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With DirecTV’s sports package, you’ll find regional sports channels from around the country. You’ll find the following channels in the DirecTV Sports Pack, however, note this content does change by region:
Here’s a guide to the sports channels available on each of DirecTV’s packages:
You can add additional packs like the NFL Sunday Ticket, which gives you access to every Sunday NFL game of the season, NBA League Pass, with over 40 extra games per week, MLB Extra Innings, with over 40 extra games a week, or NHL Center Ice, also with over 40 extra games per week.
If you’re more into soccer, you can choose from MLS Direct Kick (for every game of the season), Fox Soccer Plus (with games from UEFA, Champions League, FA Cup, UEFA Europa, and Scottish Premier League plus rugby), and International Soccer (live from around the world) packages.
You’re also able to order Pay Per View live fights, including boxing and MMA.
Basically, whatever your flavor of sport, DirecTV has an add-on that will help you get the most of the season, all from your lounge room.
Local or regional sports channels are generally included in your DirecTV package already, without the sports package add-on. This may include your local teams in football, hockey, baseball, and basketball. If DirecTV doesn’t have a partnership agreement with the broadcast networks in your area then you may not receive this content. The sports pack includes all regional sports channels and throws in some more national sports channels, too. These national channels may include other less popular sports like tennis, golf, etc.
On the base package, you’ll likely get access to one or more regional channels that may screen your home team’s games. With the sports pack, you’ll receive all regional baseball games providers through partners of DirecTV on various regional channels. For baseball fans looking for the most games of the season, you’ll want to add-on MLB Extra Innings.
You’ll find your home team playing on your included regional sports channel/s if DirecTV has managed to come to an agreement with the regional broadcast provider. If you choose to add the sports package you’ll be able to screen all the regional stations they have access to in other areas of the country, too. For the widest coverage, you’ll need to check out the NFL Sunday Ticket add-on.
If DirecTV has agreements in place with broadcasters in your region, you’ll be able to view your local team through regional sports channels available with DirecTV basic packages. The sports package adds on all regional channels available across the country, however, for the biggest amount of games screened you’ll need to add on NHL Center Ice.
Through your regional sports programming included with every DirecTV package, you will be able to watch your local team’s basketball games – so long as DirecTV has an agreement in place with the broadcast provider. The sports package gives you all these regional channels so that you can watch other teams play around the country. If you want to be able to watch all the basketball and not miss a thing, you’ll need to pick up the NBA League Pass.