DTR cannot be purchased as a service on its own. To obtain it, one must subscribe to a digital television service, typically satellite television or digital cable. DTR music channels are usually provided as part of the "basic" television subscription service or package.
In Canada, Bell TV and Vidéotron offer 45 channels provided by Galaxie, while Star Choice, Shaw Digital Cable and Rogers Digital Cable each offer 40 music channels: 20 provided by Max Trax, the other 20 provided by Galaxie. In many markets, Rogers Cable also provides digital cable feeds of most local AM and FM radio stations; Rogers no longer offers the older model of cable FM service. Persona offers 39 channels from Galaxie and Maxtrax.
In the United Kingdom, digital television radio from satellite is received mainly by Sky Television customers, as part of their satellite television service, however other equipment is available to receive many of the non subscription radio and TV channels free. As of June 2004, there were approximately 90 radio stations on the Sky Digital service. Around 15 channels are available on the digital terrestrial television service, free of charge.
In Australia, Federal Government funded television stations ABC and SBS broadcast multiple music channels alongside their digital TV services. These stations are non-commercial, each featuring specific types of music such as Jazz, Blues or Classical, with the SBS channels featuring foreign and ethnic programming, which are not normally played on commercial radio.