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DirecTV Ups Out-Of-Home Channel Offerings

El Segundo, Calif. — DirecTV said Tuesday it will this month expand the number of channels available for out-of-home streaming via its DirecTV Everywhere service. 11/19/2013 11:37:00 AM Eastern

El Segundo, Calif. — DirecTV said Tuesday it will this month expand the number of channels available for out-of-home streaming via its DirecTV Everywhere service.

Beginning Nov. 21, DirecTV Everywhere will grow to more than 30 live TV out-of-home (OOH) streaming channels, including HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, The Movie Channel, Starz, Encore, Tennis Channel and Scripps Networks.

The satellite TV provider said it will also now deliver a lineup of 100 live TV in-home streaming channels.

To support the DirecTV Everywhere programming expansion, the company said it will  relaunch its Android tablet app to support both live and on-demand programming across all screen sizes and various operating systems.

At the same time, DirecTV said it is also expanding its on demand content lineup on DirecTV.com. Subscribers will have access to more than 19,000 high-quality streaming titles, at no additional cost, on their computers.

“We've significantly expanded DirecTV Everywhere to meet the needs of our customers who want a seamless and consistent way to access programming they want, across as many platforms as possible, without any restrictions,” said Tony Goncalves, DirecTV digital entertainment products senior VP. “We were the first provider to launch an out-of-home streaming service and will continue to work with partners to give our customers even more convenience, choice and value. It is essential that we align with our programming partners to ensure we can deliver high-quality content with the immediacy consumers expect.”

OOH networks available through DirecTV Everywhere now include the following:

•       Audience Network

•       HBO East

•       Starz Comedy

•       AXS TV

•       HGTV

•       Starz   East

•       BeIN Sports

•       Shorts

•       Starz Edge

•       BeIN Sports Español

•       Sony Movie Channel

•       Starz Kids & Family

•       Bloomberg

•       Showtime Beyond

•       Tennis Channel

•       Cinemax East

•       Showtime Extreme

•       The Movie Channel East

•       Cooking Channel

•       Showtime East

•       TMC Xtra

•       DIY Network

•       Showtime Next

•       Travel Channel

•       Encore Action

•       Showtime Women      

•       Encore East

•       Showtime 2    

•       Food Network

•       Starz Cinema  

DirecTV first launched its OOH live streaming with its NFL Sunday Ticket app that gives customers live games on any device — as well as its own Audience Network, which the company cleared the rights for to make the content available to stream live OOH.

DirecTV offers video-on-demand content from more than 40 networks, which can be accessed across multiple devices.

DirecTV said it will continue to evolve its DirecTV Everywhere service with additional key functionality and foundational technology.

 

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