BBC America on DirecTV

Channel's subscriber base reaches to 6.7 mil

Satcaster DirecTV has added the BBC America channel to its lineup, giving a major subscriber boost to the Beeb’s fledgling U.S. outlet.

BBC America bowed in March 1998, offering a 24-hour slate of contemporary and classic British series and telefilms, plus news and other informational programming from the BBC.

BBC America was picked up last year by satcaster EchoStar, but it has yet to make much progress with cable operators. Together, satcasters DirecTV and EchoStar give BBC America a subscriber base of about 6.7 million.

More TV

  • ROSEANNE - "Eggs Over, Not Easy"

    Delayed Viewing Ratings: 'Roseanne' Returns on Top

    Satcaster DirecTV has added the BBC America channel to its lineup, giving a major subscriber boost to the Beeb’s fledgling U.S. outlet. BBC America bowed in March 1998, offering a 24-hour slate of contemporary and classic British series and telefilms, plus news and other informational programming from the BBC. BBC America was picked up last […]

  • Daniel Bryan

    WWE Stock Climbs as Fox Nears Deal for 'SmackDown'

    Satcaster DirecTV has added the BBC America channel to its lineup, giving a major subscriber boost to the Beeb’s fledgling U.S. outlet. BBC America bowed in March 1998, offering a 24-hour slate of contemporary and classic British series and telefilms, plus news and other informational programming from the BBC. BBC America was picked up last […]

  • The newly married Duke and Duchess

    Royal Wedding Draws 29.2 Million U.S. Viewers Across Networks

    Satcaster DirecTV has added the BBC America channel to its lineup, giving a major subscriber boost to the Beeb’s fledgling U.S. outlet. BBC America bowed in March 1998, offering a 24-hour slate of contemporary and classic British series and telefilms, plus news and other informational programming from the BBC. BBC America was picked up last […]

  • Vernon Sanders Amazon

    Amazon Studios Names NBC Vet Vernon Sanders Co-Head of TV

    Satcaster DirecTV has added the BBC America channel to its lineup, giving a major subscriber boost to the Beeb’s fledgling U.S. outlet. BBC America bowed in March 1998, offering a 24-hour slate of contemporary and classic British series and telefilms, plus news and other informational programming from the BBC. BBC America was picked up last […]

  • DJ Envy, Gia Casey'Power' TV series

    Bravo Puts Eight New Series Into Development, Including DJ Envy Family Docu-Comedy

    Satcaster DirecTV has added the BBC America channel to its lineup, giving a major subscriber boost to the Beeb’s fledgling U.S. outlet. BBC America bowed in March 1998, offering a 24-hour slate of contemporary and classic British series and telefilms, plus news and other informational programming from the BBC. BBC America was picked up last […]

  • ROSEANNE - "Knee Deep" - Roseanne's

    Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of May 21, 2018

    Satcaster DirecTV has added the BBC America channel to its lineup, giving a major subscriber boost to the Beeb’s fledgling U.S. outlet. BBC America bowed in March 1998, offering a 24-hour slate of contemporary and classic British series and telefilms, plus news and other informational programming from the BBC. BBC America was picked up last […]

  • The Middle finale

    How ‘The Middle’ Will Say Goodbye After Nine Seasons

    Satcaster DirecTV has added the BBC America channel to its lineup, giving a major subscriber boost to the Beeb’s fledgling U.S. outlet. BBC America bowed in March 1998, offering a 24-hour slate of contemporary and classic British series and telefilms, plus news and other informational programming from the BBC. BBC America was picked up last […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content