From Nashville’s professional sports teams to music events on downtown Broadway, Music City has many televised events. If you can’t be there in person, you can always watch it on TV — assuming you subscribe to a cable or satellite television package.
Nashville residents have multiple TV packages and companies from which to choose. However, when deciding between companies, there are several factors to consider, including:
Typically, cable and satellite television companies in Nashville offer three types of packages:
If choosing between a cable and satellite TV package, it is good to review the advantages and disadvantages of each. If you live in a rural area, you may need to choose a satellite TV company. Cable TV companies can only operate inside their service areas, whereas satellite services have a wide delivery area.
|Type of service||Pros||Cons|
Thanks to today’s technology, Nashville residents can access top TV channels through streaming internet services such as Sling, Hulu, and YouTube TV. These options also have a monthly fee, similar to that of a traditional cable or satellite TV company, and can be accessed from any compatible device. Similar to satellite and cable TV subscriptions, these services often offer tiers that let you add more channels for a higher cost.
Unlike traditional cable or satellite TV, these services do not work directly through many televisions — you need to use a smart TV or a separate device, such as an Amazon Fire TV or Roku. These companies usually offer month-to-month service without requiring a long-term contract.
The average subscriber pays between $85 and $100 a month for cable or satellite TV service. The total cost varies based on the package you select. Basic cable includes 10+ channels at around $20+ per month, while premium packages cost $65 and up.
Expect satellite TV from providers such as DISH and DIRECTV to start at around $35+ per month for 150+ channels — but be careful, these rates are often for the first year of a two-year contract that includes dramatic monthly price increases in the second year. Ask your provider what your total cost is over the life of the contract.
Some companies in Nashville offer promotions to reduce your cost, such as waiving equipment fees. Ask your provider if you will pay an installation fee on your first month’s bill. This fee of up to $100 includes the connection hook-up, hourly service cost for the installation technician and other extraneous fees. You may be able to negotiate this fee down.
Mediacom provides Nashville residents with a multitude of television packages that also include in-home WiFi bundles. Residents receive 170+ premium channels along with free HD and cable channels. Nashville customer reviews online are favorable, with mentions of an easy installation process and responsive customer service.
|Learn More (800) 479-2082|