A comparison of latest promotions from the best Dish Network Satellite TV authorized retailers. This is the sort of information that buyers traditionally look for, particularly so in the satellite TV market where the proliferation of conflicting and ever-changing deals can be confusing to the customer. First of all it is worth doing a bit of research to find out something about the company and whether their existing customers are satisfied with their service.
So let’s take a look at the company. It was formed in 1996 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Echostar Communications Corporation. Since then continual expansion has led it to being one of the largest satellite TV providers with over 12.7 million subscribers overall. There may be doubts in the minds of prospective buyers who are making a comparison between Dish Network and DirecTV, or indeed a comparison with cable TV alternatives, as to which offers the best service. It is worth taking a look at evidence from the consumer market as shown by the rate at which the increase in Dish Network's subscriber base has continued to accelerate. More than 1 million new customers signed up to the service in 2006. A look at market trends like this is a useful factor in determining which service to have, since more customers means more retailer competition, resulting in better deals being offered.
Having topped the J. D. Power and Associates customer satisfaction league for cable and satellite TV in 2005, Dish Network maintained the same rating score in 2006.
Now a look at what Dish Network has to offer its subscribers. There is only space here for a quick overview of programming packages that are available to a new customer. These packages are available at special rates for the first 10 months:
- DishFAMILY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19.99/mo
- America’s Top 100. . . . . . . . . . $19.99/mo
- America’s Top 100 Plus. . . . $24.99/mo
- America’s Top 200. . . . . . . . . . $32.99/mo
- America’s Top 250. . . . . . . . . . $42.99/mo
It’s easy to select package add-ons to further enhance your viewing. These include DishHD ($20/mo), local channels ($5/mo) and a wide selection of sports, movies and foreign language channels. It is well worth noting that the percentage of customers selecting HD is increasing with each year. This is as a result of increasing numbers of HD channels and a reduction in cost. Indeed HD is increasing in popularity right across the market, not just with satellite TV. It is recommended that anyone still considering cable should compare the prices of the programming packages against the equivalent cable packages to see what savings can be made.
In addition to programming, Dish Network provides all-digital satellite TV receiver equipment. Once again, there are too many options to go into here, but it is clear that with their high definition (HD) and digital video recorder (DVR) products, they are continuing to provide state-of-the-art satellite TV technology to their customers.
It is important that buyers, once they have chosen Dish Network, are able to find and assess the latest information since Dish Network retailers change their satellite TV deals on a frequent basis. The last section takes a look at this.
Dish Network Satellite TV – Where to Get the Best Offers
Free equipment, free installation, money back guarantee, $100 rebates, free gifts - they are all available if you know where to look. Many retailers offer special deals and promotions that are time-limited and often display an “Offer Ends Today" message. So it is important to have a way of getting information on all the competing retailers. Satellite TV is no different to any other product and comparison shopping is the recommended way to find the best offers and ensure that you get the absolute best value for money. The last thing you want is to find the same package somewhere else but with a better deal.
James Taylorthe provides information on Dish Network equipment, special deals and Dish Network Authorized Retailers to the Dish-Network-Directory .