Documentary Channel, DIRECTV Agree to Deal

The Documentary ChannelĀ® (DOC) has entered into an agreement with DIRECTV that doubles the number of subscribers who can view DOC, it was announced today by James J. Ackerman, president and CEO of The Documentary Channel. Financial terms of the carriage agreement were not disclosed.

DIRECTV, the world’s most popular video service, will make The Documentary Channel — the first 24-hour digital television network devoted to independent documentary films — available to its customers on Channel 263 beginning March 31, 2010. With this agreement in place The Documentary Channel will reach over 25 million homes nationwide on a 24/7 basis.

“The Documentary Channel is thrilled to make available to DIRECTV customers many of the best independent documentary films and related programming,” says Ackerman. “Great documentary films take us into worlds in which we might not otherwise have access and allow us to experience the passionate perspective of the filmmakers behind them. We are excited to share this experience and journey we so love with DIRECTV customers. This agreement doubles the total number of subscribers we now reach and will have a meaningful impact on the bottom line.”

About The Documentary ChannelĀ®: The Documentary Channel (DOC) is the USA’s first 24-hour television network exclusively devoted to documentary films and the independent documentary filmmaker, providing viewers with round-the-clock opportunities to see fascinating, eclectic and award-winning documentary films of all lengths and genres. For more information on DOC, visit

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4 Comments Add Yours ↓

  1. 1

    As a lover of good documentaries, this is great news for me.

  2. 2

    Same here. Sounds great.

  3. chase #

    I can’t wait to watch it.

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