DIRECTV’s International TV Packages Bring Great Programming From Abroad

DIRECTV offers hundreds of channels from stations based in the United States. But what about programming for those who speak another language, have come from abroad or simply want access to programming from one or more specific countries for cultural or educational purposes? What about those who want to watch international TV? For this audience segment, DIRECTV offers a plethora of international TV packages aimed at bringing programming from other countries right into the living rooms of those who want it most.

DIRECTV international packages: Get programming from all over the world

With DIRECTV, getting an international TV package is a two-part process. First, you choose from the BASIC CHOICE™ and PREFERRED CHOICE™ packages, each of which features basic programming that serves as the foundation of the DIRECTV® service. Or if you live in a Spanish-speaking household, you choose from one of DIRECTV’s four Spanish-language package offerings.

For non-English and Spanish channels, you then you choose one or more DIRECTV WorldDirect® a la carte packages to get specialized international programming from a particular country. From there, you can watch international TV and enjoy great programming:

Chinese

ChineseDirect™ features Cantonese-language channels including CCTV-4, Tai Seng Entertainment, 88Films and i-CABLE News. Other Chinese speakers can opt for the package MandarinDirect® III, which delivers CCTV-4, Charming China, CTI Zhong Tian Channel, Phoenix InfoNews, Phoenix North America and Tai Seng Sat TV.

Brazilian

Want programming from Brazil? Opt for BrazilianDirect™ I as your add-on, which features the channels PFC and TV Globo. Or, if you don’t want both channels, choose from either PFC or TV Globo as a standalone offering.

Filipino

Filipino customers have three options to choose from. Choose the FilipinoDirect™ package and get access to great international TV channels such as ABS-CBN News Channel, Bro Channel, Cinema One Global, DWRR 101.9, DZMM Radio Patrol, GEM NET, GMA Life TV, GMA Pinoy TV, MYX and TFC.

Want a different package? Try TFCDirect™, which includes ABS-CBN News Channel, Bro Channel, Cinema One Global, DWRR 101.9, DZMM Radio Patrol, GEM NET, MYX and TFC. Or opt for the PinoyDirect™ package, which offers GMA Pinoy TV, MYX and TFC.

Korean

Korean programming includes KoreanDirect™, which includes international TV channels CTS, EBS, MBC, MBC Every1, MBN Plus, National Geographic Channel Korea, Radio Korea, SBS, SBS Plus, TAN TV and YTN. You can also opt for KoreanDirect™ Golf, which features all the channels listed above but adds The Golf Channel to the package.

Russian

Want Russian programming? Pick the basic RussianDirect™ package, which includes C1RW (Channel One), Carousel, Dom Kino, Muzika Pervogo and Vremya channels. RussianDirect™ Plus features C1RW (Channel 1), Carousel, Dom Kino, Muzika Pervogo, Rossiya 24, RTR Planeta and RTVi. And RussianDirect™ II includes all the channels in the RussianDirect™ Plus package plus Vremya.

You can also opt for the a la carte C1RW (Channel 1) or choose the a la carte RTR Planeta.

Vietnamese

Vietnamese customers have several options for watching international TV. The VietDirect™ HONVIETV package includes HONVIETV, Little Saigon Radio, SBTN and Tai Seng Vietnam. The VietDirect™ VHN package comes with Little Saigon Radio, SBTN, Tai Seng Vietnam and VHN-TV. Last but not least, the VietDirect™ Plus package features HONVIETV, Little Saigon Radio, SBTN, Tai Seng Vietnam, VHN-TV and Vien Thao. SBTN is also available as a standalone channel.