DIRECTV is Increasing Prices & Changing RSN Fees on January 23

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 packagesMonthly price increase amount
Minimum service
ChineseDirect Plus
No increase
BASIC CHOICE
BASIC
FAMILY
$1
PREFERRED CHOICE$3
BASICO
FAMILIAR
MAS LATINO
MAS MEXICO
OPCION ESPECIAL
OPCION EXTRA ESPECIAL
OPTIMO MAS
SELECT
SELECT CLASSIC
SELECT CHOICE
$4
ENTERTAINMENT
ENTERTAINMENT CLASSIC
$5
MAS ULTRA
MAS ULTRA ORIGINAL
FAMILIAR ULTRA
OPCION ULTRA ESPECIAL
$6
CHOICE
TOTAL CHOICE
TOTAL CHOICE LIMITED
TOTAL CHOICE Mobile
$7
LO MAXIMO
OPCION PREMIER
PREMIER
XTRA
PREFERRED XTRA
CHOICE XTRA CLASSIC
ULTIMATE
$8
MAX
PLUS
$10

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.

Service2021 RSN Rate2022 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