Satellite TV Giants â Direct TV & Dish Network

By: David Johnson

The selection of the services can be based on your needs and what kind of budget you are working with, as each provider offers slightly different packages at different prices. To help you with the decision as to which satellite service provider is best for you and your needs, we have come up with a comparison of each of the features from each of the two service providers.

Both Direct TV and Dish Network provide the latest in image and sound quality. The technology is digital, so you will be getting only the best.

When it comes to the number of subscribers, Direct TV barely inches over Dish Network with nearly 12.5 million subscribers and growing daily. Dish Network lags behind just a little, but not too far with over 10 million subscribers.

When it comes to channels, it’s somewhat of a toss-up between the two giants.

Each service has hundreds of channels available, including local channels available in each and every package. Direct TV has dominated the niche of sports programming, so if you’re a big sports fan then you’ll probably want to go with Direct TV. They offer the widest selection of sports programming. You will get to enjoy MLB Extra Innings, NBA League, NHL Center Ice, NY Yankee Games, NFL Sunday Ticket to name just a few among a plethora sports programming available through Direct TV. Dish Network is the best choice for the foreign language programming. They offer a far greater number of programming in the foreign and international languages than its competitor, Direct TV.

Prices between the two giants are competitive, and you should compare the packages you like between them both. If you’re in a distant location, you might have to pay attention to that too. Direct TV is available throughout the USA, except in Albuquerque, Grand Rapids, Honolulu, and Oklahoma City. Dish Network is available throughout the USA, except in Baltimore, Columbus, Las Vegas, Memphis, and Milwaukee.

If you like to take advantage of internet offerings from your service provider, Direct TV offers DIRECTWAY satellite internet as well. Dish Network can give you a DSL internet connection, too.

If you’re tired of fiddling with VHS tapes so that you don’t miss your favorite shows, both Dish Network and Direct TV provide the latest in recording technology. Direct TV provides high quality personal video recording in partnership with TiVo. Dish Network provides the best in free personal video recordingFree Web Content, and you will receive DVR equipment when you sign up with their service.

Televisions
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 

» More on Televisions
 



Share this article :
Click to see more related articles