A Comparison Between DIRECTV and FIOS TV

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DIRECTV is a well known name in the Satellite TV business. Verizon FiOS TV, on the other hand, is a new entrant into the cable TV domain but has set his foot deep in the telecom industry. Due to the recent upsurge in competition DIRECTV is trying its best to retain the number one position in the satellite TV business. On the other hand, the newcomer Verizon is moving at a rapid pace towards creating a niche in the TV service industry with its FiOS TV package.

There are a lot of criticism and debate going on about which one is a better TV provider, let us take a quick look at the points we can raise in favor of each of the parties.

DIRECTV - the leading name in satellite TV services in the United States, DIRECTV has the largest customer base in the idustry. Its total number of subscribers amount to over 18 million. Trusted by millions of American households, DIRECTV has created its niche with the best quality satellite TV pakcages that come at a fairly reasonable price.

FIOS TV- FIOS TV is the new entrant in the TV service industry and it operates through optical finbers. The service is not available in all parts of the country as yet. However, the service is becoming more and more popular nowadays.

Now let us take a quick look at the differences between the two satellite TV providers:-


DIRECTV is available across the country whereas FIOS TV still has a limited availability. However, the availability is increasing day by day.


DIRECTV uses the satelltie TV technology with the help of which you can get satellite TV signals transmitted to the satelltie dish. You can get channels both in HD as well as SD mode.
FIOS TV, on the other hand uses the fiber optics technology with the help of which the signals can be transmitted to your home through fiber optics cables.


Coming to the pricing strategy of FIOS TV, it is pretty clear and simple. The TV provider offers a package i.e., the FiOS TV Prime HD package which comes for USD 64.99 a month. It includes around 180 channels containing TNT, USA, MTV, ESPN, CNN, Discovery etc. Local channels like ABC, CBS and NBC can be added at an additional local channel package for $12.99 . there is Extreme HD package and Ultimate HD package to meet the requiremets as well.

DIRECTV offers several packages with various pricing options which start from USD 29.99 for the family package and the DIRECTV Premier package for USD 59.99 per month is the highest priced package. High definition programming is another area where DIRECTV has a better offering. However, Verizon FIOS is better equipped with the best HD technology.


DIRECTV offer 150 channels in its basic package for which it takes a nominal chanrge. FIOS TV on the other hand offers over 180 channels for 64.99. you can get as many as 350 channels with FIOS TV high end package. You are sure to have a great time watching the shows on your favorite channels in both the TV providers.

Have a galore of good times with DIRECTV as well as FIOS TV services. You can have a great deal of entertainment from the satellite TV provider as well as the other TV provider.

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