Once in the past millennium cable TV was king. With satellites spinning around in orbit above us; beaming exquisite television programming, the king had to be dethroned. Programming is the most important thing for any media delivery system. The major players in satellite television are Direct TV and Dish Network. They both offer a myriad of programming choices in the most important areas such as movies, sports, Spanish and international. This allows the viewers to have a wide choice and variety when they sit down on the couch and start clicking away with the remote.

The holy grail of television viewing usually boils down to the movie channels. Movies offer something that appeals to all of us and thats good entertainment. So if you are looking for action, romance or something foreign, satellite television is the best place to get this. Both Direct TV and Dish Network offer various movie channels and packages. This is extremely important to the discerning consumer who wants the best at all time. The movie programming section offers everything from old movies, new releases and pay-per-view. What ever mood you may be in, there will be something on that will appeal to you the viewer.

Satellite television is a sports fanatics Mecca. The sports programming available is immense and diverse. Many wives end up hating satellite television as it becomes a thorn in their sides as their husbands become preoccupied with wide choices available. Unlike cable television, there are channels with programming solely dedicated to that specific sport. If you like basketball, there is a 24 hour channel that shows only basketball games. If you like football, you can turn on your television at any hour of the day and see your gridiron. Whatever you like sporting wise is available to you at the click of the button. Dish Network and Direct TV have done well at making sure of this.

Spanish programming has carved a very important niche in todays television audience. With the demand for Spanish programming at an all time high, it is time for a television carrier to deliver. Cable television provides Spanish language stations, but compared to what satellite TV has to offer, their offering is very limited. Direct TV and Dish Network, both leaders in consumer television in America, offer Spanish programming packages that satisfy the insatiable demand. Everything from news, movies, sports and childrens programming all in the Spanish language are available.

International programming is an important aspect that puts satellite television over its cable counterpart. The fact that the programming is via satellite it allows for news, sports and movies from every continent on the earth to be beamed into millions of American viewers houses. This is especially useful for many people who are residing thousands of miles away from their home country. Satellite TV offers them a chance to be connected by offering programming from their home country. The major satellite providers Direct TV and Dish network both offer