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Television On Your Terms

While Barbourville Utilities will no longer offer Cable TV service to new customers, we are not leaving our valued customers without alternatives. With our BLINK high-speed Internet service you can easily stream your choice of subscription television services, or we can help connect you to more traditional live TV via satellite. We have compiled helpful information to assist you in finding the entertainment option that works best for you and your family.

 

So What Are My Options For Watching TV?

Here's the good news! Barbourville Utilities has partnered with DISH Network to transition current and new customers to satellite TV. DISH offers you the most similar experience to our previous cable offerings with many extras and advantages, especially when supported by our Blink fiber-optic Internet. In partnering with Barbourville Utilities, DISH is providing our customers with a 2-Year Price Guarantee and a $100 Gift Card* with new activation, and free installation. 

The other way to watch TV is through Internet streaming over our Blink fiber Internet with independent services like Sling, Hulu+ Live TV, YouTube TV, and others. Scroll on down to learn more! 

 

 

 

Barbourville Utilities | Dish logos

DISH and Barbourville Utilities are on a mission to bring customers the best value, service, and technology in TV and Internet.

With a best-in-class combination of value, service, and technology, Barbourville Utilities' Blink Internet and DISH TV can empower you to have more efficient, easy, and enjoyable interactions with the technology you use most – wherever you call home. Again, DISH is providing our customers with a 2-Year Price Guarantee and free installation. PLUS, new residential sign-ups get a $100 Gift Card* courtesy of Barbourville Utilities with activation, certain conditions apply. Free ($100) MasterCard Gift Card when you order a qualifying service (premium customer qualification only).

DISH packages start with over 190 live and local channels, the DISH Anywhere® 5-in-1 streaming app, an OnDemand library packed with over 80,000 titles, Pay-per-View events, and up to 2000 hours of DVR storage to record all of your favorite shows. Plus, with integrated access to top streaming apps like Netflix and Prime Video on your internet-connected Hopper® DVR, you won’t have to switch inputs, remotes or devices, to find your favorite content. Now that’s what we call convenient.

 

Sign up for DISH today. 

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Blink logo | Streaming Television

Stream Your TV Entertainment Through Barbourville's Fiber Optic Internet.

In recent years new services have brought broadcast networks, including local stations, to your home via the Internet and smart TVs or connected devices. With high-speed Internet (like Blink from Barbourville Utilities), you can also access on-demand television shows and movies through companies like Netflix, Paramount Plus, Amazon, and many more.

The chart below compares popular live TV streaming services. Note that "Cloud DVR" options allow you to record live TV for later viewing.

Please note, Barbourville Utilities 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 TVYouTube TVHulu + Live TVFubo TVPhilo
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.
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 250 hours** Unlimited
Website sling.com tv.youtube.com hulu.com fubo.tv philo.com
    Available Channels Available Channels Available Channels Available Channels

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, Barbourville Utilities 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.

 

 RokuAmazon Fire StickApple TV 4KSmart TVs
  Roku Amazon Firestick Apple TV 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. 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.
Best For Cord-cutters on a budget, new to streaming Amazon Alexa device owners, Amazon Prime subscribers Fans of Apple products, iPhone users Direct Internet Connection
Website roku.com amazon.com apple.com  

 

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*Barbourville Utilities is an authorized retailer of DISH Network L.L.C. DISH, DISH Network and DISH Network logos are trademarks, registered trademarks and/or service marks of DISH Network L.L.C. and/or its affiliate(s). The DISH Network trademarks, registered trademarks and/or service marks are used under license of DISH Network L.L.C. and/or its affiliate(s). Offer for new and qualifying former residential customers only. Offer requires credit qualification, 24-month commitment, early termination fee and eAutoPay. Offer ends 4/13/21. Call Barbourville Utilities for details.  DISH Anywhere: Watching live and recorded TV anywhere requires internet-connected Hopper and compatible mobile device. Streaming: Netflix subscription required. Requires internet-connected Hopper 2, 3 or Duo. YouTube integration requires internet-connected Hopper 2, 3 or Duo. Amazon Prime subscription required. Requires internet-connected Hopper 3.  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 and provide personal approval code. Allow 6-8 weeks after service activation for Prepaid Card delivery. Promotional Code required at time of order for service, prior to activation. 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.
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