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.

See our comprehensive DISH versus DirecTV comparison guide.

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)
Alma Vision Hispanic Network
AMC (American Movie Classics)
American Heroes
Angel One
Animal Planet
AXS TV
Azteca (Local)
BBC America
beIN Sports
beIN Sports en Espanol
BET (Black Entertainment TV)
Big Ten Network
*Regionally based channel only
Bloomberg HD
Boomerang
Bravo
BYU TV
C-SPAN
C-SPAN 2
Cartoon Network
CBS (Local)
CBS Sports Network
Christian TV Network (CTN)
Cinemáx
Cinemax (East & West)
Cinemax - 5 Star Max
Cinemax - ActionMax
Cinemax - MoreMax
CMT (Country Music Television)
CNBC
CNN
Comedy Central
Cooking Channel
CW, the (Local)
Daystar
Destination America
Discovery Channel
Discovery Family (formerly The Hub Network)
Disney Channel (East & West)
Disney JR
Disney XD
Do it Yourself (DIY Network)
E! Entertainment Television
El Rey
Enlace
Epic
EPIX Drive-In
ESPN
ESPN Alternate
ESPN News
ESPN2
ESPNU
EWTN (Eternal Word TV Network)
Family Entertainment Television
FM
Food Network
FOX (Local)
FOX Business News
FOX Movie Channel (FMC)
FOX News
Free Speech TV
FreeForm (formerly ABC Family)
Fuse
FX
FXM
FXX
FYI
GAC (Great American Country)
Galavision
Gems and Jewelry
Golf Channel
GSN (Gameshow Network)
Hallmark Channel
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
HBO (East & West)
HBO 2 (East & West)
HBO Comedy
HBO Family
HBO Latino
HBO Signature
HBO Zone
HGTV (Home & Garden Television)
History
HITN
HLN (CNN Headline News)
HSN (Home Shopping Network)
ID (Investigation Discovery)
IFC (Independent Film Channel)
Impact Network
In Country Television
Inspiration (INSP)
ION (East)
ION (Local)
Jewelry TV
Kids and Teens TV
Lifetime
Lifetime Movie Network (LMN)
Link TV
Longhorn Network
*Regionally based channel only
MLB Network
MSNBC
MTV
MTV 2
MTV Classic
NASA
NatGeo (National Geographic)
NBA TV
NBC (Local)
NBC Sports Network
NFL Network (National Football League)
NHL Network (National Hockey League)
Nick Jr. (Junior)
Nick Toons
Nickelodeon / Nick @ Nite (East & West)
Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)
Outdoor Channel
Oxygen
Pac-12 Network
*Regionally based channel only
Pac-12 Network
*Regionally based channel only
PBS (Local)
QVC
Reelz
RFD TV
Science Channel
SEC Network
Showtime (East & West)
Showtime 2
Showtime Beyond
Showtime Extreme
Showtime Showcase
SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio (60+ Stations)
Spike
Sportsman Channel
Starz (East & West)
Starz Cinema
Starz Comedy
Starz Edge
Starz Encore (East & West)
Starz Encore Action
Starz Encore Black
Starz Encore Classic
Starz Encore Family
Starz Encore Suspense
Starz Encore Westerns
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)
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 Land
TVG2 (formerly Horseracing TV)
Univision (East & West)
Univision (Local)
Univision Deportes
USA
V-Me
Velocity
VH1
Viceland
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.