Whether you order cable TV or satellite TV in 2009, you can rest assured that you will get more channels than ever before-even if you have subscribed to cable TV in the past. Satellite TV currently offers the most channels, though cable TV is expanding their lineup every day. What can you expect when you sign up with a premium provider?
For starters, both satellite and cable TV can offer you well over 200 channels. Your TV viewing can sample the best of entertainment and education with basic channels like the Discovery Channel, the Science Channel and the History Channel. You also get family friendly entertainment such as Animal Planet, Disney and Nickelodeon. You get all of this in addition to the major networks and other local channels in your area.
You probably realize many of the hottest shows today are on cable television. Just glancing at the Emmy Award Ceremonies, you see series like Entourage, Mad Men, Weeds and South Park tend to dominate the categories. Premium channels like HBO and Showtime are available through cable or satellite, while basic pay networks like FX, Comedy Central and Cartoon Network bring you exciting too-hot-for-network programming like The Shield, The Daily Show and Adult Swim.
What about sports? Satellite TV has the advantage thanks to its exclusive deal with the NFL for Sunday Ticket. This option allows viewers to watch more NFL games as well as enjoy innovative new features like split-screen viewing, remote recording and highlights and scores on demand. However, cable TV still has many of the top premium sports networks like ESPN, The NFL Network, NBA TV TVG, GolTV and the Outdoor Channel. Cable providers may also have a non-exclusive deal with Major League Baseball in the MLB Extra Innings package, which provides over 1000 games per season!
It is well known that cable and satellite television providers offer adult programming. There is no advantage here, as both options provide the same type of content. You can order Playboy TV by subscription or by blocks, or order Pay Per View for a block of content with networks like Hustler TV, Ten, Real, Juicy and Spice Xcess. You can buy one 90 minute feature for about $10 or order a three hour block of six different channels for $15. If you have a DVR system then you certainly get your money’s worth in total programming. If you don’t want to go through the trouble of ordering “discreetly” you can always sign up for a traditional package of all premium channels, which will give you Cinemax. Not only does Cinemax air adult programming, but you can also watch all your uncensored favorites in HD!
What if you’re worried about parental controls? No matter, satellite and cable providers equip their systems with a parental control device. This option lets you block offensive content according to individual title, TV or MPAA rating, time allotment or PPV spending. When you order premium television in 2009 you can rest assured you will get TV programming that the whole family can enjoy.