As of 2015, some stations available to subscribers of DIRECTV satellite TV packages include HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, ABC, AMC, CNN, CNBC, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Bravo, Disney and Encore, notes DIRECTV.com. The number of channels available varies based on the type of subscription plan.
DIRECTV is one of the leading providers of satellite television programming services in the United States. As of 2015, DIRECTV offers three types of TV packages through AT&T: Select, Choice and Ultimate. The Select package includes more than 145 channels in its lineup, while the Choice and Ultimate packages offer more than 175 and 240 channels, respectively, to subscribers. Almost all American households with a DIRECTV subscription have access to local channels.
DIRECTV also offers consumers premium channel packages for a corresponding monthly fee. These include the HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax and Sports Pack premium channel packages. A subscription to an HBO package provides access to 10 channels including HBO, HBO Family and HBO2. This particular package features nine channels in high-definition programming. Subscribers to the Sports Pack plan who are residing in certain geographic areas get access to 37 channels, including 28 in HD as of 2015. These channels include Altitude Sports and Entertainment, Comcast SportsNet and CSN.
Other TV stations available to DIRECTV subscribers as of 2015 include Audience, 4K Media, Inc., AlliSports, Nickelodeon, CMT, Comedy Central, Cooking Channel, Fox, Food Network, History, Lifetime, MSNBC, NBC, National Geographic, ESPN, Smithsonian Channel and TNT, notes the company's official website.