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Gwido Mar of Grupo Mar Realty Ltd. – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
In inland Belize, cable TV costs 45 Belize dollars, which is US $22.50 per month. You get 125 channels, including FOX news, MSNBC, ABC, Discovery, History, ACTV, HATV and lots of US channels. You also get six to seven Belizean channels. There are also Mexican, South American and Asian channels.

There’s Dibo which is I think the counterpart of Tivo in the US. It is a digital box and you get digital TV. Dibo costs $100 as a one-time cost and it gets you about 60 additional channels, 50 of which are HD. “Dibo” is short for “Digital Boss.” $100 is just for the Dibo box. You still have to pay $22.50 every month for cable.

 
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The average cost of cable service for your television in Belize starts around US $20/month.
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New luxury condos with a satellite dish, Cerros Sands, Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingIf you live in town like in Orange Walk, Corozal Town, or San Pedro, you can get cable TV because they are connected. They pay around US $50 a month for cable service. Here in Orchid Bay, where we live, we use satellite – Direct TV and we pay about US $90 a month and we have a huge channel package. There is a woman here in Belize who is able to get Direct TV.
 
(New luxury condos with a satellite dish, Cerros Sands, Belize,pictured. )
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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.
 
(A Dish satellite dish from Mexico, pictured.)
Shannon Davies of El Rey Hotel / Belize Travel Services – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Cable TV in Belize costs around US $23 per month and the installation fee is $72.
 
There are about 100 plus channels here in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, and it is about the same number of channels in Belmopan. The cable company here in Ambergris Caye is the same company in Belmopan. Placencia has a different cable company, so the prices and channels may be a bit different.
 

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