Compare DISH Network and DirecTV packages and prices side-by-side.

In this guide we're going to compare DISH and DirecTV's channel packages and pricing. There is a chart below: on the left you will see a list of channels. On the right you will see a comparison between the least-expensive DISH Network and DirecTV package that carries that channel. The DISH package is displayed in red and the DIRECTV package in blue. You can roll your mouse over each package icon to see the full name and price of the package. Pricing assumes a two-room, HD-DVR receiver system. To see a comparison that includes HD programming, click here.

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Local channels, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The CW, My Network TV, PBS, and more can be added to any package, where available.
A&E
ABC (Local)
ABC Family
Aljazeera America
Alma Vision Hispanic Network
Altitude Sports and Entertainment
*Regionally based channel only
AMC (American Movie Classics)
America Live
American Heroes
Angel One
Angel Two
Animal Planet
AXS TV
Azteca (Local)
BBC America
beIN Sports
BET (Black Entertainment TV)
Big Ten Network
*Regionally based channel only
Biography (Bio.)
Bloomberg HD
Boomerang
Bravo
BYU TV
C-SPAN
C-SPAN 2
Cartoon Network
CBS (Local)
CBS Sports Network
CCTV-E
CCTV-News
Chiller
Christian TV Network (CTN)
Church Channel, The
Cinemax (East & West)
Cinemax - 5 Star Max
Cinemax - ActionMax
Cinemax - MoreMax
Classic Arts Showcase
Cloo
CMT (Country Music Television)
CNBC
CNN
Comcast Sports Net Bay-Area
*Regionally based channel only
Comcast Sports Net Chicago
*Regionally based channel only
Comcast Sports Net Mid-Atlantic
*Regionally based channel only
Comcast Sports Net New England
*Regionally based channel only
Comedy Central
Cooking Channel
COX Sports TV New Orleans
*Regionally based channel only
CW, the (Local)
Daystar
Destination America
Discovery Channel
DISH CD (32 Music Channels)
DISH Music (18 Channels)
Disney Channel (East & West)
Disney JR
Disney XD
Do it Yourself (DIY Network)
E! Entertainment Television
Encore (East & West)
Encore Action
Encore Drama
Encore Family
Encore Love
Encore Suspense
Encore Westerns
EPIX Drive-In
ESPN
ESPN Alternate
ESPN News
ESPN2
ESPN2 Alternate
ESPNU
EWTN (Eternal Word TV Network)
Flix (Showtime)
Food Network
FOX (Local)
FOX Business News
FOX Movie Channel (FMC)
FOX News
FOX Sports (FSN) Arizona
*Regionally based channel only
FOX Sports (FSN) Detroit
*Regionally based channel only
FOX Sports (FSN) Florida
*Regionally based channel only
FOX Sports (FSN) Midwest
*Regionally based channel only
FOX Sports (FSN) North
*Regionally based channel only
FOX Sports (FSN) Ohio
*Regionally based channel only
FOX Sports (FSN) Prime Ticket
*Regionally based channel only
FOX Sports (FSN) South
*Regionally based channel only
FOX Sports (FSN) Southwest
*Regionally based channel only
FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports 2
FOX Sports San Diego
*Regionally based channel only
Free Speech TV
FX
FXX
GAC (Great American Country)
Galavision
Gems and Jewelry
GemsTV
GMC
Golf Channel
GSN (Gameshow Network)
Hallmark Channel
Hallmark Movie Channel
HBO (East & West)
HBO 2 (East & West)
HBO Comedy
HBO Family
HBO Latino
HBO Signature
HBO Zone
Health and Human Services TV
HGTV (Home & Garden Television)
History
History 2 (H2)
HITN
HLN (CNN Headline News)
Horseracing TV
HSN (Home Shopping Network)
Hub, The
ID (Investigation Discovery)
IFC (Independent Film Channel)
In Country Television
Inspiration (INSP)
ION (East & West)
ION (Local)
Jewelry TV
Kids and Teens TV
Lifetime
Lifetime Movie Network (LMN)
Link TV
Live Shopping
Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (w/ Alt Ch.)
*Regionally based channel only
MLB Network
MSNBC
MTV
MTV 2
MUN 2
My Network TV (Local)
NASA
NatGeo (National Geographic)
NatGeo WILD (National Geographic)
NBA TV
NBC (Local)
NBC Sports Network
New England Sports Network (NESN)
*Regionally based channel only
NFL Network (National Football League)
NHL Network (National Hockey League)
Nick Jr. (Junior)
Nick Toons
Nickelodeon / Nick @ Nite (East & West)
Northern Arizona University
Nuvo
Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)
Outdoor Channel
Ovation
Oxygen
Pac-12 Network
*Regionally based channel only
Pac-12 Network
*Regionally based channel only
PBS (Local)
Pentagon Channel
Pivot
QVC
Reelz
Research Channel
RFD TV
ROOT SPORTS™ | Northwest Region
*Regionally based channel only
ROOT SPORTS™ | Pittsburgh Region
*Regionally based channel only
ROOT SPORTS™ | Rocky Mountain Region
*Regionally based channel only
Rural TV
Satellite Response Network - Healthy Living
Science Channel
Shop
Shop NBC
Showtime (East & West)
Showtime 2
Showtime Beyond
Showtime Extreme
Showtime Showcase
SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio (60+ Stations)
Sportsman Channel
SportSouth
*Regionally based channel only
SportsTime Ohio
*Regionally based channel only
Starz (East & West)
Starz Cinema
Starz Comedy
Starz Edge
Starz in Black
Starz Kids and Family
Sun Sports
*Regionally based channel only
Sundance Channel
SyFy
TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network)
TBS
TCM (Turner Classic Movies)
TeenNick (a.k.a. Nick Teens)
Telefutura (East & West)
Telefutura (Local)
Telemundo (Local)
Tennis Channel
The Blaze
The Movie Channel (East & West)
The Movie Channel XTRA (East & West)
Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN)
TLC (The Learning Channel)
TNT
Travel Channel
Tru TV
TV Games Network
TV Guide Network
TV Land
University of California
Univision (East & West)
Univision (Local)
Univision Deportes
USA
V-Me
Veria
VH1
VH1 Classic
WE (Woman's Entertainment)
Weather Channel
WGN America

Price for both DISH and DirecTV are calculated as follows: channel package + DVR service + HD Fee + cost of TV two = price shown.

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What are the main differences between DISH Network and DIRECTV packages?

  1. The main difference is cost. As can be clearly seen from the above comparison, DISH Network offers you the least expensive package almost every time for the channels you want to watch.
  2. DISH has more packages to choose from than DirecTV does. DirecTV offers five primary packages that range from $60.99 per month to $130.99 per month. DISH Network offers you seven primary packages that range from $29.99 per month to $119.99 per month. You have more choice with DISH Network.
  3. DISH offers "Free HD for 24 Months" with our most popular packages, while DIRECTV only offers free HD if you also order a DVR and then it's free for 24 months. Click here to see a similar comparison for HD packages.

 

All Directv pricing and policy information sourced from www.directv.com and live DirecTV associates.