DIRECTV & DIRECTV STREAM Are Adding New Channels This Week





This week DIRECTV, U-verse, and DIRECTV STREAM will be adding new channels, including Family Movie Classics channel FMC. There have also been reports that FETV will be added, but that has not been confirmed yet by Cord Cutters News.

Update we have confirmed that FMC will be added this week. Sadly it looks like FETV will not be added. You can find FETV on Frndly TV.

“We are thrilled to partner with DIRECTV to bring our beloved content to their customers across DIRECTV, DIRECTV Stream and AT&T U-verse,” said Cara Conte, SVP Affiliate Sales of FETV and FMC, in a statement posted on their website. “We look forward to entertaining and captivating these viewers with our lineup of curated classic movies the whole family can enjoy.”

Since FMC launched two years ago, it is now available in 25 million homes, making it one of the fastest-growing networks in America. The network’s premiere movie event, The John Wayne Friday Night Feature, airs every Friday at 8p ET featuring the Duke’s best films, including Rio Bravo, El Dorado, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and Sands of Iwo Jima.

Both channels focus on family friendly content. With Family Movie Classics, you will find movies like Rio Bravo, The Yellow Rose of Texas, Wake Island, and more.

The press release already live on Family Broadcasting’s website was dated July 10th. Look for these channels to go live Monday, July 10th, with the FMC already announced and rumors that FETV may also be included.

This all comes as last week DIRECTV, U-Verse, and DIRECTV STREAM subscribers lost Nexstar-owned ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC affiliates, along with CW stations owned by Nexstar. Nexstar says DIRECTV rejected Nexstar’s offer to extend the current distribution agreement to Oct. 31, 2023, to give both sides more time to negotiate. 

In total, 159 Nexstar-owned local TV stations are now dark on DIRECTV, DIRECTV STREAM, and U-Verse. NewsNation has also gone dark on DIRECTV.

DIRECTV, U-Verse TV, and DIRECTV STREAM customers can apply for the one-time credit as it will not be automatically included. If you are a DIRECTV STREAM customer, you can find how to request your $10 refund HERE. DIRECTV and U-Verse TV customers can get their refund by going HERE.

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