One of the major distinctions between the companies reviewed is whether they offer TV programming or not. Because DIRECTV and DISH are the two primary satellite television providers, they offer full package bundles with TV, internet, and phone. HughesNet and Exede each offers a phone service that can be bundled at a discounted rate with the internet package. The bundle discount itself is almost identical across the board, so you’ll want to look to differences such as TV availability or internet speeds when deciding. Let’s break down what each company offers.
Verizon: Availability varies. Gigabit network connection to your home. Actual speeds vary due to device limits, network and other factors. Avg. speeds betw. 750-940 Mbps download / 750-880 upload. Limited time online offer for new TV and Internet residential customers subscribing to a Fios Triple Play bundle. Promo rates via bill credits and increase after promo period. Price guarantee applies to base monthly rate only. 2-yr. agr. req’d. Beg. mo. 2, up to $350 ETF applies. $12/mo. STB, $12/mo. router charge, $4.49/mo. Broadcast, and $0.99/mo. FDV Admin. fees apply. Other fees, taxes, & terms may apply. Auto Pay (ACH or bank debit card only) & paper-free billing req’d. Subj. to credit approval & may require a deposit.
Beim Internetfernsehen werden Streams über das weltweit zugängliche Internet übertragen. Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) ist dagegen nur in geschlossenen Netzen verfügbar. Internetfernsehen fehlt daher insbesondere die Zusicherung einer technischen Dienstgüte (Quality of Service), die im Fernseh- bzw. IPTV-Bereich vom Anbieter gewährleistet wird. Da Internetfernsehen das Internet als Transportweg nutzt und im World Wide Web angeboten wird, kann der Anbieter nur eine Übertragungsqualität nach dem „Best-Effort-Prinzip“ garantieren.
Das Angebot von Zattoo wusste uns in vielerlei Hinsicht zu überzeugen. Insbesondere die breitgefächerte Senderauswahl, davon viele in HD, die breite Plattformunterstützung sowie die Optionen auf on demand-Inhalte zurückgreifen, gefielen. Zudem unterstützt Zattoo paralleles Streaming auf zwei Geräten, sowie die Nutzung im Ausland. Weitere empfehlenswerte Alternativen zu Zattoo findet ihr weiter unten im Artikel.
A user would still be eligible for the bundle discount through DISH even if they were to forego TV and only set up phone plus internet service. With DIRECTV, you would simply go through their ISP partner company in your area. Alternatively, there are a few leading companies who also offer satellite internet and phone like HughesNet and Exede. Data bandwidth restrictions may mean limited video streaming, but each of these would certainly suffice for a home office or for homework/research purposes.
DIRECTV App and Mobile DVR are available to U.S. Residential DIRECTV customers (excludes P.R. and U.S.V.I.) who stream on a compatible device using the DIRECTV App. App uses location info. To stream from your DVR you must have a Genie HD DVR model HR44 or higher that is connected to the internet at the time you stream or download from it to your device. To download, your mobile device and DVR must both be connected to your Wi-Fi network. Wi-Fi data usage charges may apply. Some Limits: Mature, music, pay-per-view and some On Demand content is not available. Live streaming channels are based on your package & location. Your DVR can stream to one mobile device at a time. Rewind and fast forward may not work. All functions and programming subject to change at any time.
Die NetCologne Breitband Internet Tarife mit Net-TV Anschluss zum Fernsehen erhalten Sie in vielen Ortschaften in NRW / Nordrhein-Westfalen (Region Köln, Bonn und Düsseldorf). Die NetTV Verfügbarkeit für Ihre Anschrift können Sie online prüfen. Alternativ können Sie den NetCologne Ausbau in der Netzkarte einsehen oder Sie nutzen die Liste der Gemeinden.
2 Access to available DIRECTV On Demand programming based on package selection. Actual number of shows and movies will vary. Additional fees apply for new releases. Some DIRECTV CINEMA and On Demand content requires an HD DVR (HR20 or later) or DVR (R22 or later), DIRECTV CINEMA Connection Kit and broadband Internet service with speeds of 750 kbps or higher and a network router with an available Ethernet port. Downloading On Demand content may count against your data plan allowance. Visit for details.