How many HD Channels are there? How many HD channels does DISH Network or Directv actually offer?

There are a lot of advertisements out there talking about hundreds of HD channels. What does that mean for you?
There are a lot of advertisements out there talking about hundreds of HD channels. What does that mean for you?

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DISH Network has a lot of HD channels. So does Directv.

But the actual number of channels that you will get, or that you even care about can differ drastically from what TV ads may indicate. This article is going to break down a list of channels that you'll get to watch in HD with either provider. Who has more? What is the 'real' channel count?

[UPDATE: DISH has launched 8 new HD channels, bolstering their line-up even more.]

[UPDATE: 5/12/2010 - DISH Network becomes the first TV provider to offer Univision HD, Telefutra HD, and Galavsion HD! Plus they just launched DIY HD, EPIX 2 HD, and Investigation Discovery HD]

Read on to find out where the HD really is...

HD Channel counts, via TV ads, are competitively written.

It is important to note that they are competitive numbers because that usually means there is some tricky business going on somewhere. So, before we get into exactly how many HD Channels DISH Network and how many HD channels DirecTV really have, a very quick lesson in industry terminology is required. I'm going to address this in very simple and basic terms.

Types of Channels (terminology)

  • Local Channels - ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, CW, etc are extremely popular channels and operate view 'local affiliates'. What I mean by this is that ABC in Tampa, Florida is called WFTS, while ABC in New York, NY is called WABC. So, WFTS and WABC are different channels, but no one customer will have both of those channels, just what is available in their local area.
  • National Channels - This is the bulk of the channels carried by both DISH and DirecTV. These channels are broadcast nationally all over the country. So, the TNT or USA you watch in Florida will be exactly the same as the one you watch in New York. Hence the term, National Channel. Some national channels have two feeds, East and West coast feeds. So, they are considered two channels, but only because they modify their programming for the west coast time zones on one of the channels.
  • Sports Channels - In my list I'm going to separate national channels into two categories "General" and "Sports". If the channel is listed as "Sports" then it is a national sports channel, like ESPN.

Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) - FOX Sports Network, Comcast Sports Network, the Big Ten Network, and so on are all regional sports network (RSNs). There are a lot of them. RSNs are only available to people who live in specific geographic areas, and only cover events in that local market. PPV or Video on Demand (VoD) - Everyone knows what PPV or Video on Demand is, however, both DISH Network and DirecTV consider each PPV and VoD option a "channel", and technically they are correct. Most people do not conceptualize these services as "channels" though, hence the elaboration. Premium Movie Packages - HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and Starz are all considered premium movie packages (commercial free) by both DISH Network and DirecTV. They are generally added to one's programming package via a la carte pricing.

Let's take a look at just how many HD channels DISH Network and DirecTV really have in their channel lineups

This is what everyone wants to see, so let's just jump right into the list.I'm going to explain how the list is formatted first, though.

Example HD channel listing

  • Channel name - [carrier] - [category]
    So, for the carrier it could read "Both", "DISH", or "DirecTV". If it does not say "Both" then only the carrier listed offers that channel in High Definition (HD). If there is an [X] next to the carrier name that channel is exclusive to that provider. The category just helps you see what type of channel is (see terminology above).

The HD Channel Line-up for DISH Network and DirecTV

I'm going to actually have three lists: National channels, Regional Sports Channels, and Premium Movie Channels / PPV / VoD. The first list is for the National Channels.

  1. A&E HD - Both - General
  2. ABC Family HD - Both - General
  3. Animal Planet HD - Both – General
  4. Altitude HD – Both – Sports
  5. AMC HD – Both – General
  6. AXS TV HD – Both - General
  7. Azteca HD – Both - General
  8. BBC America HD - DISH - General
  9. BeIN Sports HD – Both - General
  10. BET HD - Both – General
  11. Big Ten Network HD – Both - General
  12. Bloomberg HD - Both - General
  13. Bravo HD - Both - General
  14. Cartoon Network HD - Both - General
  15. CBS Sports Network HD - Both - Sports
  16. Centric HD - DISH - General
  17. CMT HD - Both - General
  18. CNBC HD - Both - General
  19. CNN HD - Both - General
  20. Comedy Central HD - Both - General
  21. Crime and Investigation HD - Both - General
  22. CW HD – Both - General
  23. Destination America HD – Both - General
  24. Discovery Channel HD - Both - General
  25. Discovery Family HD - Both - General
  26. Disney Channel HD - Both - General
  27. DIY HD - DISH - General
  28. E! Entertainment Television HD - Both - General
  29. Encore HD - DISH - General
  30. EPIX HD - DISH - General
  31. EPIX 2 HD - DISH – General
  32. EPIX 3 HD – DISH – General
  33. ESPN HD - Both - Sports
  34. ESPN Alternate HD - Both - Sports
  35. ESPN2 HD - Both - Sports
  36. ESPN2 Alternate HD - Both - Sports
  37. ESPN Bases Loaded HD - Both - Sports
  38. ESPN Buzzer Beater HD - Both - Sports
  39. ESPN Goal Line HD – DirecTV [X] - Sports
  40. ESPN NEWS HD - Both - Sports
  41. ESPNU HD - Both - Sports
  42. Food Network HD - Both - General
  43. Fox Business Network HD - Both - General
  44. FOX News Channel HD - Both - General
  45. Fox Sports 1 HD - DISH - Sports
  46. Fox Sports 2 HD - DISH - Sports
  47. Fuse TV - DirecTV - General
  48. FX HD - Both - General
  49. FXX HD - Both - General
  50. FYI HD - Both - General
  51. G4 HD - DISH - General
  52. Golf Channel HD - Both – Sports
  53. GSN HD – DirecTV [X] – Sports
  54. Hallmark Channel HD – Both – General
  55. Hallmark Movie Channel HD - DISH - General
  56. HDNet Movies - Both - General
  57. Headline News (HLN) - DISH - General
  58. HGTV HD - Both - General
  59. History HD - Both – General
  60. History 2 HD - Both – General
  61. Indieplex HD - DISH - General
  62. Investigation Discovery HD - DISH - General
  63. IFC HD - Both – General
  64. ION HD - Both – General
  65. Lifetime HD - Both - General
  66. Lifetime Movie Network HD - DISH - General
  67. Logo - DISH - General
  68. MAV TV - DISH - General
  69. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network HD - Both – General
  70. MGM HD - Both - General
  71. MLB Network - Both – Sports
  72. MLB StrikeZone HD – DirecTV – Sports
  73. MoviePlex HD - Both – General
  74. MSNBC HD - Both - General
  75. MTV HD - Both – General
  76. My Network TV HD - Both – General
  77. National Geographic Channel HD - Both - General
  78. Nat Geo WILD HD (National Geographic) - DISH - General
  79. NBA TV HD - Both - Sports
  80. NBC Sports Network HD - Both – General
  81. New England Sports Network HD - Both – General
  82. NFL Network HD - Both - Sports
  83. NHL Network HD - Both - Sports
  84. Nickelodeon HD - Both – General
  85. OWN – DISH - General
  86. Pac-12 HD - Both – General
  87. Palladia - Both - General
  88. PBS HD - Both - General
  89. Pixl HD - Both – General
  90. Retroplex HD - DISH - General
  91. RFD TV HD - Both – General
  92. Science Channel HD - Both - General
  93. Sony Movie Channel - Both - General
  94. Spike HD - Both - General
  95. Sportsman Channel HD - DISH - Sports
  96. SportSouth HD - DISH - Sports
  97. Sportstime Ohio Channel HD - DISH - Sports
  98. Sun Sports HD - DISH - General
  99. Sundance Channel HD - DISH - General
  100. Syfy HD - Both - General
  101. TBS HD - Both - General
  102. TCM (Turner Classic Movies) HD - DISH - General
  103. Telefutura HD - DISH - General
  104. Tennis Channel HD - Both - Sports
  105. TLC HD - Both - General
  106. TNT HD - Both - General
  107. Travel Channel HD - Both - General
  108. truTV HD - Both - General
  109. Universal HD - Both - General
  110. Univision HD - DISH - General
  111. USA Network HD - Both - General
  112. Velocity HD - Both- Sports
  113. Veria HD - Both- Sports
  114. VH1 HD - Both - General
  115. Weather Channel - Both - General
  116. WE HD - Both- Sports
  117. WGN America - Both - General
  118. World Fishing Network HD - DISH [X] - Sports

So that's that. That is the HD channel listing for National customers right there. Without Local affiliates, RSNs, premium movies, PPV, or VoD, those are the HD channels that you have available to you with DISH Network and DirecTV. So, who has more? What are my sources? How do I know which provider is right for me?

Source: DISH’s and DirecTV's official public websites.

Total HD channels possible: 160
Total DISH HD Channels: 118

  • Exclusive to DISH HD: 7 channels!

Total DirecTV HD Channels: 110

  • Exclusive to DirecTV HD: 1 channels

National Channels you will find in HD only on DISH

1. BBC America HD

2. Centric HD

3. DIY HD

4. EPIX HD

5. EPIX 2 HD

6. EPIX 3 HD

7. ESPN Alternate HD

8. ESPN2 Alternate HD

9. G4 HD

10. Galavision HD

11. H2 HD

12. Headline News (HLN) HD

13. Hub HD

14. Indieplex HD

15. Investigation Discovery (ID) HD

16. Logo HD

17. MAVTV HD

18. NatGeo WILD HD

19. Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) HD

20. Retroplex HD

21. Sportsman Channel HD

22. Style HD

23. Turner Classic Movies (TCM) HD

24. Telefutura HD

25. Univision HD

26. World Fishing Network HD [X]

National Channels in HD you will only find on DirecTV

1. 3Net HD [X]

2. Audience Channel HD [X]

3. Fuel TV HD

4. GolTV HD [X]

5. MLB StrikeZone HD

6. N3D HD [X]

7. Smithsonian HD [X]

Okay, so what about the Locals, RSN's, Premium Movies, and PPV / VoD HD services?

This can all be viewed very easily by a prospective customer, or an existing customer of either DISH Network or DirecTV who consider High Definition (HD) services to be paramount. So, let's take a closer look at these other types of HD channels that are not available to a national audience, but have regionally specific customers (with the exception of Premium Movie channels, which are nationally available)

Local Channels
Both companies offer HD locals in most markets. DISH Network advertises HD Locals in 94% of Markets, DirecTV advertises HD Locals in 91% of markets. So, you'll probably get your locals in HD with either company. So this is basically a wash.

Regional Sports Networks
This is where there could be some significant differences per provider as far as which is available in your area and which each provider carries. General rule of thumb is that the RSN will most likely be in HD, as that seems to be the trend for most sports networks. No matter how you dice it, you're only going to get a handful of these RSNs in your package anyway.

HD Pay-Per-View (PPV) and Video on Demand (VoD)
Both companies count these as channels in their advertised HD channel lineup counts. For the purposes of this article I find it very insignificant. Both companies have these services, and if you're a frequent patron to these types of pay-video services then you'll likely be able to purchase these services in HD. So that's a wash.

Premium Movie Packages, like HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and Starz in HD
This is also a wash in my opinion. Both DISH Network and DirecTV carry a sufficient number of these channels in HD. Both offer these channels for free to new customers and then charge a premium for customers who wish to keep these services. Why is it like that? Because the premium movie package networks require it like that.

The televised ads, HD channel counts are hyped, and largely useless to you, the customer!

Both companies have different HD Channel Packages, each with their own price points. Both companies have special deals on HD equipment. So, what it really comes down to is this: Which company carries the HD content you want to watch. If they both have the content, then which is the overall better bang for your buck?

Hopefully this helps alleviate some of the confusion surrounding the topic. Any given night you'll see a DirecTV commercial claiming they have more HD channels (or in a few instances promising that they'll have more in the future), or you'll see a DISH Network commercial claiming they have more. But, now you know. You can look at the list and see for yourself. At this point, it is undisputed: When considering the lists above, DISH Network has more HD channels than DirecTV does.

Please feel free to post any questions in the comments. We'll be happy to answer them for you.

Let's take a look at just how many HD channels DISH Network and Directv really have in their channel lineups

This is what everyone wants to see, so let's just jump right into the list.I'm going to explain how the list is formatted first, though.

Example HD channel listing

  • Channel name - [carrier] - [category]
    So, for the carrier it could read "Both", "DISH Network", or "Directv". If it does not say "Both" then only the carrier listed offers that channel in High Definition (HD). If there is an [X] next to the carrier name that channel is exclusive to that provider. The category just helps you see what type of channel is (see terminology above).

The HD Channel Line-up for DISH Network and Directv

I'm going to actually have three lists: National channels, Regional Sports Channels, and Premium Movie Channels / PPV / VoD. The first list is for the National Channels.

  1. A&E HD - Both - General
  2. ABC Family - Both - General
  3. Animal Planet HD - Both - General
  4. BBC America HD - DISH Network - General
  5. BET HD - Both - General
  6. Biography Channel HD - Both - General
  7. Bravo HD - Both - General
  8. Cartoon Network HD - Both - General
  9. CBS College Sports HD - Both - Sports
  10. Centric HD - DISH Network - General
  11. CMT HD - Both - General
  12. CNBC HD - Both - General
  13. CNN HD - Both - General
  14. Comedy Central HD - Both - General
  15. Crime and Investigation HD - Both - General
  16. Discovery Channel HD - Both - General
  17. Disney Channel HD - Both - General
  18. Disney XD HD - Both - General
  19. DIY HD - DISH Network - General
  20. E! Entertainment Television HD - DISH Network - General
  21. Encore HD - DISH Network - General
  22. EPIX HD - DISH Network - General
  23. EPIX 2 HD - DISH Network - General
  24. ESPN HD - Both - Sports
  25. ESPN2 HD - Both - Sports
  26. ESPN 3D HD - Directv [X] - Sports
  27. ESPNEWS HD - Both - Sports
  28. Fashion HD - DISH Network [X] - General
  29. Food Network HD - Both - General
  30. Fox Business Network HD - Both - General
  31. FOX News Channel HD - Both - General
  32. Fox Soccer Channel HD - DISH Network - Sports
  33. Fuel TV - Directv - General
  34. FX HD - Both - General
  35. G4 HD - DISH Network - General
  36. Galavision HD - DISH Network - General
  37. Golf Channel HD - Both - Sports
  38. Hallmark Channel HD - DISH Network - General
  39. Hallmark Movie Channel HD - DISH Network - General
  40. HD Theater - Both - General
  41. HDNet - Both - General
  42. Headline News (HLN) - DISH Network - General
  43. HGTV HD - Both - General
  44. History HD - Both - General
  45. History International HD - DISH Network - General
  46. Indieplex HD - DISH Network - General
  47. Investigation Discovery HD - DISH Network - General
  48. Lifetime HD - DISH Network - General
  49. Lifetime Movie Network HD - DISH Network - General
  50. Logo - DISH Network - General
  51. MAV TV - DISH Network - General
  52. MGM HD - Both - General
  53. MLB Network - Directv [X] - Sports
  54. MSNBC HD - DISH Network - General
  55. MTV HD - Both - General
  56. Nat Geo WILD HD (National Geographic) - DISH Network - General
  57. National Geographic Channel HD - Both - General
  58. NBA TV HD - Both - Sports
  59. NFL Network HD - Both - Sports
  60. NHL Network HD - Both - Sports
  61. Nickelodeon HD - Both - General
  62. Palladia - Both - General
  63. Planet Green HD - Both - General
  64. Retroplex HD - DISH Network - General
  65. Science Channel HD - Both - General
  66. Shorts HD - DISH Network - General
  67. Smithsonian HD - Directv [X] - General
  68. SPEED HD - Both - Sports
  69. Spike HD - Both - General
  70. Sportsman Channel HD - DISH Network - Sports
  71. Style HD - DISH Network - General
  72. Syfy HD - Both - General
  73. TBS HD - Both - General
  74. TCM (Turner Classic Movies) HD - DISH Network - General
  75. Telefutura HD - DISH Network - General
  76. Tennis Channel HD - Both - Sports
  77. The 101 Network HD - Directv [X] - General
  78. TLC HD - Both - General
  79. TNT HD - Both - General
  80. Travel Channel HD - DISH Network - General
  81. truTV HD - DISH Network - General
  82. Universal HD - Both - General
  83. Univision HD - DISH Network - General
  84. USA Network HD - Both - General
  85. Versus HD - Both- Sports
  86. VH1 HD - Both - General
  87. Weather Channel - Both - General
  88. WGN America - DISH Network - General
  89. World Fishing Network HD - DISH Network [X] - Sports

So that's that. That is the HD channel listing for National customers right there. Without Local affiliates, RSNs, premium movies, PPV, or VoD, those are the HD channels that you have available to you with DISH Network and Directv. So, who has more? What are my sources? How do I know which provider is right for me?

Source: DISH Network's and Directv's official public websites.

Total HD channels possible: 89
Total DISH Network HD Channels: 84

  • Exclusive to DISH HD, 34 channels!

Total Directv HD Channels: 51

  • Exclusive to Directv HD, 5 channels ...

National Channels you will find in HD only on DISH Network

  1. BBC America HD - DISH Network - General
  2. Centric HD - DISH Network - General
  3. DIY HD - DISH Network - General
  4. E! Entertainment Television HD - DISH Network - General
  5. Encore HD - DISH Network - General
  6. EPIX HD - DISH Network - General
  7. EPIX 2 HD - DISH Network - General
  8. Fashion HD - DISH Network [X] - General
  9. Fox Soccer Channel HD - DISH Network - Sports
  10. G4 HD - DISH Network - General
  11. Galavision HD - DISH Network - General
  12. Hallmark Channel HD - DISH Network - General
  13. Hallmark Movie Channel HD - DISH Network - General
  14. Headline News (HLN) - DISH Network - General
  15. History International HD - DISH Network - General
  16. Indieplex HD - DISH Network - General
  17. Investigation Discovery HD - DISH Network - General
  18. Lifetime HD - DISH Network - General
  19. Lifetime Movie Network HD - DISH Network - General
  20. Logo - DISH Network - General
  21. MAV TV - DISH Network - General
  22. MSNBC HD - DISH Network - General
  23. Nat Geo WILD HD (National Geographic) - DISH Network - General
  24. Retroplex HD - DISH Network - General
  25. Shorts HD - DISH Network - General
  26. Sportsman Channel HD - DISH Network - Sports
  27. Style HD - DISH Network - General
  28. TCM (Turner Classic Movies) HD - DISH Network - General
  29. Telefutura HD - DISH Network - General
  30. Travel Channel HD - DISH Network - General
  31. truTV HD - DISH Network - General
  32. Univision HD - DISH Network - General
  33. WGN America - DISH Network - General
  34. World Fishing Network HD - DISH Network [X] - Sports

National Channels in HD you will only find on Directv

  1. Fuel TV - Directv - General
  2. MLB Network - Directv [X] - Sports
  3. Smithsonian HD - Directv [X] - General
  4. The 101 Network HD - Directv [X] - General

Okay, so what about the Locals, RSN's, Premium Movies, and PPV / VoD HD services?

This can all be viewed very easily by a prospective customer, or an existing customer of either DISH Network or Directv who consider High Definition (HD) services to be paramount.So, let's take a closer look at these other types of HD channels that are not available to a national audience, but have regionally specific customers (with the exception of Premium Movie channels, which are nationally available)

Local Channels
Both companies offer HD locals in most markets. DISH Network advertises HD Locals in 93% of Markets, Directv advertises HD Locals in 91% of markets. So, you'll probably get your locals in HD with either company.So this is basically a wash.

Regional Sports Networks
This is where there could be some significant differences per provider as far as which is available in your area, and which each provider carries. General rule of thumb is that the RSN will most likely be in HD, as that seems to be the trend for most sports networks. No matter how you dice it, you're only going to get a handful of these RSNs in your package anyway.

HD Pay Per View (PPV) and Video on Deman (VoD)
Both companies count these as channels in their advertised HD channel lineup counts. For the purposes of this article I find it very insignificant. Both companies have these services, and if you're a frequent patron to these types of pay-video services then you'll likely be able to purchase these services in HD. So that's a wash.

Premium Movie Packages, like HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and Starz in HD
This is also a wash in my opinion. Both DISH Network and Directv carry a sufficient number of these channels in HD. Both offer these channels for free to new customers, and then charge a premium for customers who wish to keep these services. Why is it like that? Because the premium movie package networks require it like that.

The televised ads, HD channel counts are hyped, and largely useless to you, the customer!

Both DISH Network and Directv charge $10 per month for HD Access, which can be added to most of their packages. Both companies have different HD Channel Packages, each with their own price points. Both companies have special deals on HD equipment. So, what it really comes down to is this: Which company carries the HD content you want to watch. If they both have the content, then which is the overall better bang for your buck?

Hopefully this helps alleviate some of the confusion surrounding the topic. Any given night you'll see a Directv commercial claiming they have more HD channels (or in a few instances promising that they'll have more in the future), or you'll see a DISH Network commercial claiming they have more. But, now you know. You can look at the list and see for yourself. At this point, it is undisputed: When considering the lists above, DISH Network has more HD channels than Directv does.

Please feel free to post any questions in the comments. We'll be happy to answer them for you.

Thank you, all,

~A DISH Network Retailer

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thevoice 6 years ago from carthage ill

terrfic write thjanks


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DISH Network Talk 6 years ago from Florida Author

You're very welcome! Hopefully this info helps some people out.


HDman 6 years ago

Nice list however, Directv had Pallidia, MGMHD and Universal HD before Dish and they still have them. So you may need to revise the list some.


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DISH Network Talk 6 years ago from Florida Author

@HDMan,

I fully expect to update this list as time goes on, and things change. However, those channels you claim are not present on their public website, Directv.com. I'm using published data to compile my list. So, I'm a little uncomfortable using personal testimony vs. their official website.

Not that I don't believe you, in fact I do, but an article like this needs corroborative, and substantiated proof. Hence the independently verifiable sources.


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save my system 6 years ago from United Kingdom - London

HD channel gives fascinating experience of TV watching. They make watching TV live and true. And I am sure with growing war between these two competitor companies we get something very new technology to watch. I am waiting for that.


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DISH Network Talk 6 years ago from Florida Author

In late April, of 2010, DISH launched 8 new HD channels, while Directv is still promising more HD channels are "coming soon ..."

This article is updated frequently, as these lineups change.


Windshield Wonder 6 years ago

Very good hub. I just visited my local best buy shopping for my very first HD television and the salesman began to explain how the tv would be useless without having a HD feed. We have Dish and I had no clue as to how many HD channels there were, but your Hub really cleared that up for me. Thanks for the great info.


Jason Ewens 6 years ago

Thanks for correlating! One correction. You list the Big Ten Network as an RSN when it's actually a National Channel. On DirecTV every subscriber gets it. I don't know about DISH.


omalley5280 5 years ago

This was very informative post. I work for DISH Network and we absolutely do have more HD channels than DIRECTV. Including 25 added and 5 brand new channels in 2010. Check out the Multi sports pack to add additional RSNETs ($7 per month.)


Abet 5 years ago

Do the HD Channel RSN's only carry GAMES broadcast in HD. Because in the three days I have had DISH network my HD RSN (Comcast SportsNet Bay Area) has shown no content at all.

Specifically, Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area produces local HD programs (Chronicle Live, etc.) that are not shown on my DISH HD channel, but are shown on the SD DISH channel. Why?

And where is Comcast SportsNet California?


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DISH Network Talk 5 years ago from Florida Author

@Abet,

It is difficult to address the scenario you described exactly because sports channels are strange things in general. Blackout rules, broadcast resolution, and geographic restrictions all come in to play.

The resolution of a game is decided by the broadcaster, not the service provider. So yes, it is possible that a company will choose to broadcast in standard definition and not HD, or vice versa, although I would think the former is going to become less common.

I am going to update this page with the latest HD information soon.


Gary, DTV rep 4 years ago

Absolute lies. I checked the channel line-up, there are channels that Dish Network does not even list. Such as Big Ten Network, which DTV offers in HD. Everyone knows that DTV is the leader in HD channels!


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DISH Network Talk 4 years ago from Florida Author

@Gary, DTV rep

You're right, we did leave out Big Ten Network from this article. As noted, we didn't list RSNs in the comparison. DISH also offers Big Ten Network in HD.

Sorry for the confusion!


J Wirth 3 years ago

This list is wrong. Dish has many fewer HD channels than Direct. I just switched to Dish unfortunately and discovered I made a huge mistake! I feel like I went back in time 5 years on service. DO NO BUY DISH!


M Wyatt 22 months ago

Yes I agree, Dish is falsely advertising. Direct Tv is not a higher monthly rate than dish and neither one is worth the money. All infomercials , music and channels not worth watching.

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