DISH Network & DIRECTV Programming
Satellite TV has two major Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) providers. At first glance, DISH Network and DIRECTV, are consistently the same in almost all aspects except for a few minor differences, thus the existing competition between these two providers. DirecTV’s significant edge factor is attributed to its long standing exclusive NFL Sunday Ticket deal aside from its relatively earlier launching. DISH Network's strength lies in its more than 500 channels of digital programming, which is definitely more than what the competitor offers, as well as its extensive foreign-language and high definition programming.
Below is a summary of Available Satellite Programming
DISH Network Programming offers America's Top 60, 120, 180 and Americas Everything Pak which includes over 191 channels Plus All the movie channels. The best entertainment including public interest channels. DIRECTV Programming offers the Total Choice, Total Choice Plus and Total Choice Premier package which gives about 205 channels Plus all the movie channels.
DISH Network Programming offers packages including NBA League Pass, ESPN Full Court, ESPN Game Plan, NHL Center Ice, English Premier League Soccer and MLS Direct Kick. DIRECTV Programming boasts of the tremendous amount of sports it offers, broadcasting practically every game of every sport: The NFL Ticket, NBA League Pass, MLB Extra Innings, the NHL Center Ice and International Sports.
DISH Network programming offers the Dish Latino, Dish Latino Dos and Dish Latino Max, a package that includes DISH Latino and DISH Latino Dos with 31 Spanish language channels and 195 English (requires a DISH 500 system). DIRECTV Programming offers OPCION
SELECCIÓN EXTRA, OPCION
SELECCIÓN MÁS, OPCION
which gives access to more than 35 Spanish language channels including sports, movie, music, news and educational network and 135 English channels.
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DISH Network programming offers various international entertainment and promotions in the following languages: African, Japanese, Greek, Polish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Korean, Urdu, Tagalog, Armenian, Chinese, South Asian, Farsi, French, German, Italian and Israeli. DIRECTV Programming offers international language programming in South Asian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Filipino, Spanish and Italian.
DISH Network Programming offers the combined channels of Showtime Unlimited, HBO, Cinemax and Starz to give the viewers the top Hollywood Hits and award winning originals. DIRECTV Programming offers Premium movie services including HBO, Starz, Showtime Unlimited and Cinemax.
DISH Network Programming offers the DISH Network HD Pack which includes ESPN HD, Discovery HD Theater, and TNT in HD, HD Net and HD Net Movies and don't forget about the new VOOM pack. DIRECTV Programming offers the DIRECTV HD Package which includes ESPN HD, ESPN 2 HD, Discovery HD Theater, HD Net, HD Net Movies and Universal HD.
The choice between these two providers rests ultimately on the viewer. It is best to determine what feature is more important and base one’s decision on which provider suits the individual customer’s needs best. Finally, no matter what satellite television provider you choose, you are bound to be please with your satellite service!