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TV price changes for 2021

We're making several adjustments to pricing for DIRECTV and U-verse TV packages starting January 17, 2021. You'll see the new pricing on your bill.


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DIRECTV packages and Federal Cost Recovery Fee

Packages

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.

Heads up:
  • Have a DIRECTV® TV promotion introductory offer? You'll keep that discount until it expires. Once your offer period ends, you’ll pay the new price for your package.
  • If you change your package, you may not be eligible for certain discounts anymore.
DIRECTV packagesMonthly price increase amount
Minimum service
FAMILY
ChineseDirect Plus
No increase
BASIC CHOICE
BASIC
$1
PREFERRED CHOICE$3
SELECT
ENTERTAINMENT
SELECT CLASSIC
SELECT CHOICE
ENTERTAINMENT CLASSIC
MAS LATINO
OPTIMO MAS
MAS MEXICO
BASICO
FAMILIAR
OPCION ESPECIAL
OPCION EXTRA ESPECIAL
$5
MAS ULTRA
MAS ULTRA ORIGINAL
FAMILIAR ULTRA
OPCION ULTRA ESPECIAL
$6
CHOICE
TOTAL CHOICE
TOTAL CHOICE LIMITED
TOTAL CHOICE Mobile
$7
XTRA
PREFERRED XTRA
CHOICE XTRA CLASSIC
$8
ULTIMATE
PREMIER
LO MAXIMO
OPCION PREMIER
$9

DIRECTV Federal Cost Recovery Fee

Starting on January 17, 2021, your monthly DIRECTV bill will include a Federal Cost Recovery Fee of $0.19 per month. This fee used to be charged once a year.

It covers regulatory fee expenses that DIRECTV pays to the Federal Communications Commission. Plus, the fee may include outstanding regulatory costs incurred in prior years that are not yet fully recovered. The fee isn’t a tax or surcharge that the government requires DIRECTV to collect if you have a DIRECTV account.
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DIRECTV premiums and SPORTS PACK bundles

Premiums

We're reducing the price of certain a la carte premium programming services we offer.

DIRECTV premiumsMonthly price change amount
STARZ-$3.00
CINEMAX-$3.00
HBO MAXNo change
SHOWTIME-$3.00
SPORTS PACKNo change

Premiums and SPORTS PACK bundles

Since we're lowering the price of CINEMAX®, STARZ®, and SHOWTIME®, we'll no longer offer Premium and SPORTS PACK programming bundle discounts. See the charts for specific price change info. 

DIRECTV premium bundles without SPORTS PACK 
Monthly price change amount
STARZ and CINEMAX-$4.01
HBO MAX and STARZ-$2.01
STARZ and SHOWTIME-$4.01
STARZ and SPORTS PACK-$1.01
HBO MAX and CINEMAX-$2.01
SHOWTIME and CINEMAX-$4.01
HBO MAX and SHOWTIME-$2.01
CINEMAX and SPORTS PACK-$1.01
HBO MAX and SPORTS PACK+$0.99
SHOWTIME and SPORTS PACK-$1.01
HBO MAX, STARZ and CINEMAX-$4.02
STARZ, SHOWTIME and CINEMAX-$6.02
HBO MAX, STARZ and SHOWTIME-$4.02

DIRECTV premium bundles with SPORTS PACK 
Monthly price change amount
STARZ, CINEMAX, and SPORTS PACK-$3.02
HBO MAX, STARZ, and SPORTS PACK-$1.02
STARZ, SHOWTIME, and SPORTS PACK-$3.02
HBO MAX, SHOWTIME, and CINEMAX-$4.02
HBO MAX, CINEMAX, and SPORTS PACK-$1.02
SHOWTIME, CINEMAX, and SPORTS PACK-$3.02
HBO MAX, SHOWTIME and SPORTS PACK-$1.02
HBO MAX, STARZ, SHOWTIME and CINEMAX-$3.03
HBO MAX, STARZ, CINEMAX and SPORTS PACK-$0.03
STARZ, SHOWTIME, CINEMAX and SPORTS PACK-$2.03
HBO MAX, STARZ, SHOWTIME and SPORTS PACK-$0.03
HBO MAX, SHOWTIME, CINEMAX and SPORTS PACK-$0.03
HBO MAX, STARZ, SHOWTIME, CINEMAX and SPORTS PACK+$2.96

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U-verse TV packages

Due to increased programming costs, we're adjusting the price of our video packages. Periodically, TV network owners increase the fees they charge AT&T for the right to broadcast their movies, shows, and sporting events.

Heads up:
  • Have a U-verse® TV introductory offer? You'll keep that discount until it expires. Once your offer period ends, you’ll pay the new price for your package.
  • If you change your package, you may not be eligible for the certain discounts anymore.

U-verse TV package
Monthly price increase amount
U-basicNo increase
U-family
U-family All In
U100
$5
U200
U200 All In
U200 Latino
U200 Latino All In
$8
U300
U300 All In
U300 Latino
U300 Latino All In
U400
U450
U450 All In
U450 Latino
U450 Latino All In
$9
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