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Keeping abreast of the latest happenings and events from around the world is a smart habit. The more informed you are, the better is the overall quality of your life. Yes, that is how it works most of the time!

And what would be a better medium to stay on top of local, national and international news as well as financial developments and business trends, than a satellite TV service? One which is available everywhere in the U.S. and does not put you through the quandary of not getting what you prefer only because you have chosen to live away from the urban hubbub.

AT&T DIRECTV: TV That is Everywhere!

There are only a few satellite TV providers in the U.S. market, and with cutting-edge competition AT&T DIRECTV ranks #1 on multiple fronts—the satellite TV service boasts the most number of subscribers at over 13 million, has been rated higher than cable TV in customer satisfaction for nearly two decades, and carries an extensive channel lineup alongside hard-to-beat service features and perks.

The DIRECTV channel lineup gets you a great mix of America’s favorite networks—local, popular, and premium—sports, lifestyle, family entertainment, kids programming etc.—it is all included! And speaking of news, the satellite service gets you access to megalithic networks like CNN, BBC World News, FOX News Channel, MSNBC, and CNBC. If you wish to expand the scope of your choice further, DIRECTV lets you do so with FREE access to up to 65,000 On Demand titles.

That is why for residents of non-urban America in particular, DIRECTV is a savior—there to your rescue when finding competitively priced quality TV options becomes a nightmare.

A Quick Word about CNBC

CNBC stands for Consumer News and Business Channel—but that name is not actively used anymore. This business news channel was launched about 31 years ago, and at present comes under the ownership of NBCUniversal News Group.

CNBC went through numerous changes and disruptions before it grew into what it is today. From cable carriage difficulties and serious financial issues to fighting competition posed by the well-established Financial News Network (FNN). But, things turned around when in 1991 the network acquired FNN and merged the running of the two operations. The merger boosted CNBC distribution to over 40 million homes from 17. Today, the network reaches an impressive 93 million U.S. households that hold a pay-tv subscription, and in addition to the domestic U.S. feed, many localized versions of CNBC also operate in Asia and Europe.

What Channel Number is CNBC on DIRECTV?

Just as the CNBC channel is a complete package to help you stay on top of all financial and business news, DIRECTV gives you an all-round service that goes way beyond its extensive channel lineup, and a huge on-demand library. 4K UHD programming, maximum sports content, GENIE HD DVR, and much more. Perhaps the best perk is TV on the go with DIRECTV app that does not rely on the internet as long as you get the 99% reliable signal! In sum, DIRECTV provides subscribers a lot more than just a basic connection to run their TV sets, with the potential to revolutionize your in-home TV entertainment regime.

And to sweeten the deal, CNBC is included in all DIRECTV packages! What’s more, CNBC World is also part of the lineup with DIRECTV CHOICE™ and above.

Total No. of Channels 160 185 250 330
CNBC Channel# 335 335 335 335
CNBC World Channel# 357 357 357 357

What to Watch on CNBC?

CNBC keeps viewers updated with business news and real-time coverage of both national and international financial markets. On Weekdays, CNBC airs live business news programming from 5am–8pm (ET), which includes comprehensive reports on United States business, interviews with business leaders, information about the stock and commodity markets, commentary from investment experts, and much more. At COB and on non-trading days, it broadcasts documentaries, financial and business-themed reality shows, and other related content e.g. talk shows, investigative programming, weekend special programs and infomercials.

At all times, the rolling ticker at the bottom brings you real-time news of share prices on NYSE, NASDAQ & AMEX, market indices, weather updates and sums up the news of the day. While the rotational ticker at the top covers real-time updates on indices and commodity prices from notable global financial markets.

Here is a sneak peek into CNBC programming:

Business Day Shows Originals & Specials CNBC Prime Block Favorites
  • Closing Bell
  • CNBC News Update
  • Fast Money
  • Mad Money with Jim Cramer
  • The Exchange
  • Squawk Alley
  • Squawk Box
  • Squawk on the Street
  • Street Signs Europe
  • Worldwide Exchange
  • Futures Outlook
  • Halftime Report
  • Options Actions
  • The News with Shepard Smith
  • Supermarkets, Inc.: A $500 Billion Money Machine
  • Customer (Dis)Service
  • On the Money
  • UPS/FedEx: Inside the Package Wars
  • American Greed
  • Blue Collar Millionaires
  • Jay Leno’s Garage
  • Secret Lives of the Super Rich
  • Restaurant Startup
  • The Car Chasers
  • Treasure Detectives
  • The Profit
  • West Texas Investors Club

Bottom Line

CNBC offers some excellent documentaries, business news telecasts, investigative programs, reality shows, along with real-time updates from the financial world. For this reason, DIRECTV includes CNBC in all its channel lineups. Not that CNBC is not carried by other TV service providers in the U.S. market, watching CNBC on AT&T DIRECTV becomes a value-packed deal which beats the competition with service features and perks. And, if you pair the service with AT&T Internet or Wireless, you get to save for one full year.

So, if you aren’t subscribed to DIRECTV already, call DIRECTV Customer Service at 1-855-925-2541 and get an expert opinion on which package may be the perfect fit for your TV needs.


1- Does DIRECTV have CNBC channel?

DIRECTV provides an extensive channel lineup with all its packages. All TV tiers include the CNBC channel.

2- How much is CNBC on DIRECTV?

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

3- How do I watch CNBC channel?

CNBC is offered by most major cable TV and satellite TV service providers. DIRECTV and AT&T TV both carry the network. You can also watch through streaming platforms like fuboTV, Sling TV, YoutTube TV, AT&T TV NOW and Hulu Live. And, the CNBC app is compatible with streaming devices such as Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV.

4- How long is CNBC free on DIRECTV?

If you are subscribed to any of the DIRECTV packages, CNBC comes in your channel lineup at no added cost.

5- Is CNBC free on DIRECTV?

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

6- How do you add a channel on DIRECTV?

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

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.