The position of the National Broadcasting Company-NBC channel on the DirectTV premium packages depends on your Location. For example, the NBC channel number in Atlanta, Georgia for the DirectTV package is 11 while in California, channel 4 is assigned for NBC.
If you are a sports fan, then here is some news for you: from 31st December 2021, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) signal will not be available on DirectTV (Channel 220) or any other TV provider which is broadcasted by NBC. Instead, Most of the programming content on NBCSN will be shifted to the USA Network, available on DirectTV Channel 242. In this article, we will guide you through the vast channel lineup directory of DirectTV and recent updates.
National Broadcasting Company or NBC is a USA-based English-speaking commercial broadcaster of television and radio. It’s one of the major American Television broadcasting networks other than ABC and CBS. Because of its stylish colorful peacock tail-like logo.
NBC is also known as the “Peacock Network”. It was established in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and afterward General Electric (GE) got the ownership. Currently, NBC belongs to Comcast and it’s one of the flagship properties of Comcast.
NBC broadcast its TV programs via 13 stations owned by NBC and other 200 affiliate stations which cover the United States, Canada and Mexico. Although, paid tv service providers operate in Canada and Mexico. But in the border areas, an air signal is available. In South Korea and Germany, NBC has brand licensing agreements for international channels.
DirecTV mainly provides paid digital satellite TV broadcasting services to the direct customer. Other services include IP-based television services, Virtual MPTV services, and Over-the-top video services. DirecTV was acquired by AT&T in July 2015 and at the end of the first quarter of the year 2021, AT&T was in the possession of 15.9 million pay-TV customers, including DirecTV, U-Verse, and DirecTV Stream subscribers.
The satellite fleet of DirecTV consists of 12 satellites in geostationary orbit at positions ranging from 95°W to 119°W, which provide strong coverage of the North American continent. DirecTV pioneered 4K ultra-high-definition content in 2014. The 4K Genie Mini set-top boxes distributed by DirecTV can be connected to any HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2-compatible device to provide 4K video. DirecTV also broadcasts 4K quality live sports for eligible customers.
Here is a quick guide for the number of the channel in DIRECTV satellite service dedicated to NBC based on the geographical location:
Little Rock – Pine Bluff: 4
Los Angeles: 4
Hartford – New Haven: 30 (HD)
Boise: 7 (HD)
Des Moines: 13
Wichita – Hutchinson : 3
Louisville : 3
New Orleans: 6
Portland – Auburn: 6
Minneapolis – St. Paul 11
Kansas City 41
Billings: 8 (HD)
Las Vegas 3 (HD)
New York 4
Albuquerque – Santa Fe 4
Fargo – Valley City 11
Oklahoma City 4
Providence 10 (HD)
Charleston 2 (HD)
Sioux Falls 48 (HD)
Salt Lake City 5
Virginia Beach 10
Seattle – Tacoma 5
Charleston – Huntington 3
Jackson : 3
Vero Beach: 5
Palm Coast: 12
Jacksonville: 12 (HD)
Fort Worth: 5
San Antonio: 4
All-in-one network NBC will bring to its viewer just about every flavor of entertainment known to the industry such as talk shows, award specials, sports opera to kids programming, sports, comedy, drama, news, and reality series. NBC is known as one of the major broadcast networks in the U.S. and one of the ‘Big Three’ television companies, established around 94 years ago.
On the other hand, AT&T DIRECTV provides high-quality digital television transmission services to nearly 18.4 million households in the U.S. So, it is possible that you already have the DIRECTV cable service in your home and you are having trouble finding the NBC channel in the long list of broadcasting channels of DIRECTV.
You will also need the subscription to the proper DIRECTV satellite package to access the NBC and NBC sports channels. DIRECTV offers numerous other HD channels apart from NBC. The 4 top tier packages from DIRECTV are as follows
Is NBC available?
Total number of channels
Other premium channels
ESPN, CNN, Nickelodeon, and HGTV. SHOWTIME®, STARZ®, EPIX®, & Cinemax® included for the first 3 months
2022 season of NFL SUNDAY TICKET. HBO MaxTM, SHOWTIME®, STARZ®, Cinemax® & EPIX® included for the first 3 months
CBS sports network, Discovery Family, and other movie channels with the 2022 season of NFL SUNDAY TICKET.
HBO Max™, Cinemax®, SHOWTIME®, STARZ® and 2022 season of NFL SUNDAY TICKET
These packages have options to add extra channels for some extra fees. Consult the DirectTV website for detailed information about fees, tax and channel lineup. Smart customization of the existing package will save you a lot of money.
As mentioned earlier, it is announced that “After December 31, 2021, NBC will no longer broadcast the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) signal through DirectTV (Channel 220) or any other TV provider.”. Most of the contents of NBCSN will be shifted to the USA Network, available on DirectTV Channel 242. But other NBC programming will continue without interruption.
The NBC sports programs which will be broadcasted from USA Network are as follows:
Atlantic 10 basketball
INDYCAR: Two races
NASCAR: Cup and Xfinity Series races
The R&A – The Open, AIG Women’s Open: Early round and weekend lead-in coverage
The Winter Olympics
Tour de France
USGA – U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open: Early round and weekend lead-in coverage.
Other than sports, there are tons of binge-worthy tv series, reality shows and movies aired by NBC promising to keep you entertained for hours during your holidays. NBC airs a great number of varieties of high-quality tv programs including drama series, comedy series, action and thriller series, reality shows, etc. and some of the top contestants are:
Law and order
Friday night lights
Will and Grace
The Hollow Crown
You have also options for talk shows and reality shows:
Why is NBC or any other local channel not shown in the DirectTV service?
Owing to the dispute between TV channel owners and the satellite TV service like DirectTV, some local channels may disappear sometimes from the DirectTV service. A satellite carrier like DirectTV has to pay a certain carriage fee to the Channel owner like NBC.
At the end of February 2021, a lot of complaints were lodged in regards to local channels not showing up on DirecTV. The reason for this backout was the fee issue between Cox Media Group and its owner, Apollo Global Management and AT&T and its subsidiary, DirecTV.
In this situation, you should visithttps://www.att.com/tvpromise/, enter your zip code in the search tool, and get instant updates about possible channel blackouts in your area. Most of the time, DirecTV tries its best to restore the local channels as quickly as possible.
For any sort of technical or billing issues, the DirectTV website provides customer support via hotline, chat sessions, or email. Also, technical support is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. The hotline number is 800.531.5000.
NBC channel in DirectTV stream
Apart from the satellite TV service, DirectTV offers streaming services of HD channels over the internet. To avail of this service, you will need an 8 Mbps internet line. If you purchase this service you will find CNBC and CNBC World on 355 and 357 number channels respectively.
Hope this guide helps with some of your questions about NBC on DirectTV service.