DIRECTV revealed today that it will raise prices on programming packages from $1 a month to $10 a month effective January 23, 2022.
The company also said it was adjusting its regional sports network fees, saying some customers will see no change or a rate decrease while others will see up to a $2 monthly increase. You can see your RSN fee by clicking here.
DIRECTV posted the new prices on its web site. The notice states that the price increase is necessary due to the increased cost of acquiring programming, and the nation’s rising inflation rate. U-verse, a sister TV service to DIRECTV, earlier in the day offered a similar reason for increasing prices next month.
“Due to increased programming costs, we’re adjusting the price of our video packages,” DIRECTV states. “Periodically, TV network owners increase the fees they charge DIRECTV for the right to broadcast their movies, shows and sporting events. In addition, this year we have experienced higher-than-normal inflation across our suppliers.”
DIRECTV last January raised prices on most programming packages for existing customers by $1 a month to $9 a month, but it lowered the rate for Showtime, Starz and Cinemax by $3 a month each. There are no price changes in the three premium channels in today’s notice.
Here is the DIRECTV price increase (by package) that will take effect on January 23, 2022:
$1 a month increase
$3 a month increase
$4 a month increase
OPCION EXTRA ESPECIAL
$5 a month increase
$6 a month increase
MAS ULTRA ORIGINAL
OPCION ULTRA ESPECIAL
$7 a month increase
TOTAL CHOICE LIMITED
TOTAL CHOICE Mobile
$8 a month increase
CHOICE XTRA CLASSIC
$10 a month increase
DIRECTV Stream, the multi-channel, live streaming service is also likely to announce new pricing today. The Streamable reported last week that Stream’s Choice package is expected to rise by $5 a month in January while Ultimate and Premier will see a $10 increase monthly.
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