June 20, 2018

Review: DIRECTV Ultimate Package Channels

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The ULTIMATE package is DIRECTV's second largest package (just under the PREMIER package). It has 250+ channels, with dedicated movie channels for the movie enthusiast. If you love movies, the ULTIMATE package is for you.

WHAT CHANNELS DOES IT HAVE?

The ULTIMATE has 15+ extra channels compared to the XTRA package. These include the full Starz Encore suite (eight channels), The Movie Channels (two channels), El-Rey, Boomerang, and the Univision Deportes Network.

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Here's a complete list of the channels included.

CHANNELS INCLUDED

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Base package channels

  • A&E HD
  • AMC HD
  • American Heroes Channel
  • Animal Planet HD
  • ASPiRE HD
  • AUDIENCE® HD
  • AWE HD
  • AXS TV HD
  • BabyFirst TV
  • BBC America HD
  • BBC World News HD
  • BET HD
  • BET Her
  • Bloomberg TV HD
  • Boomerang
  • Bravo HD
  • BTN HD
  • BYUtv
  • CANAL ONCE
  • Cartoon Network East HD
  • Cartoon Network West
  • CBS Sports Network HD
  • CCTV News
  • Christian Television Network
  • Church Channel
  • CMT HD
  • CNBC HD
  • CNBC World
  • CNN HD
  • Comedy Central HD
  • COMTVH
  • Contemporary Christian
  • Cooking Channel HD
  • CSPAN
  • CSPAN 2
  • Daystar
  • Destination America HD
  • DIS XD
  • Discovery Family Channel
  • Discovery HD
  • Discovery Life
  • Disney Channel East HD
  • Disney Channel West
  • Disney Junior HD
  • DIY Network HD
  • E! HD
  • El Rey HD
  • ENCORE
  • ENCORE Suspense
  • Enlace
  • ESPN HD
  • ESPN2 HD
  • ESPNEWS HD
  • ESPNU HD
  • EVINE
  • EWTN
  • FETV
  • FM
  • Food Network HD
  • Fox Business Network HD
  • Fox News Channel HD
  • FOX Sports 1 HD
  • FOX Sports 2 HD
  • Free Speech TV
  • Freeform
  • Fuse
  • Fusion HD
  • FX HD
  • FXX HD
  • FYI HD
  • Galavisión HD
  • GEB America
  • GEMS
  • GOD TV
  • Golf Channel HD
  • Great American Country
  • GSN
  • HGTV HD
  • History HD
  • HITN
  • HLN HD
  • Hope Channel
  • HSN
  • IFC HD
  • INC TV
  • INSP
  • Investigation Discovery HD
  • ION Television East HD
  • ION Television West
  • JC HD
  • Jewelry Television
  • Jewish Life Television
  • Lifetime HD
  • Link TV
  • LMN HD
  • Logo
  • MAVTV
  • MHZW
  • MLB Network HD
  • MSNBC HD
  • MTV Classic
  • MTV HD
  • MTV2 HD
  • NASA TV
  • Nat Geo WILD HD
  • National Geographic Channel HD
  • NBA TV HD
  • NBC Sports Network HD
  • NBC Universo
  • NEWSMX
  • NFL Network HD
  • NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX (1 season)
  • NHL Network HD
  • Nick Jr. HD
  • Nickelodeon HD East
  • Nickelodeon West
  • Nicktoons
  • NRB
  • OAN HD
  • OLYCHD
  • Ovation HD
  • OWN HD
  • Oxygen
  • Paramount Network HD
  • POP
  • Pursuit
  • QVC HD
  • QVC Plus
  • ReelzChannel HD
  • REVOLT HD
  • RFD TV
  • SBN
  • Science HD
  • SEC Network HD
  • Sportsman Channel
  • STARZ ENCORE Action HD
  • STARZ ENCORE Black
  • STARZ ENCORE Classic
  • STARZ ENCORE East HD
  • STARZ ENCORE Family
  • STARZ ENCORE West
  • STARZ ENCORE Westerns
  • SundanceTV HD
  • SYFY HD
  • TBS HD
  • TCM HD
  • TCT Network
  • TeenNick
  • Tennis Channel HD
  • THE MOVIE CHANNEL EAST HD
  • THE MOVIE CHANNEL WEST
  • The Weather Channel HD
  • The Word Network
  • TLC HD
  • TNT HD
  • Travel Channel HD
  • Trinity Broadcasting Network
  • truTV HD
  • TV Land HD
  • TV One
  • TVG
  • UniMás
  • Universal Kids HD
  • Univision Deportes Network
  • Univision Este HD
  • UP
  • Uplift
  • USA HD
  • Velocity HD
  • VH1 HD
  • VICELAND HD
  • Vme
  • WE tv HD
  • WeatherNation HD
  • WGN America HD
  • World Harvest Television

WHO IT WORKS BEST FOR

The ULTIMATE package caters to movie lovers. It has the full Starz Encore suite, with each channel dedicated to different film genres. Whether it's blockbusters, animated films, live action films, comedy, drama, suspense - just pick the respective channel from the Encore list.

On top of that, the package also includes The Movie Channel. If you're a fan of horror, they have a regularly-scheduled movie block - the horror movie double feature "Splatterday" on Saturday. It's featured evenings at 10:00pm Eastern and Pacific.

The El-Rey channel is great for retro movies, featuring titles like Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, Pet Sematary, The A-Team, and The Incredible Hulk. These are great for millennials who want to re-live the shows they grew up with.

The same viewers might also appreciate the old-school cartoons in the Boomerang channel. It features classics such as Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, and Scooby-Doo.

Meanwhile, football lovers will love the Univision Deportes Network. It has all the football games from the Liga MX, the top level of the Mexican Football League.

In short, the ULTIMATE package is for those who want more than just regular programming. Channels like El-Rey and Boomerang provide retro shows and programs, while The Movie Channel and Encore cater more towards movie buffs in general. If movies are your life, go for the ULTIMATE package.

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    Order new DIRECTV service from USDIRECT (a CreditDonkey partner and DIRECTV authorized dealer) and get a $100 gift card when you mention promo code 110555.

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