Does DIRECTV carry the NHL Network? Is it available in HD?

During the NHL season, the NHL Network (Ch. 215) is included in your subscription to NHL Center Ice. In the off-season, you’ll need to subscribe to a package that includes the NHL Network –¬†XTRA or above. Learn more at

Also available in HD, the NHL Network delivers live games, daily highlight shows and up-to-the-minute news from around the league-24/7. Plus, enjoy international and vintage hockey, player profiles, interviews and more.

To access DIRECTV HD programming, Advanced Receiver Service-HD ($10.00/mo.), along with a DIRECTV HD receiver (model HR23 and later), HD television and a qualifying programming package are required.