As of 2015, Time Warner Cable has three TV plans with monthly fees ranging from $19.99 to $49.99 for standard TV service. DirecTV offers six plans with rates ranging from $29.99 to $99.99 monthly.
Time Warner Cable's basic Starter TV plan offers at least 20 channels and costs $19.99 monthly, while DirecTV offers at least 145 channels with its cheapest Select plan, which costs $29.99 per month. Time Warner Cable's Preferred TV plan offers at least 200 channels and costs $49.99 per month. For the same price per month, DirecTV's Ultimate plan offers at least 240 channels. In addition, DirecTV also offers the Premier plan that offers at least 315 channels and costs $99.99 per month. Time Warner offers additional packages with HD-DVR and premium channels starting at $64.99.