Understand your DIRECTV programming commitment

Learn about the length of your DIRECTV programming commitment and potential early termination fees.

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About your DIRECTV programming commitment

We offer discounts on service, equipment, and installation in exchange for 12- to 24-month programming commitments.
  • If you're new to DIRECTV, your 24-month programming commitment starts when you accept and activate service. 
  • If you already have DIRECTV service, you may enter a new 12- or 24-month commitment when you upgrade equipment, move your service to a new address, or accept certain promotions. 
  • If you voluntarily suspend your service, your programming commitment is paused while your service is suspended. 
  • If you cancel DIRECTV service early or don't maintain the minimum requirements, we may charge an Early Termination Fee of up to $20 for each month left in your commitment. 

Heads up: You can find additional details in the DIRECTV Equipment Lease Agreement.
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