DIRECTV is America’s #1 satellite TV service provider, and has a proud history of delivering quality service to customers around the country. When DIRECTV launched in 1994, DIRECTV was the first entertainment service in the U.S. to deliver all digital-quality, multi-channel TV programming to an 18-inch satellite dish.The launch of DIRECTV service, with its national reach, provided people across the continental U.S. with a much needed alternative to cable. And for the first time, rural consumers, who were not being served by cable at all now had access to programming. DIRECTV also pioneered technological breakthroughs, including the first national system with interactive on-screen program guide and pay per view ordering by remote control.
DIRECTV innovations and awards for digital broadcast satellite technology have set a new standard for televised entertainment. Today, DIRECTV is the nation's leading digital multi-channel television service provider. DIRECTV offers access to hundreds of channels of quality programming in the places people live - single family homes, condominiums and apartment buildings. DIRECTV also provides television entertainment to tens of thousands of commercial locations, including airports, hotels, restaurants, bars, hospitals and office buildings.
And all of this is backed by award-winning customer service and dedicated employees who make it all work. DIRECTV is continuing to redefine the world of television entertainment. Advances in technology are enabling our viewers to have greater control over their viewing and experience new services on their television, such as digital video recording (DVR), high-definition TV, expanded multicultural programming, interactive programming and more.
Check out these new additions that make DIRECTV an even greater value for any television lover:
Enjoy New Music Channels from Sonic Tap®
The Sonic Tap® digital music service, which creates personalized music playlists for different atmospheres and experiences, is now the source for DIRECTV’s line-up of music channels. Thanks to this service, you can get access to a wide selection of exciting music channels featuring just about any genre you can imagine. Set the soundtrack for your next cocktail party, romantic dinner, ‘80s party, or almost any other event that could benefit from great music. And when you think about it, is there any other kind?
With DIRECTV’s wide range of music channels, you won’t just hear the same standard radio hits. Instead, you can explore music by era, by genre (or sub-genre), and more. Listen to the early classics of the New Wave era, or sing along with your favorite Broadway Showtunes. Dig into the treasures of the ‘60s and ‘70s soul and R&B scenes with Classic R&B, or amp up your day with the hard-hitting music of the Ink’d channel. Whatever you choose, you can be sure that you’ll be getting a quality playlist from America’s #1 satellite TV service provider.
Watch New Releases with DIRECTV CINEMA™
With this service, you can watch 400 of the newest movies just released on DVD—without heading to the store, or waiting for discs in the mail. That means you’ll be able to order movies almost a month before Netflix and Redbox, with all options available in HD format and Dolby Digital Surround Sound. DIRECTV CINEMA also has over 6,000 other movies and TV shows for your viewing pleasure. When you get an HD DVR upgrade with your DIRECTV order, you’ll automatically get access to the DIRECTV CINEMA service. Now there’s no planning or travel involved the next time you decide to settle in for a movie, and with the service’s wide selection of new releases, it’s easy to find the perfect choice for the occasion.
Whole-Home DVR Puts You in Control
With DIRECTV’s Whole-Home DVR service, you can control and record programming on any TV in your house—and watch your recorded programs on any set in your home. All you need is a main HD DVR receiver that stores content and allows for access to HD programming. Then, get an HD receiver for every other set in your home, and you’ll be able to access your recorded content on any TV. In addition, you can start watching on one TV, pause it, and move to another room to continue your program. It’s a helpful addition made possible by DIRECTV’s advanced technology and service.
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With exciting entertainment choices and features, DIRECTV is not only making entertainment history.