Satellite operator has 15 million subscribers.

DirecTV has joined the Network Live music concert collective as the first TV distribution partner. The satellite operator gains exclusive TV rights to air Network Live concerts.

DirecTV will begin offering "sneak peeks" of the programming this month with an exclusive performance of the John Mayer Trio. New concert footage will become available in March. Programming will be aired on both standard and high-definition channels.

Network Live is a joint venture between America Online, XM Satellite and concert promoter AEG. DirecTV has 15 million subscribers.