DISH Confirms its Upcoming Price Hike & New Regional Sports Surcharge





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Couple looking over billsOver the weekend it was learned that DISH was raising TV prices by $5 a month on most plans and adding a regional sports fee in markets that still have a regional sports network. Now DISH has confirmed the price hike and new regional sports surcharge.

Here is the statement Dish sent Cord Cutters News about the new price hike and regional sports feel:

In mid-January, the standard monthly price of English programming packages will increase by $5 per month due to increased programming costs. The standard monthly price of DishLATINO packages will also increase by up to $3 per month. For the first time, due to the rising cost of regional sports networks, DISH is instituting a Regional Sports surcharge, ranging from $0 to $3 per month, depending on a customer’s location and programming package.

Customers who are enrolled in a Price-Lock or other promotional pricing will continue to receive the same price for their package until the conclusion of the guarantee or promotional period.

All pay-TV providers have had to accept significant price increases from programmers to carry their channels, including local channels (ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC) and regional sports networks. DISH works hard to negotiate fair deals with programmers to keep channel costs as low as possible.

As we enter 2020, DISH continues to invest in the best pay-tv experience available with more than 80,000 on-demand titles, voice control with Google Assistant, the launch of the ACC Network and the integration of Amazon Prime Video into our Hopper platform.”

Here is a quick break down of the new pricing on DISH TV plans:

Package 2020 Price Increase from 2019
Welcome Pack $34.99 $5.00
Flex Pack $42.99 $5.00
Smart Pack $40.99 $5.00
America’s Top 120 $72.99 $5.00
America’s Top 120+ $77.99 $5.00
America’s Top 200 $87.99 $5.00
America’s Top 250 $97.99 $5.00
America’s Everything Pack $122.99 $5.00
Dish America $57.99 $5.00
Dish America Silver $72.99 $5.00
DishLATINO Básico $41.99 $2.00
DishLATINO Clásico $44.99 $2.00
DishLATINO Plus $51.99 $2.00
DishLATINO Dos $70.99 $3.00
DishLATINO Max $82.99 $3.00

You can learn more about the DISH price hike and see what your new Regional Sports Fee will be on DISH’s website HERE.

Thinking about cutting the cord now that DISH, Comcast, Spectrum, and AT&T are all raising their prices? Check out our Beginners Guide to Cord Cutting HERE.

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