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No beIN SPORTS on DIRECTV or Comcast? It’s time to take action

Soccer fans wield more power than many of us realize, but only if we exercise that power. After breaking the story this morning that beIN SPORTS had acquired the rights to the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana in the United States, our Twitter account was met with a tirade of soccer fans complaining that they don’t have access to beIN SPORTS. While that may be true if you’re AT&T or Comcast Xfinity subscribers, we soccer fans have an opportunity to use our power to influence change. We face three choices: 1) Grin and bear it, and continue complaining into the ... Read more

beIN SPORTS in danger after being dropped by DIRECTV and U-Verse

In a downward spiral that’s quickly resembling what happened to GolTV and how they were practically wiped off the map by the largest TV distributors in the United States, beIN SPORTS is in danger of becoming a niche broadcaster after DIRECTV and AT&T U-Verse this week removed them from their channel lineups. The news comes on the heels of Comcast Xfinity dropping beIN SPORTS almost one month ago with no apparent resolution on the horizon. Prior to the beIN SPORTS channels being removed from these TV providers, the English-language beIN SPORTS channel was in approximately 22 million homes in the ... Read more

DIRECTV to broadcast World Cup games in 4K HDR

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be available in 4K HDR through DIRECTV so you can watch the Beautiful Game with lifelike picture quality, richer colors and four times the resolution of HD. DIRECTV’s 4K HDR channels for the World Cup will be channel numbers 105 and 106. To watch the World Cup in 4K HDR through DIRECTV, you’ll need: • A subscription of the SELECT package or higher to DIRECTV, • A compatible 4K HDR receiver such as Genie, • Professional installation is required. For soccer fans interested in signing up for DIRECTV, the satellite TV provider is currently offering a special ... Read more

What DirecTV NOW could mean for soccer fans in the United States

DirecTV plans on launching its brand-new streaming service DirecTV NOW on Friday, November 4. While all of the details have yet to be announced, the subscription service could be enticing for both soccer fans and cord cutters alike. Satellite TV subscribers to DirecTV already have an app they can use to stream games to smartphones and tablets via their DirecTV subscription, but that app is completely different than the DirecTV NOW service. Instead, DirecTV NOW will be a stand-alone streaming subscription that’ll allow users to watch their favorite programming from 100 channels for $35 per month (without requiring a TV ... Read more

DirecTV adds One World Sports to programming lineup

Just days after One World Sports elected not to extend its five-year agreement with DISH, One World Sports has been added to DirecTV’s Sports lineup on channel number 623. The distribution on DirecTV, which went live this morning, is a major step forward for the network in increasing its distribution to sports fans across the United States. Currently, One World Sport is carried by multiple providers such as Verizon, RCN, Atlantic Broadband as well as specialty streaming service fuboTV (free trial). Losing distribution on DISH can be seen as a loss for the sports channel but considering their limited exposure on ... Read more

What channel is the Premier League on DirecTV?

We often get questions from soccer fans wondering what channel the Premier League is on DirecTV. Here’s the information you need. For DirecTV subscribers in the United States, the TV rights to the games are owned by NBC Sports (through until the end of the 2021/2022 season). On a typical weekend during the Premier League season, here’s what times the games are shown live and on which specific channels: Fridays, 2:45-4:45pm ET, NBCSN (DirecTV channel number 220) Saturdays, 7:45-9:45am ET, NBCSN (DirecTV channel number 220) Saturdays, 10am-Noon ET, NBCSN (DirecTV channel number 220) Saturdays, 10am-Noon ET, USA Network (DirecTV channel number ... Read more

Which is better for soccer fans, DirecTV or DISH?

Soccer fans, I need your help. I’m putting together a comparison guide to compare how DirecTV stacks up against DISH (and vice-versa). Since I haven’t had a satellite subscription in over 10 years, I don’t have the first hand experience that you do to completely understand the pros and cons of both DirecTV and DISH. I have a preliminary list of features and pricing for each satellite provider, but what insight can you share (positive or negative) about all aspects of being a DirecTV or DISH subscriber? If you’ve tried both services, which one is better for soccer fans in ... Read more

DirecTV Offers Soccer Fans World Cup Extras Such as Mix Channel And Additional Camera Angles

As is customary, DirecTV leads the way in providing soccer fans with the most amount of soccer content via TV screens nationwide. This World Cup will not be any different. This summer, DirecTV will broadcast all 64 World Cup games in HD via a choice of ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, Univision, Univision Deportes, UniMás and Galavision. But the difference with DirecTV is that it’ll activate additional channels to give its subscribers even more World Cup coverage. Here’s what they’ll be offering: Channel 400 — You’ll be able to choose from five different angles of the field so you don’t miss any ... Read more