Your Choices for TV in Louisiana


Wondering what sort of options you have for TV in Louisiana? Maybe you’re new to the area and looking for your first choice or maybe you are nearing the end of a contract with your current provider and are in the market to look around for a new service. In either case, there are certainly a multitude of options to choose from, especially if you know where to look and what to look for.

The Major Cable TV Providers

Out of the available choices, cable generally has the most to offer and is the most reliable. There are three major providers in the area: Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications and the prices for services with these companies can begin as low as $29.99 a month for their basic packages.

Their general channel count is as high as 265-plus, with an additional 160-plus for sports channels and premium channels, such as HBO or Showtime. Also available, On Demand, which allows you to watch certain movies or TV shows whenever you’d like, either for free or for a small fee.

Smaller Providers Often Provide Better Service and Deals

While technically not really a smaller Cable TV company, Charter Communications can’t be considered a behemoth. They are big enough to negotiate great deals with the networks and are thus able to pass the deals on to their customers. Charter’s packages range in price from about $30 to about $70 and offer between 125 channels and more than 200 channels.

They Don’t Come Smaller than Allen’s Cable TV Service

Allen’s Cable TV Service is one of those small providers that only service a few areas in Louisiana. Customers have their choice between Standard and Digital Cable TV packages. Their Standard Cable TV package offers about 70 channels with the option of four premium channels (HBO, Showtime, The Movie Channel, and Pay Per View.

Digital Cable TV packages add about 40 more channels, as well as a couple dozen music channels and the option for more than 40 premium channels including the HBO and Showtime families of networks.

Suddenlink Offers Options for Cable TV in Louisiana

Suddenlink subscribers can choose packages that offer up to 200 channels, more than 100 of which are in HD, plus as many as 46 music channels. OnDemand/Pay-per-View options include more than 10,000 choices from TV and the movies, as well as select sporting events. Unfortunately, you have to input a valid Louisiana address to see exactly what their various packages have to offer, but perks include TiVO HD/DVR, apps for watching TV and co0ntrolling your account from your mobile devices. There’s also the ability to stream your TiVO’d programs to anywhere in your house or onto a mobile device to take with you.

Bright House in Louisiana, Also

Bright House Networks seems to be one of those Cable TV providers that appears to be microscopic, but keeps popping up here and there. I’ve had it and loved it. One of the best parts of signing up with Bright House is that there are no contracts like with most of the others out there. Customer support is 24/7 and you’ll be talking with someone who lives locally.

The biggest problem is they only offer two packages for Cable TV in Louisiana customers. These are their Standard and Digital packages. Standard Cable service gives you more than 70 channels, while Digital bumps it up over 200. Both Standard and Digital give you access to premium channels and pay per view movies and events.

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