Yesterday, we shared details about a price hike for most DIRECTV STREAM packages. Along with its streaming service, DIRECTV is also raising the prices of most of its satellite TV packages.
“We’re making several adjustments to pricing for DIRECTV packages starting January 23, 2022. You’ll see the new pricing on your bill,” the company wrote on a support page about the increases. “Due to increased programming costs, we’re adjusting the price of our video packages. 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,” the message to customers continues.
The price increases are shown in the chart below.
|DIRECTV packages||Monthly price increase amount|
OPCION EXTRA ESPECIAL
MAS ULTRA ORIGINAL
OPCION ULTRA ESPECIAL
TOTAL CHOICE LIMITED
TOTAL CHOICE Mobile
CHOICE XTRA CLASSIC
Along with increases for TV packages, DIRECTV will also be adjusting its Regional Sports Network fees.
“Starting on January 23, 2022, Regional Sports Network (RSN) fees are being adjusted by ZIP code viewing area to better align with content. As a result, some customers will see no change or a rate decrease, and others will see up to a $2 monthly increase,” the message from the company explains. You can visit the DIRECTV website for more information and see which tier your zip code falls under.
Here is the new pricing for RSN tiers based on zip code for DIRECTV customers.
|Service||2021 RSN Rate||2022 RSN Rate|
|Regional Sports Fee Tier 1||$3.80||$3.80|
|Regional Sports Fee Tier 2||$7.37||$5.80|
|Regional Sports Fee Tier 3||$9.13||$7.80|
|Regional Sports Fee Tier 4||$9.99||$9.99|
|Regional Sports Fee Tier 5||$11.99|