DirecTV's latest HD add is Telefutura in Miami, but who needs more channels anyway?

In a surprisingly rare occurrence these days, DirecTV has a new HD channel to announce, now that it's carrying WAMI / Telefutura in the Miami area. Unfortunately, if you're a primarily English speaking customer there's not much to report, and according to a recent interview with Multichannel News, DirecTV thinks that's just fine. Executive VP Derek Chang told the site that after cracking 100 channels it became "more about the overall experience" (unless that experience is a new DirecTiVo) and that everyone has most of the important stuff in HD. Of course, we know from some of our readers comments that missing AMC, BBC America and more is leaving some of "the important stuff" out. That sounds like poll time to us, so whether you're DirecTV subscriber or not, pick one of the options below and let us know how you feel about their channel lineup.
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DIRECTV Delivers Spanish - Language Network TeleFutura in HD to the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale Local Broadcast Channel Lineup


DIRECTV, the world's largest pay-TV provider, added the HD version of WAMI (TeleFutura) to the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., local broadcast channel lineup today. DIRECTV customers will have access to HD programming from one of the leading Spanish-language broadcast television networks on channel 69.

Now Available

Channel 69
Available to all DIRECTV HD customers in this particular market.


To receive DIRECTV's HD local programming, customers must have an H20 or HR20 DIRECTV Plus® HD-DVR receiver or above, and a Ka/Ku band dish. Eligibility for local channels is based on service address within certain designated-market areas, as defined by Nielsen Media Research, Inc. Visit for more information.