Today there are thousands of Arabic speaking individuals living in the United States. If you speak Arabic, how can you keep up with the latest news and entertainment from the Middle East? Cable television is probably not your best bet, as the Arabic channel selection is limited, or non-existent. Your best option is going with satellite, either DIRECTV Arabic or as we will discuss in the article – the Arabic programming packages offered by DISH Network.
DISH Network is the leader in Arabic programming and packages. There are three different Arabic packages with DISH Network, and there are also a la carte choices along with an Arabic Music pack with Dish TV. Which Arabic package is right for you? Let’s review the DISH Network specials and see how they stack up compared to DIRECTV Arabic packages.
The most comprehensive Arabic package available in the United States today is offered by DISH Network, and it is called the Arabic Elite Super Pack. Priced at $49.99 per month, or $494.89 if paid on an annual basis, this Arabic TV bundle offers more than you will find with DIRECTVor any cable TV company. Here you will find Arabic language dramas, movies, sports, and 24-news from Al Jazeera. Also included are talk shows, Egyptian league soccer, and mini-series. Here is the channel lineup for the Arabic Elite Super pack:
ABU DHABI 767
AL ARABIYA 772
AL JAZEERA 645
AL ZIKR 665
ART AMERICA 642
ART MOVIES 643
ART MUSIC 669
ART SPORTS 601
BBC ARABIC 606
DUBAI SATELLITE CHANNEL 649
DUBAI SPORTS 659
Dream 2 769
FUTURE TV 648
NEW TV 774
NILE DRAMA 647
Next up on the DISH Network Arabic TV list is the Elite Pack. This particular Arabic package is priced at $34.99 per month, or $384.89 if paid for on an annual basis. Here you will find 12 Arabic language channels, including the 24 hour a day news channel Al Jazeera. Here is the channel lineup:
DUBAI SATELLITE CHANNEL
Finally, the lowest priced DISH Network Arabic package is the Enhanced Pack. This bundle, priced at $29.99 per month offers nine different channels. The Arabic Enhanced Pack from Dish TV gives the customer a nice balance of news, entertainment, and sports from the Middle East and around the world.
Here are the channels in the Arabic Enhanced pack.
So what is the best way to get a good deal on a DISH Network Arabic package? Going directly to the source, DISH Network, assures you of finding the best promotions out there. Currently, there are great offers available in order to get you set up with Arabic TV at little to no cost.
There are a couple of ways you can configure your new DISH Network Arabic TV system. First, if you decide you want to go with either the Arabic Elite Super Pack or the Arabic Elite Pack these can be bought as stand alone packages. So if you don’t want or need an English language package like the Classic Gold 250 along with your Arabic bundle, you can stay with just the foreign language package. If you do for the lower priced Arabic Elite package, you do have to add local channels to the mix for $9.99 per month.
Now if you want the third Arabic TV option, the Arabic Enhanced package, you will have to start with a base DISH Network package in English, with the lowest priced option being the DishFamily bundle.
Of course if you want an English DISH Network package in addition, any bundle can be added to the Arabic TV options. This is a good idea if you have children in the home and want them to be able to enjoy quality entertainment in both English and Arabic. So what all is included when you sign up as a new DISH Network customer?
DISH Network deals change from time to time, so you may want to visit the Dish website for the most current offer. Currently though, DISH Network offers free standard professional installation in up to four rooms. There is no equipment to buy, as a DVR upgrade is also standard for new customers. Do be aware that there is a $5.98 per month DVR fee for Dish customers. Currently, new customers can also get 15 free premium movie channels free for three months, those being the HBO and Showtime movie networks.
Overall, when comparing DISH Network Arabic programming against the DIRECTV Arabic option, you will find much more flexibility and greater programming choice with DISH Network.