You have numerous options to get TV in Belize. You can go with BTL, which is Belize Telecommunications Limited. For approximately 140 channels, that would cost you about US $55 a month, which would include low Internet connectivity. I don’t remember the Internet speed but it includes a bit of download as well.
If you decide to bring your own satellite dish, you are required to have a permit from Belize for your own system, which costs about US $75. That’s a one-time cost because you’re taking business from the communications company down here in Belize. Then, you hook it up with US or Canadian provider such as Dish satellite, Direct TV or Shaw. Once everything is set up, you pay your subscription to your provider via your credit card. It’s exactly the same price as if you were in the US, so you could actually have anything you want as far as TV.
If you are a movie buff and you want all those 700 channels, that is what you would do. What I do is I use a very inexpensive satellite subscribed to a Mexican company and that keeps the kids happy at the house. That gives me three US channels for sports. Most of the other channels are in Spanish.
What I do is for what I like to watch is subscribe to what I want via the Internet. If you like hockey then you subscribe to NHL dot com or NFL Game Pass for NFL and get every game on your computer. I just plug it into my TV and I watch my games that way. So I haven’t hooked up though Directv or Dish network system and I have these in storage.
So, you could subscribe to BTL for 55 a month, which would have your basic cable like ABC, CBC, NBS, etc., and be about half the price you would pay for the same thing in, for example, in Florida. I live off-grid so we do not have Btl. Our Internet is WIFI, provided by a company called SMART.