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 premium plans.
If you’re looking for the best TV package, without regard to price, we recommend DIRECTV because it’s the only way to get NFL SUNDAY TICKET. But, that said, there are plenty of reasons to look into the other two options—particularly if you’re not getting satellite TV just for NFL Sunday games.