Dish Network Arabic TV

Today there are thousands of Arabic speaking individuals living in the United States. If you are an Arabic speaker, how can you keep up with the latest news and entertainment from the Middle East?

Cable television is probably not your best bet, as the Arabic channels offered are either limited, or non-existent. On the other hand, satellite television is a popular option.

The two main players - DISH and DIRECTV are ready and willing to set you up with any number of foreign language options. Two choices are available, DIRECTV Arabic or as we will discuss in the article - the programming packages offered by DISH Network.



Three Arabic Options with DISH

DISH Network is the leader in Arabic programming and packages. There are three different options available, and there are also a la carte options with an Arabic Music pack or individual channel choices.

Which Arabic package is right for you? Let’s review the DISH Network specials and see how they stack up compared to DIRECTV Arabic packages.

Elite Super Pack

The most comprehensive Arabic package available in the United States today is offered by DISH Network, and it is called the Arabic Elite Super Pack. Priced at $44.99 per month, you get huge value for your dollar when looking at the entertainment options offered.

This Arabic TV bundle offers more than you will find with DIRECTV or any cable TV company.

Included are Arabic language dramas, movies, sports, and 24-news from Al Jazeera. Also included are talk shows, Egyptian league soccer, and mini-series. Here is a breakdown of the channels offered:

ABU DHABI (ABUDA)653

AHLY TV (AHLY)655

AL ARABIYA (ALARA)639

AL HAYAH 1 (ALHY1)647

AL HAYAH CINEMA (ALHYC)637

AL JAZEERA (ALJAZ)638

AL YAWM (ALYWM)646

AL ZIKR (ZIKR)659

ART AMERICA (ART)635

ART MOVIES (ARTMV)636

ART MUSIC (ARTMU)660

BBC ARABIC (BBCAR)658

DREAM 2 (DREAM)648

ESC-1 (ESC-1)644

EURONEWS (EURNS)9793

FUTURE TV (FUTUR)649

HEKAYAT (HKYAT)643

MBC (MBC)640

MBC DRAMA (MBCDR)669

MBC KIDS (MBC3)670

MBC MASR (MBCM)656

MURR TELEVISION (MURTV)641

NBN (NBN)652

NEW TELEVISION (NEWTV)650

NILE DRAMA (NILE)642

ONTV (ONTV)645

OSN YA HALA INTERNATIONAL (OSNYH)672

OTV (OTV)651

ROTANA AMERICA (ROTAN)671

SAUDI SPORT 1 (SAUD1)657


Arabic Elite Pack

Next up on the DISH Network Arabic TV list is the Elite Pack. This particular Arabic package is priced at $34.99 per month, or $384.89 annually. Here you will find 12 Arabic language channels, including the 24 hour a day news channel Al Jazeera. Here is the channel lineup:

AL ARABIYA (ALARA)639

AL JAZEERA (ALJAZ)638

AL ZIKR (ZIKR)659

ART AMERICA (ART)635

ART MOVIES (ARTMV)636

ART MUSIC (ARTMU)660

ESC-1 (ESC-1)644

FUTURE TV (FUTUR)649

MBC (MBC)640

MBC MASR (MBCM)656

MURR TELEVISION (MURTV)641

NILE DRAMA (NILE)642


Enhanced Arabic Package

Finally, the lowest priced DISH Network Arabic package is the Enhanced Pack. This bundle, priced at $29.99 per month offers eleven different channels. The Arabic Enhanced Pack from Dish TV gives the customer a nice balance of news, entertainment, and sports from the Middle East and around the world.
Here are the channels in the Arabic Enhanced pack.

AL ARABIYA (ALARA)639

AL ARABIYA (ALARA)639

AL JAZEERA (ALJAZ)638

AL ZIKR (ZIKR)659

ART AMERICA (ART)635

ART MOVIES (ARTMV)636

ART MUSIC (ARTMU)660

ESC-1 (ESC-1)644

MBC (MBC)640

MBC MASR (MBCM)656

MURR TELEVISION (MURTV)641

NILE DRAMA (NILE)642


DISH Deals

So what is the best way to get a good deal on a DISH Network Arabic package? Going directly to the source, DISH Network, assures you of finding the best promotions out there. Currently, there are great offers available in order to get you set up with Arabic TV at little to no cost.

There are a couple of ways you can configure your new DISH Network Arabic TV system. First, if you decide you want to go with either the Arabic Elite Super Pack or the Arabic Elite Pack these can be bought as stand alone packages. So if you don’t want or need an English language package like the America's Top 200 along with your Arabic bundle, you can stay with just the foreign language package. If you do for the lower priced Arabic Elite package, you do have to add local channels to the mix for $9.99 per month.

Now if you want the third Arabic TV option, the Arabic Enhanced package, you will have to start with a base DISH Network package in English, with the lowest priced option being the America's Top 120 bundle.


Adding an English Package

Of course if you want an English DISH Network package in addition, any bundle can be added to the Arabic TV options. This is a good idea if you have children in the home and want them to be able to enjoy quality entertainment in both English and Arabic. So what all is included when you sign up as a new DISH Network customer?

DISH Network deals change from time to time, so you may want to visit the Dish website for the most current offer. Currently though, DISH Network offers free standard professional installation in up to four rooms. There is no equipment to buy, as a DVR upgrade is also standard for new customers. Do be aware that there is a $5.98 per month DVR fee for Dish customers. Currently, new customers can also get 15 free premium movie channels free for three months, those being the HBO and Showtime movie networks.

Overall, when comparing DISH Network Arabic programming against the DIRECTV Arabic option, you will find much more flexibility and greater programming choice with DISH Network.



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