Alternatives to DirecTVby Tina Parish ; Updated September 22, 2017
DirecTV is one of the most popular satellite-television providers. However, if you are looking to switch from DirecTV or are researching to find comparable service providers, there are a few other options available.
Dish Network is by far DirecTV's biggest competitor and offers a similar level of service. They also offer high-definition programming and DVRs if you prefer, along with a wide variety of channels and interactive features.
One difference you will find with Dish Network is their regular and specialty programming. With Dish Network, the packages that are available start out a little smaller with around 100 channels.
Dish Network's specialty programming consists mostly of high-definition entertainment, while DirecTV is more sports-oriented.
If you are looking for something a little different than DirecTV or Dish Network, you can look into VOOM and Globecast World TV.
VOOM is available in 35 countries and provides programming produced exclusively in 1080i HD and 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound. They offer 35 HD channels, including 21 exclusive, commercial-free HD channels.
Globecast World TV offers more than 200 channels from all over the world. So, if you are someone who travels a lot and is interested in what is going on in other countries, this might be a good option for you.