Dish Network on Friday said that it would be raising the rates on all of its plans, making it the latest player to announce a price hike this year.
The change equates to a monthly hike of $5 on all of its plans, which goes into effect on October 12. You can see the full breakdown here.
Dish is just the latest company to raise its prices as the cost of video — streaming or otherwise — continues to rise. This year, everyone from YouTube TV to Disney+ has raised prices, with some hinting at even more increases to come. It comes at a time when inflation is raising the cost of pretty much everything, from fuel prices to eggs, putting more pressure on consumers.
Dish cited rising programming costs for the hike.
“In fact, the fastest growing cost we and all other TV providers have is driven by the cost we pay the programmers,” the company said in its note.
Customers enrolled in a Price Lock or Preferred Customer Offer won’t see the change until their offers end.
In addition, the late fee will increase by $2 to $12 in all states except for Arizona, Maine, and Virginia.
A spokesman for Dish wasn’t immediately available to comment further on the price hikes.
Here’s a breakdown of the new prices:
- Welcome Pack – $54.99
- Smart Pack – $60.99
- Flex Pack – $62.99
- Dish America – $77.99
- America’s Top 120 – $92.99
- America’s Top 120+ – $97.99
- America’s Top 200 – $107.99
- America’s Top 250 – $117.99
- America’s Everything Pack – $142.99
- DishLATINO Básico – $61.99
- DishLATINO Clásico – $64.99
- DishLATINO Plus – $71.99
- DishLATINO Dos – $90.99
- DishLATINO Max – $102.99
- Chinese Basic – $20
- International Basic – $20