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International

Something For Everyone

It’s hard to beat satellite TV when it comes to variety. They offer more international programming packages than both Comcast and Verizon FiOS.

As for DirecTV, they seem to be offering programming that covers about 18 or so languages.

Currently, DISH appears to be the leader in international programming with a total of 27 languages represented in various international programming packages, including programming in eight languages from the South Asian market alone.

DISH offers an extensive selection of international programming. Programming from around the world is available to DISH subscribers as part of various programming packages which include Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Israeli, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, South Asian, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese and International Sports.

There’s a DISH package for a wide variety of people from diverse ethnic backgrounds, and is clearly the industry leader in programming for the world’s many dialects.

Cable TV does not offer as much international programming as DISH does. As of this writing, FiOS is offering programming in 21 languages, while Comcast seems a little uncertain about what they are offering. The international page on the Comcast website says they offer “various languages including (but not limited to): Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.” When I click the link to see what’s available in my area, I get a page that reads “We are currently working to provide channel lineup information for your area.”

Charter seems to offer just a small number of international channels according to their website, and although Time Warner had 15 international programming packages listed, all of the cable companies I checked had fewer international channels overall compared to DISH international programming choices for consumers and offers the best variety of any satellite TV deal.