DIRECTV and DISH are the two major satellite TV providers that look similar when you’re comparing channels. (Unless you're into sports—more on that later.) Both DISH and DIRECTV all include over a hundred channels on even their most basic plans, with the channel count rising to 350 or more on some DIRECTV premium plans.
If you’re looking for the best TV package overall, we recommend DISH's America's 120+ plan because it offers the best bang for your buck across your two-year contract, plus a fantastic DVR to enjoy it with. But if you want solid sports programming, DIRECTV's CHOICE package is the way to go.