TV Service

TV Service

TV ON YOUR TERMS

Due to excessive fee increases imposed by content providers, NHTC will discontinue video service effective June 30, 2021. NHTC is no longer accepting new TV customers, however we have compiled helpful information to assist you in finding the entertainment option that works best for your family. Whether you are looking for traditional TV or want to stream your favorite programming online – we are here to help you through this transition.

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What are my options for watching TV?

Satellite TV

  • NHTC has partnered with DISH Network

  • NHTC customers are eligible for a $100 gift card when they sign up with DISH.

Streaming TV

  • Watch TV over your Internet connection

  • Using an app such as Sling TV or YouTube TV, you can watch your favorite programming on your TV, tablet, laptop or other connected devices.

TV Antenna

  • Local channels are free over-the-air

  • For a limited time, NHTC is offering both an indoor and outdoor antenna option, installation included.

Scroll for more details on each option.

NHTC Dish

NHTC and DISH are on a mission to bring customers the best value, service, and technology in TV and high-speed internet.

With a best-in-class combination of value, service, and technology, DISH and NHTC TV and Internet can empower you to have more efficient, easy, and enjoyable interactions with the technology you use most–wherever you call home.

Now, get a $100 prepaid card from NHTC, just for switching to DISH.

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Sling

NHTC has partnered with Sling to bring our customers the best of cable for the best price. Your favorite sports, news, and entertainment with 30+ channels, 80k+ shows and movies on-demand.

$10 for your first month of Sling TV!

Learn more about streaming here.

As your local, trusted internet and technology solutions provider, NHTC is pleased to provide internet service that powers multiple entertainment options.

Streaming Services

This chart compares popular streaming services. Please note, NHTC currently has no affiliation with any of these service providers and does not recommend which provider you should choose. There is no substitute for conducting your own research to select a service that best meets the needs of you and your family.

Sling TV YouTube TV Hulu + Live TV Fubo TV Philo
Overview Less expensive than other options, but fewer channels. Add-on packages available. One of the best services for overall live streaming. It has more top channels and features for the base price. News, sports and entertainment programming, plus on-demand streaming options from Hulu. Great for the sports fan and has a wide array of news and entertainment options to appeal to general audiences. Watch live, save unlimited shows to watch later, or browse a huge library of content available on-demand.
Price $35-50/mo $64.99/mo $64.99 – $70.99/mo $64.99 – $79.99/mo $20/mo
Channels 30+ 85+ 60+ 100+ 60+
Free Trial Yes Yes Yes Yes** Yes
Local Networks No Yes Yes Yes No
Max screens streaming at once 3** 3 2 3 3
Cloud DVR 50 hours Unlimited 50 hours 30 hours Unlimited
Fast forward or skip commercials* Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Website sling.com tv.youtube.com hulu.com fubo.tv philo.com
Available Channels Available Channels Available Channels Available Channels

Prices are current as of March 26, 2021 and are subject to change without notice. Please consult providers’ websites directly for the most up-to-date information.

*This function is only available with recorded programming on DVR.
**Dependent upon package selection.

See what streaming service your favorite programming is on

Free Streaming Services

There are some streaming services that do not charge a monthly fee for their service. This chart compares some of the more popular FREE streaming services. While these services offer older programming and movies, you do not have to pay to use these services.

Pluto Tubi TV Peacock TV Crackle Vudu Redbox
Overview Free ad-supported service offering older programming and movies either on Live TV or On Demand Free ad-supported service offering older programming and movies On Demand Free ad-supported service offered by NBCUniversal, includes original programming, older programming and movies both on Live TV or On Demand Free ad-supported service offering older programming and movies On Demand Free ad-supported service offering older programming and movies On Demand Free ad-supported service offering older programming and movies both on Live TV or On Demand
Price Free Free Free* Free Free** Free**
Website pluto.tv tubitv.com peacocktv.com crackle.com vudu.com redbox.com

Information is current as of January 22, 2021 and is subject to change without notice. Please consult providers’ websites directly for the most up-to-date information.

*Paid premium offering available to unlock additional programming and movies.

**Also offers ability to rent or purchase programming and movies.

Premium Streaming Services

This chart compares popular premium streaming services. Please note, NHTC currently has no affiliation with any of these service providers and does not recommend which provider you should choose. There is no substitute for conducting your own research to select a service that best meets the needs of you and your family.

Netflix Hulu Prime Video HBO Max Starz Showtime Pureflix
Overview Offers a wide variety of award-winning TV shows, movies, anime, documentaries, and more – all with no ads. Leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without ads. Watch popular movies and TV, award-winning Amazon Originals, and live events. Bundles all of HBO together with even more TV favorites, blockbuster movies, and new Max Originals for everyone in the family. Consists of theatrically released motion pictures and first-run original television series. Stream movies and series. Programming primarily includes movies and original television series. Positive entertainment that changes lives, inspires hearts, and lifts the spirit. Premium streaming with no ads or interruptions.
Price $8.99 – $17.99/mo $5.99 – $11.99/mo included with an Amazon Prime account $14.99/mo $8.99/mo $10.99/mo $12.99/mo
Free Trial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Max screens streaming at once 4* 2 3 3 4 3 5
Website netflix.com hulu.com amazon.com hbomax.com starz.com showtime.com pureflix.com
Disney+ Discovery+ Paramount+ AMC+ frndly Boomerang
Overview Endless entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. From new releases, to your favorite classics, the past, present, and future are yours. The greatest real-life entertainment & exclusive originals. Stream HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, Animal Planet and more. Over 30,000 episodes and movies from CBS, BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Smithsonian Channel and more. Premium streaming bundle that includes award-winning series, popular movies, festival favorites, plus expansive collections of horror, sci-fi, true crime, and thrillers. Brings the family together. Provides simple, feel-good programming that you can enjoy with the people who make you feel most at home. Full episodes of all your favorite cartoons all in one place! Your family will love watching classic cartoons like Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, and so many more.
Price $7.99/mo $4.99 – $6.99/mo $5.99 – $9.99/mo $8.99/mo $5.99/mo $4.99/mo
Free Trial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Max screens streaming at once 4 4 3 Depends on provider 4 2
Website disneyplus.com discoveryplus.com paramountplus.com amcplus.com try.frndlytv.com boomerang.com

Prices are current as of March 26, 2021 and are subject to change without notice. Please consult providers’ websites directly for the most up-to-date information.

*Dependent upon package selection.

Streaming Devices

This chart compares popular streaming devices. Please note, NHTC currently has no affiliation with any of these device providers and does not recommend which device you should choose. There is no substitute for conducting your own research to select a device that best meets the needs of you and your family. Please consult your streaming service provider’s website for a list of supported devices.

Roku Amazon Fire Stick Apple TV 4K Google Chromecast Smart TVs
Roku Amazon Firestick Apple TV Google Chromecast Smart TV
Overview Roku offers multiple options for every budget. The Roku Express is the most budget-friendly Roku device. The Roku Express hooks to your TV via a separate, included, HDMI cable to access streaming apps. Amazon offers multiple options for every budget. The Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite is the most budget-friendly offering. Fire TV plugs into your HDMI port to access streaming apps. If you subscribe to Amazon Prime, you already have access to Prime Video. Apple TV 4K lets you watch movies and shows in 4K HDR and with Dolby Atmos sound. You can also use Siri for voice control. You get access to all the big streaming services. Google Chromecast plugs into your HDMI port and gives you access to thousands of apps. Many Smart TVs, especially those that support 4K and HDR, will likely come equipped with the ability to connect to the internet and with streaming apps available.
Price starting at $24.99 starting at $29.99 starting at $179 starting at $29.99 Prices Vary
Best For Cord-cutters on a budget, new to streaming Amazon Alexa device owners, Amazon Prime subscribers Fans of Apple products, iPhone users Fans of Google products Direct Internet Connection
Website roku.com amazon.com apple.com store.google.com

Other streaming options: use an HDMI adapter to connect your computer to your TV so your TV becomes a large computer monitor for streaming. Gaming consoles, like an Xbox or a Playstation, may also connect you to many online streaming services. If you want to stream on a standard television, then you must purchase a separate device.

Prices are current as of February 10, 2021 and are subject to change without notice. Please consult providers’ websites directly for the most up-to-date information.

Streaming Resources

INDOOR / OUTDOOR HD TV ANTENNA

An indoor or outdoor digital antenna will give you access to all local programming that is available over-the-air for FREE. For a limited time, you may purchase an antenna from NHTC and our technicians will complete the installation for you.

Up to 4 TVs

  • ClearStream 2V Indoor/Outdoor TV Antenna – mid range 60+ miles*

  • Compatible with 4K 1080 HD. Receives UHF and VHF channels.

$160
includes installation

5 TVs +

  • ClearStream 2V Indoor/Outdoor TV Antenna – mid range 60+ miles*

  • Compatible with 4K 1080 HD. Receives UHF and VHF channels.

Call for special pricing

*Location, obstructions, and building materials affect reception.

These are one-time fees with no recurring monthly fees.

FAQs

There are many factors driving the decision to discontinue TV service, but the main reason is simply this: it is no longer in the financial best interest of the cooperative and its members and customers to offer this service. Content providers who charge us for the channels we include in our packages are charging increasingly high rates. In fact, since 2013 NHTC average retransmission fees have spike more than 791% from just under $3 per subscriber to more than $25 per subscriber in 2021 – and that is for local programming alone. Instead of increasing your statement each year to compensate for these exorbitant fee increases, NHTC decided that it is best for all to cease TV service as rates continue to increase.

NHTC will end TV service effective June 30, 2021.

While you are not required to disconnect your TV service prior to the June 30 cut off, we do recommend that you give yourself time to find an acceptable alternative for you and your family. With so many options available, you will likely want to research and experiment with your options.

NHTC is excited to announce that we are partnering with DISH Network and Sling TV to ensure that customers have continued access to their favorite programming. NHTC customers are eligible for a $100 gift card when they sign up with DISH.* With fast internet speeds available from NHTC, you can also enjoy the many benefits of streaming your favorite programming.

“Streaming video” refers to watching movies or television shows across your Internet connection, instead of the traditional TV subscription service. Using an app such as Sling TV or YouTube TV, you can watch your favorite programming on your TV, tablet, laptop or other connected devices.

While NHTC does not recommend any one streaming service, we do offer a chart comparison of the most popular streaming services on our website. Please understand that this chart is not all-inclusive and there is no substitute for conducting your own research to select a service and device that best meets the needs of you and your family. If you prefer an experience like your current NHTC TV service, you may consider signing up for service with DISH. NHTC customers are eligible for a $100 gift card when they sign up with DISH.*

Fortunately, there are still ways to access your local channels. You have the option to get your local channels with DISH should you decide to opt for traditional TV. NHTC offers both an indoor and outdoor antenna option, (installation available – call for rates), that will allow you to get your local channels free over-the-air. There are also some streaming services that include local channels.

No. Once you are no longer subscribed to NHTC TV service (or when NHTC officially cancels TV service), you will no longer have access to WatchTVEverywhere. However, you can enjoy a similar experience should you go with DISH Network or a streaming service.

No, this feature is for NHTC TV only. Once you disconnect, or once TV service is discontinued, you will no longer have, nor be charged for this feature.

Definitely. The only service affected by this decision is TV.

If you choose to go with DISH or an antenna, you will not be affected. However, streaming options do require a high-speed internet connection. NHTC offers 100 Mbps and 1 Gig internet speeds, so you will have plenty of bandwidth to stream your favorite programming and movies. Call 256-723-4211 to learn more.

More than likely not. Fortunately, NHTC offers up to 1 Gig speed Internet via our state-of-the-art fiber network which is more than enough bandwidth for any streaming option you choose.

DISH will provide you with the needed equipment should you decide to sign up for their service. If you plan on streaming your programming, you will need a smart TV or a streaming device to add to your existing TV. We recommend that you consult the streaming provider’s website to determine which devices they support. Examples of streaming devices are Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, Apple TV or Google Chromecast. Most of these devices require an HDMI port which newer smart TVs have. While newer smart TVs offer advantages such as several HDMI ports and a higher definition viewing experience, you can purchase an HDMI converter to connect your player to an older model television using your TV’s audio and video cable connections, usually located on the back of the TV set. Fortunately, you do not have to wait on the professionals to install your new device. The installation process is generally simplified so that you or a tech-savvy family member can handle the installation and setup.

DISH will take care of the installation should you decide to sign up for their service. NHTC offers both an indoor and outdoor antenna option (installation available – call for rates). We are also happy to help customers with the initial setup process for devices and streaming. Please call 256-723-4211 to learn more about rates and to schedule an appointment.

Once NHTC TV is officially canceled, the equipment will no longer be useful, so you can dispose of it. If you prefer, you may drop your equipment off at our business office for recycling (5415 Main Drive in New Hope).

*DISH Prepaid Card: Offer valid for activation and installation of qualifying DISH service during promotional period. Must activate service by calling the toll-free number above. Allow 6-8 weeks after service activation for Prepaid Card delivery. Limit one Prepaid Card per DISH account activation. May not be combined with other special offers. After service activation, visit www.mydishrewards.com or call 1-877-682-1215 to check the status of Rewards Card and for applicable restrictions for Rewards Card usage. DISH is not responsible for Rewards Cards unclaimed after 180 days of eligibility. Cards are issued by Sunrise Banks N.A., Member of FDIC, pursuant to a license from Mastercard International Incorporated. Mastercard is a registered trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. This card may be used everywhere Mastercard debit cards are accepted. Registration, activation, acceptance, or use of the card constitutes acceptance of terms and conditions stated in the Prepaid Card Agreement. Cards will not have cash access.

Still have questions? Please call 256-723-4211.

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