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Every TV lover aspires to get the finest entertainment package possible, one that covers nature, sports, lifestyle & entertainment, action, news, sci-fi, history, and much more. But, do you know that there is a cable network out there which encompasses such diverse genres in its scheduled programming? Just by availing yourself of this one channel, you can enjoy a ton of films and a range of programming that hits the right spot and satisfies every mood. It is none other than BBC America – a must-have channel, offered by DIRECTV in all its packages.

A Little about BBC America

Owned by AMC Networks and BBC Studios, BBC America is one of the popular American cable TV networks launched in 1998. The channel offers a diverse set of programming. You get to binge-watch on films and shows from a range of genres—mainly intelligent comedy and action with a hint of sci-fi. As well as quality news telecasts which are the hallmark of BBC World News, sports simulcasts from Sky Sports, famous nature documentary series from the BBC and much more.

As of September 2018, BBC America was estimated to be available to nearly 81 million American households, who have a pay-TV subscription. The network also has six sister channels, which include BBC World News, IFC, AMC, We TV, BBC Entertainment (International), and Sundance TV.

Watch BBC America on DIRECTV!

Given the massive demand for TV programming with a British touch, BBC America is carried by most cable TV service providers and streaming services in the United States. But, when you decide to access BBC America on DIRECTV, it is a lot more than just getting access to the network—it is the total value of your subscription that makes it more than worth a shot.

DIRECTV packages provide an extensive channel lineup—from Entertainment to Premier—the range has the capability to keep everyone from light TV watchers to TV fanatics engaged. The best possible picture quality, delivered with 99% signal reliability, and from a provider that boasts a higher customer satisfaction rating than cable TV for 19 years in running. 

And, that is not it. There is a plethora of service features that come along—each with the potential to transform your TV watching experience to a convenient, flexible and modern one. For instance: The DIRECTV app lets you carry TV in your pocket, and does not cost you a dime extra to watch on the go because you are almost always in the range of DIRECTV satellite signal. Genie HD DVR is another great feature—high-end equipment from AT&T DIRECTV helps you bend your TV regime to your personal timeline. Not to forget all the entertainment avenues besides the DIRECTV channel lineup such as DIRECTV On Demand, DIRECTV Cinema, and the 24/7 4K Ultra HD channel.

All that is bound to make subscribing to BBC America via DIRECTV all the more worth it!

What Channel Number is BBC America on DIRECTV?

DIRECTV from AT&T extends its service from one coast to another and is available at any place in the U.S. with a clear view of the southern sky. So when you decide to sign up for DIRECTV satellite TV service you do not need to worry about its availability in your area—because chances are it would be there! The one thing that can be a little problematic in the beginning is organizing your go-to-networks along with their channel numbers.

So, let’s have a look at the channel numbers for BBC America, and its cluster of sister channels on DIRECTV.

DIRECTV Packages Channel# ENTERTAINMENT CHOICE™ ULTIMATE PREMIER™

Total No. of Channels

 

 

160

185

250

330

Availability of BBC America

264

(SD/HD)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Availability of BBC World News

346

(HD)

No

No

Yes

Yes

Availability of IFC

333

(SD/HD)

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Availability of AMC

254

(SD/HD)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Availability of We TV

260

(SD/HD)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Availability of SundanceTV

 

557 (HD)

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

We would suggest you check our DIRECTV channel lineup complete with channel numbers. However, for local and regional networks you may need to enter your ZIP code here to determine availability and know the channel number.

Must-Watch on BBC America

Over the years the bond which BBC America has been able to establish with its non-British audience, is quite remarkable given the subtle and not-so-subtle differences between British and American cultural preferences. The network’s programming has appealed to its subscribers, and has also sustained the interest and popularity with obvious success. After all, BBC America has access to the store-house of some splendid TV productions from the BBC Studios—be it nature documentaries, brainy comedy, sci-fi, thrill, action, crime or mystery—with the top-quality of production that is the hallmark of BBC, you are in for a televisual treat—with an overwhelming British touch!

So, once you are subscribed to DIRECTV, don’t miss out on these must watch shows:

  • Seven Worlds One Planet (Nature Documentary)
  • Dynasties (Nature Documentary)
  • Blue Planet II (Nature Documentary)
  • A Wild Year on Earth (Documentary)
  • Luther (Crime Drama)
  • Monty Python’s Flying Circus (Comedy)
  • Broad Church (Mystery)
  • Class (Drama, Sci-Fi)
  • Doctor Who (Drama, Sci-Fi)
  • A Discovery of Witches (Fantasy, Romance, Drama)
  • Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (Comedy, Sci-Fi, Detective Fiction)
  • Killing Eve (Drama, Spy Thriller, Dark Comedy)
  • And many more!

 

Bottom Line

Imagine tuning into nature with the legendary Sir David Attenborough and taking an informative stroll around Planet Earth—in lifelike detail that DIRECTV picture quality guarantees! The best part about watching BBC America shows on DIRECTV is that no matter what you pick, the most brilliant in British TV productions pairs up with the top-most satellite TV service provider in the U.S. making for a great watch.

Getting an AT&T DIRECTV subscription is like investing in an all-rounder service to meet all your entertainment needs. So, for the best televisual experience that comes with convenience and flexibility, sign up for DIRECTV, and join more than 13 million satisfied customers.

For more information about DIRECTV plans and pricing, get in touch with a DIRECTV Customer Service representative at 1-855-925-2541.

 

FAQS

Does DIRECTV have BBC channel?

DIRECTV provides an extensive channel lineup with all its packages. All its tiers include the BBC America channel.

How much is BBC on DIRECTV?

If you are subscribed to any of the DIRECTV packages – ENTERTAINMENT, CHOICE™, ULTIMATE, PREMIER™– BBC America comes in your channel lineup at no extra cost.

How do I watch BBC channel?

Most satellite and cable TV service providers include BBC America in their channel lineups. DIRECTV and AT&T TV both carry the network. You can also watch it on Philo, fuboTv, Sling TV, Hulu and YouTube TV.

How long is BBC free on DIRECTV?

If you are subscribed to any of the DIRECTV packages, BBC America comes in your channel lineup at no extra charge.

Is BBC free on DIRECTV?

When you subscribe to ENTERTAINMENT, CHOICE™, ULTIMATE, or PREMIER™ package, BBC America comes included in your DIRECTV channel lineup.

How do you add a channel on DIRECTV?

You can use your internet-enabled device to add a channel to your DIRECTV lineup.

  • Navigate to Change Your TV Service.
  • Select the Channel add-ons option from the Change Plan
  • Review Sports, Movie, Premium, or International options.
  • Click Add next to the package or channel you want to include, and then press Continue.
  • Review your selection and place the order.

You can also use your phone number connected to your DIRECTV account to send a text message to 223322. You can enter the following codes in the body of the message you send.

  • For HBO® or HBO MaxTM enter HBO or HBO Max
  • For STARZ® enter STARZ
  • For SHOWTIME® Unlimited enter SHOWTIME
  • For Cinemax® enter CINEMAX
  • For SPORTS PACK enter SPORTS PACK. You can check out the entire SPORTS PACK, and also use the lookup tool to find sports networks available in your region.
  • For NFL SUNDAY TICKET, MLB EXTRA INNINGS, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NHL CENTER ICE, and more enter the code SPORTS.
  • Once the request is sent, follow the prompts you receive to confirm activation.