DirecTV has offered Fox Sports 1 on Channel 219 since August of 2013, when it replaced the Speed Channel. Not all DirecTV programming packages include Fox Sports 1, so customers who can't view the channel may need to contact customer service to change their package.
On May 18, 2014, AT&T announced that it had “entered into a definitive agreement” to buy DIRECTV for stock and cash valued at $95 a share. The boards of directors of both companies have voted unanimously in favor of the deal, which is subject to federal approval. Previously, DIRECTV was owned and op
DirecTV has Internet services as a part of its product line, as of 2014. The company's Internet is a high-speed wireless service available as a standalone product, but it can also be purchased as a part of one of DirecTV's bundled rates.
DIRECTV does not offer Internet directly, but works with service providers like AT&T to offer its customers Internet. DIRECTV handles the television service while letting local Internet providers install and service the Internet portion of the service.
To use the DIRECTV guide, push the Guide button on the television's remote control and browse through channels by scrolling with the arrow keys or entering a channel number. The DIRECTV guide displays each channel's programming for at least the next 36 hours. By default, it displays programming for
As of 2014, the maximum download speed provided by DirecTV is 24 megabits per second, while the upload speed is capped at 0.256 megabit per second. Although the average speeds provided by DirecTV are faster than dial-up, they are still very low when compared to cable or DSL providers.
As of 2015, customers of DirecTV can make payments on their bills through a variety of ways, including online bill payment, by phone, through an automated phone system or through online banking. Customers who have their cards on file can also pay their DirecTV bill through text.
As of 2013, DirecTV had 20.25 million subscribers. This number is an increase of 0.8 percent from 2012, a year when DirecTV had 20.08 million subscribers.
The Anime Network, offers an ample selection of anime television shows. DirectTV customers can experience 10 hours of on-demand anime programming per, according to the Anime Network. Users can choose from a variety of dubbed and subtitled anime series.
DirecTV features standard receivers such as Genie Lite, Standard Digital TV receiver and DirecTV Plus DVR. It also offers receivers such as Tivo HD DVR, Genie, HD DVR and HD receiver. The Standard Digital receiver features parent control, ScoreGuide and on-screen Caller ID.