Satellite and Cable vs Streaming TV Services

Compare all your options to find the best TV provider

Streaming services like Hulu and Sling provide video over the internet, which can be either live or on-demand. In cases like Netflix, all of the content is on-demand - there's no live TV like news or sports whatsoever, and most local channels aren’t even an option.

Cable and satellite services, on the other hand, provide live television and video on-demand without internet - in the case of cable, through thousands of miles of cable run primarily underground, and for satellite, through signal that's beamed directly to viewers' homes. There’s no internet required and no bandwidth issues that can lead to buffering.

You may think that it's a choice of one or the other, streaming or cable/satellite, but that isn't true - with DISH Anywhere, viewers can stream thousands of hours of content, including everything on their DVR, to their mobile devices anywhere they have internet connection. Since streaming always requires internet, cable/satellite have a leg up on them with their direct-to-home signal.

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DISH Network is the Best Value in TV

From wide-ranging programming that includes live sports and news to customizability and superior customer support, it's clear that DISH Network offers the best value out of any TV provider. Choose the best base package for your favorite programming and add extras for movies, sports, and kids.