Below are to 2 satellite TV providers based on channel packages, options to bundle, DVR which together with the interface are the hub of the entertainment system, and lastly customer service.
- DIRECTV – DirecTV is a direct broadcast satellite service provider based in El Segundo, California and is a subsidiary of AT&T. Its satellite service, launched on June 17, 1994, transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean/Americas. DIRECTV offers the most comprehensive programming packages for all your competitive television with exclusive sports programming. It is also commendable for its consistent customer service. DIRECTV consistently places best-in-class for customer service. J.D. Power also ranked DIRECTV as 5/5 in overall satisfaction. From the ACSI, it earned 68/100. Thought 68 seems pretty pale, the score beats every other satellite and cable TV provider. It also is the only satellite TV provider that will allow you to bundle with your cell phone service. If you’re in the market for a phone plan, you can pair DIRECTV and AT&T Wireless and save about $15 per month.
- DISH Network – Dish Network Corporation is a U.S. television provider. Based in Meridian, Colorado, it is the owner of the direct-broadcast satellite provider Dish, and the over-the-top IPTV service Sling TV. As of November 2016, the company provided services to 13.7 million television and 580,000 broadband subscribers. Dish Network offers the best DVR which is an advance in DVR service. DISH’s Hopper 3 DVR is incredibly ahead of the market. It has the capacity to record 16 shows simultaneously, and store 500 hours of HD content. Dish Network also has stellar customer service. DISH customers tend to be comparatively satisfied with their service, and the company is rated well by J.D. Power and Consumer Reports.