Dish Network and DIRECTV Sports
Package Side by Side Comparison

 


Pricing is for one satellite receiver and does not include local channels. Please refer to the price comparison page for local channel pricing. Additional receivers are about $5.00/mo (each unit) for the exact same programming package available on the main receiver.

You will receive only one of the Regional Sports Networks below as determined by your geographical location. Blackout restrictions apply to regional sports networks.

The premium sports packages below are added to the other basic programming packages. Each channel has its own pricing structure and are in addition to basic pricing structures. For example if you get DIRECTV's TOTAL CHOICE along with NFL Sunday Ticket, you would pay $36.99 per month for TOTAL CHOICE plus the season price for NFL Sunday Ticket.

• Column A: Dish Network America's Top 60
• Column B: Dish Network America's Top 120
• Column C: Dish Network America's Top 180

• Column D: Dish Network America's Everything
• Column E: Direct TV TOTAL CHOICE
• Column F: Direct TV TOTAL CHOICE PLUS
• Column G: Direct TV TOTAL CHOICE PREMIER


Satellite TV
Sports Channels

Dish Network DIRECTV
A B C
D
E F

G

Comcast SportsNet (Mid-Atlantic)   X X X     X
Empire Sports Network   X X X     X
Fox Sports Net Arizona   X X X     X
Fox Sports Net Bay Area   X X X     X
Fox Sports Net Chicago   X X X     X
Fox Sports Net Cincinnati   X X X     X
Fox Sports Net Detroit   X X X     X
Fox Sports Net Florida   X X X     X
Fox Sports Net Midwest   X X X     X
Fox Sports Net New England   X X X     X
Fox Sports Net New York   X X X     X
Fox Sports Net North   X X X     X
Fox Sports Net Northwest   X X X     X
Fox Sports Net Ohio   X X X     X
Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh   X X X     X
Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain   X X X     X
Fox Sports Net South   X X X     X
Fox Sports Net Southwest   X X X     X
Fox Sports Net West   X X X     X
Fox Sports Net West 2   X X X     X
Fox Sports World     X X     X
Madison Square Garden (MSG)   X X X     X
New England Sports Network   X X X     X
Sports Alternate 1 (Dish Only)   X X X      
Sports Alternate 2 (Dish Only)   X X X      
Sports Alternate 3 (Dish Only)   X X X      
Sports Alternate 4 (Dish Only)   X X X      
Sunshine Network   X X X     X
YES Network             X

Premium Sports Channels

CHANNEL DISH NETWORK

DIRECTV

ICC Cricket World Cup
(
Exclusive on DISH Network)

Now you can follow your team through the 2003 Cricket World Cup from South Africa.

DISH Network residential customers can purchase the entire ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 Package for $299.95.

All 54 World Cup games will be available on DISH Network channels 457/470 and 458/471.

Not Available!
ESPN Game Plan

Receive more than 100 college football games from some of the top conferences around the country.

Regular Season Package
$99.00

Individual Saturday $14.99 (Get up to 12 games per Saturday)

Channels 770-779
Stay on top of the college gridiron; get up to 10 games each Saturday during the regular season.

$99 per season
ESPN Basketball
(Exclusive on DISH Network)

Maximum college basketball with up to 30 games per week not otherwise available in your area. Plus a solid week of post-season conference tournament action. And, for the first time ever, complete coverage of the first two rounds of the 2003 NCAA Women's Basketball tournament.

Regular Season Package
$99.00

Half Season Package
$49.99 (Begins January 13)

Not Available!
ESPN Full Court
(Exclusive on DIRECTV)
Not Available!
Channels 780-793
Keep in touch with your alma mater's progress on the court. Enjoy up to 30 regular season games per week from around the country.

$89 per season
Soccer MLS Shootout
(DISH 500 Required)
(Exclusive on DISH Network)
Date: 4/12/2003 - 10/26/2003
Channel: 455/465 Price Info:
Package Price - $49.95
Premier Date: 4/12/2003
Not Available!
MLB Extra Innings
(Exclusive on DIRECTV)
Not Available!

Channels 754-768
Watch the "Boys of Summer" fight for a position in October, during up to 35 out-of-market regular season games a week.

$179 per season

MLS Shootout
(Exclusive on DIRECTV)
Not Available!
Channels 794-799
The Pennant Races begin here! Catch up to 35 regular-season, out-of-market Soccer games each week.
MULTI SPORT
(Exclusive on DISH Network)
The Multi Sport Package is available in some geographical locations when you subscribe to America's Top 100 or 150 programming package. This package may be subject to extensive blackouts of sporting events and other programming noted in the guide. $5.99 per month!
Not Available!
NBA League Pass

NBA LEAGUE PASS offers over 1,000 regular season games not otherwise available in subscribers' local market. With up to 40 games per week, subscribers get the most basketball action of the season for less than 18 cents a game.

The NBA regular season begins on October 29, 2002 and ends April 16, 2003.

DISH Network will offer installment billing to NBA LEAGUE PASS subscribers. The pricing structure is as follows:

Early Bird Season Package
$159 or 3 payments of $53.00.
Good from 10/29 through 11/11

Regular Season Package
$179 or 3 payments of $59.67.
Good from 11/12 through 1/12

Half Season Package
$99 or 3 payments of $33.00.
Good from 1/13 through 4/16

Channels 721-733
Catch action from across the league. Watch your favorite players in up to 40 out-of-market games a week during the regular season.

$179 per season
NFL Sunday Ticket
(Exclusive on DIRECTV)
Not Available!

Channels 704-717
Don't miss the best match-ups of the regular season! Choose from up to 13 games every Sunday.

$209 per season

NHL Center Ice

For the first time, NHL Center Ice is available on DISH Network. You'll get over 1,000 games not otherwise available in your area. You'll never miss a minute of the heart-pounding NHL action with up to 40 games per week plus, select first-, and second-round Stanley Cup playoff games! And with NHL Center Ice, you'll get the best Canadian match-ups including games from CBC's Hockey Night in Canada, TSN and Rogers SNET.

Regular Season Package
$159 or 3 payments of $53.00.

Channels 740-750
The "Coolest Game on Earth" heats up with up to 30 out-of-market regular season games a week; see all the high speed, hard-hitting action.

$149 per season
Soccer FA Cup
(Exclusive on DISH Network)

Date: 1/26/2003 - 5/17/2003
Channel: 455/470

Price Info:
Package Price - $59.95
Individual games: $15.95
Final game: $24.95

1/26 Manchester United Vs West Ham 11:00am ET
2/16 TBD Vs TBD 11:00am ET
3/9 TBD Vs TBD 11:00am ET
4/14 Semifinals: TBD Vs TBD 11:00am ET
5/17 Finals: TBD Vs TBD 10:00am ET

Not Available!
Sports Pack

Not Available!

Over 25 specialty and regional sports networks, plus NBA.com TV, Fox Sports World and The Golf Channel. (Blackout restrictions apply. Professional and collegiate sports subscriptions sold separately.)

$12 per month

WNBA Season Pass
(Exclusive on DIRECTV)
Not Available!
Channels 721-725
Follow your favorite WNBA teams and players! You'll get up to 80 regular-season WNBA games from outside your local area with WNBA SEASON PASS.

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