Compare DISH's Satellite TV Packages

Since they first hit the scene, DISH has been all about value, both in price and programming options. With their first general-interest plan (Flex Pack) coming in at $29.99/mo, nearly everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of satellite TV. After you order a specific package and get it installed, DISH makes it very easy to up or downgrade (without a fee), so you'll always be in full control. There are five major plans available - to get started, view their prices and features below:

DISH Channel Lineup
Not sure which packages include your favorite channels? View them side-by-side in our interactive table.

Note: we've listed the promotional and regular prices for all the packages below. While DISH's promos (and the free perks and bonuses they give away) tend to get updated every few months, the prices for the actual plans rarely change. Finally, regarding the Hopper 3 DVR, it's currently available with any plan... that's a recent change, as you used to have to subscribe to the mid/higher-tier plans to qualify for it.

For 24 months after rebate

What you get...
  • 55-115 Channels
  • Free Local Channels
  • Free Installation
  • Free HD for Life
  • Free Hopper 3 Entire Home DVR
  • Free HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and Starz for 3 Months
  • DISH Movie Pack free for 3 Months
For 12 months after rebate
Regular: $64.99
What you get...
  • Over 190 Channels
  • Free Local Channels
  • Free Installation
  • Free HD for Life
  • Free Hopper 3 Entire Home DVR
  • Free HBO for 1 Year
  • Free Cinemax, Showtime and Starz for 3 Months
  • DISH Movie Pack free for 3 Months
For 12 months after rebate
Regular: $79.99
What you get...
  • Over 240 Channels
  • Free Local Channels
  • Free Installation
  • Free HD for Life
  • Free Hopper 3 Entire Home DVR
  • Free HBO for 1 Year
  • Free Cinemax, Showtime and Starz for 3 Months
  • DISH Movie Pack free for 3 Months
For 12 months after rebate
Regular: $89.99
What you get...
  • Over 290 Channels
  • Free Local Channels
  • Free Installation
  • Free HD for Life
  • Free Hopper 3 Entire Home DVR
  • Free HBO for 1 Year
  • Free Cinemax, Showtime and Starz for 3 Months
  • DISH Movie Pack free for 3 Months
  • 15 More Movie Channels
For 3 months after rebate
Regular: $139.99
What you get...
  • Over 320 Channels
  • Free Local Channels
  • Free Installation
  • Free HD for Life
  • Free Hopper 3 Entire Home DVR
  • Free HBO for 1 Year
  • Free Cinemax, Showtime and Starz for 3 Months
  • DISH Movie Pack free for 3 Months
  • 30 More Movie Channels
  • ALL the DISH channels

DISH Programming

$29.99-95.99 for 24 months
» 55-115 Channels, all-digital
» The first 100% customer-built plan, with all the goodies found in the others
$34.99 for 12 months (save $15/mo.)
» Over 190 Channels, all-digital
» Great general-interest package, THE most popular DISH plan
$44.99 for 12 months (save $20/mo.)
» Over 235 Channels, all-digital
» First plan with a bunch of premium movie and sport channels
$49.99 for 12 months (save $25/mo.)
» Over 290 Channels, all-digital
» Same as TOP 200 but you get more movies
$114.99 for 12 months (save $30/mo.)
» Over 320 Channels, all-digital
» Every channel (movies, sports, music, etc) DISH broadcasts
Discontinued plans:
$19.99 for 12 months (save $5/mo.)
» Over 55 Channels, all-digital
» Perfect starter plan

High Definition

DISH TV carries over 200 channels in crystal clear HD, with about 50 being part-time HD. So, all told, they end up coming in at just about the same number of full-time channels as DIRECTV. Their high def quality is top notch: 1080p, the same you'll get with Blu-Ray and other high resolution technologies. For the last 6 months or so, DISH has been offering HD free for life with nearly every package (including your local channels). It typically costs $10/mo for HD, so it's a deal you definitely want to take full advantage of.

Canales LATINOS

$22.99 for 12 months (permanent price)
» Over 55 total channels, all-digital
» Solid entry-level package for native spanish speakers
$22.99 for 12 months (save $11/mo.)
» Over 180 total channels, all-digital
» Get over 120 more channels than Básico for $11 more per month (same price during promo period).
$29.99 for 12 months (save $15/mo.)
» Over 220 total channels, all-digital
» GET everything in the Clásico plan, along with Hopper and more premium movie channels
$39.99 for 3 months (save $18/mo.)
» Over 265 total channels, all-digital
» Get the absolute most in spanish broadcasting, bilingual movies, sports, novelas and more.

Don't Want a Long-term Contract?

If you'd rather avoid a 2-year contract (which all the plans above require) or don't want to share your personal info for a soft-pull credit check during sign-up, you may want to consider Flex TV. It's DISH's pre-paid option for folks that want a bit more contract and account flexibility. Essentially, you purchase your own DISH equipment (receiver + the actual dish for your roof) and pre-pay for the service at the beginning of each month. Of course, the immediate downside is the ~$300 in up-front costs for the equipment, but for some, the extra privacy and flexibility Flex TV affords is well worth it.

Specialty and Add-on Programming

Local Channels - as long as you're in or close to a metropolitan city (nearly 99% of all residents), DISH will have no problem transmitting every regional channel to you: ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, etc. Local channels come free of charge with every package.

Sports Programming - when it comes to the specialty sports packages (NFL Sunday Ticket, NASCAR HOTPASS, etc), DISH comes in at a close second to DIRECTV. For starters, check out their multi-sport package. If you don't need 24-hour coverage or have to catch every game, DISH has more than enough sports coverage by default. Click here to check out our comparison with DIRECTV.

Adult Programming - as with just about any major TV provider, DISH gives you access to all the top adult channels, both subscription and pay-per-view. Most of the channels are broadcast in 1080p and available 24/7. DISH doesn't print the titles or programming channels in your bill (just the channel number), so they do offer a bit of privacy in that regard.

Premium Movies - who doesn't like a thriller or well-made flick? For new customers, they get free access to some of the top movie channels (HBO, Showtime, etc). Thereafter, it's about $13-16 per month for each movie pack (HBO comes in at the top of the heap at $16/mo and $13/mo each for Cinemax, Showtime and STARZ). If you purchase multiple packages, you tend to get a discounted rate so make sure you inquire.

Where to get your Package

As of 8/22/2017, the following retailer is offering DISH packages at the lowest price available...
The Best Price Package
DISH.com
soon!
  • ONLY $29.99/mo (Flex Pack) guaranteed for 24 months!
  • FREE Hopper 3 Whole-Home DVR Upgrade
  • FREE HBO for One Full Year (new)
  • FREE HD for Life! (w/ agreement, autopay & paperless billing)
  • DISH Movie Pack FREE for 3 months (15 movie chnls)
  • Note(s): Act now & lock in this low price until 2019.
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