Sparklight TV packages and pricing
Sparklight TV packages
Data as of 2/6/2020. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
If you’re wondering why we listed the cheap Digital Value Pack last, that’s because it’s an add-on package. You can only get it if you sign up for both Standard TV and a Sparklight internet package.
The Digital Value Pack is an online streaming service that comes with a selection of channels like ESPNU, Disney Junior, and Big Ten Network. But you won’t find local channels, ESPN, or Disney Channel here.
While the Digital Value Pack is only another $15 per month, be careful—because this package uses internet data, you’ll want to watch for Sparklight’s overage fees.
Sparklight’s other little package, Economy TV, is focused on local channels. It will keep you plugged into primetime and local news, but $40 per month is a pretty steep price for locally broadcast networks. You could get those channels with no monthly payments if you buy an HDTV antenna (we recommend the Mohu ReLeaf on Amazon*).
Finally, the Standard TV plan is the way to go for awesome networks like ESPN, Hallmark Channel, Disney, and HGTV. But be aware that—even at this highest tier—Sparklight doesn’t offer Viacom channels like MTV and Nickelodeon. And is TV even TV without Jersey Shore?
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These exclusions don’t make the Standard TV package any more affordable. You can get a similar standard package from DISH or DIRECTV for about $20 per month cheaper. We suggest going that route if bang for your buck is your top priority.
But Sparklight is the better option if you’re thinking of moving soon. Those satellite TV companies each have a two-year contract, whereas Sparklight plans don’t have contracts, so you can leave at any time without paying an early termination fee.