Dish is one of the two major satellite TV providers in the United States. The company competes primarily with DirecTV. Although, both feel the ramifications of the continued move to streaming for much of the media world.
While we may think of this provider as solely satellite TV, the company as a whole is much more than that. First, it provides a streaming option, Sling TV, for those not interested in the satellite TV. Also, it is the parent organization for cell phone service Boost Mobile. Then, the provider also owns the now-defunct Blockbuster, although it’s hard to imagine much benefit coming from that camp.
Still, most people know the company for its satellite TV options. With that, Dish provides hundreds of channels ranging in content to cater to different audiences. Remember, sports, especially soccer, is not at the forefront of what the company sells.
Let’s break down those price points. To start, the cheapest option comes in at $64.99. This is comparable to most other TV providers. However, you may not get all the channels you need to watch your sports. After that, there are different packages to bring in more channels. The $79.99 option provides a number of sports networks, as does the $89.99 selection. Yet, one channel that carries a significant portion of soccer only comes at the most expensive price point. The $99.99 option has beIN SPORTS and all sister channels. We will get into what those channels include later.
Overall, Dish comes in at an overall cheaper price than DirecTV, with the same soccer channels. beIN SPORTS does not have a spot on DirecTV, making it relatively exclusive to this provider.
For fans of other sports, Dish carries just four regional sports networks in the United States.
Soccer Lineup on Dish
beIN SPORTS is the big grab for Dish. Of course, it requires the most expensive viewing package, but a number of leagues still go through beIN SPORTS. For example, Paris Saint Germain and Lyon play their domestic league games on the channel or its sister channels. Also, CONMEBOL competitions such as the Copa Libertadores air on beIN SPORTS.
Moreover, Dish carries almost all linear channels you would need to watch your soccer. NBC, NBCSN, USA, ESPN, FOX, FS1 and others all have a spot on the Dish guide.
READ MORE: Soccer channels on Dish.
There are a number of applications through Dish that can help you with soccer content. For one, the Hopper is its DVR, and it is something that allows soccer fans to watch games they may miss through recordings. The GameFinder app on Dish allows you to set reminders and notifications or recordings for your favorite teams in different sports. Finally, for those busy soccer afternoons, the multi-view portion of Dish allows you to watch six channels at once. This is incredibly beneficial during Saturday or Sunday mornings when a number of different leagues are in action.
READ MORE: How to watch soccer via Dish.
Streaming services may be on the rapid rise, but this traditional satellite provider still holds its own for the soccer fans in the United States.
Here’s our comprehensive listing of the different soccer providers available:
25+ Channels With Sports & News
- Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
- Watch Premier League, Liga MX, MLS & World Cup
- Includes ESPN, FOX, Univision, TUDN and more
Favorite Leagues At The Best Price
- Starting price: $7.99/mo. for Live TV Package
- Watch Argentine league, Brasileirāo and Copa Libertadores
- Includes beIN SPORTS, GolTV, TyC Sports and more
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
- Price: $6.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
- Features LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, Copa del Rey & more
- Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
Live TV, Soccer & Originals
- Starting price: $4.99/mo.
- Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & more
- Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
- Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
- Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
- Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more
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- $13.99/mo. for ESPN+, Disney+ & Hulu
- Includes Bundesliga, LaLiga, NHL & the home to UFC
- Features Marvel, Star Wars + shows & movies for your entire family