DIRECTV to launch new HD package

The HD package will include ESPN HD, Discovery HD Theater, HDNet and HDNet Movies, and is available by subscription for $10.99 per month. In addition, DIRECTV will also provide its customers withspecial events broadcast in HD, similar to events broadcast in the past, such as USA’s coverage of the Masters Golf Tournament, NBA games and NBA TV programming blocks.

ESPN HD is a 24-hour high-definition simulcast service of ESPN that delivers a lineup of sports events, news, information and entertainment telecasts currently available, including games from MajorLeague Baseball, the NBA , the NFL and the NHL.

Discovery HD Theater is the new 24/7 channel filmed entirely in high-definition. The channel delivers programs about nature, science and technology, geography, travel and world culture.

HDNet is a 24-hour network featuring live sports like NHL® and MLS® games, boxing, drama series, concerts and original news and documentary programming including HDNet World Report and AcrossAmerica.

HDNet Movies delivers a 24-hour schedule of blockbuster movie titles from Warner Bros., Sony, and other major studios, as well as made-for-TV movies, independent films and shorts.