Holy Savings: Dish Rips DirecTV, Plugs Netflix

In an ad that could be compared to a taggable cross-channel spot from cable programmers, Dish Network features a subtle pitch for Netflix in a promo that rips prices at rival DirecTV.

“Everything was going OK with DirecTV but our bill was out of control. So we switched to Dish,” an actress says in the promo. The release comes nearly seven months after Dish announced that it would be the first pay TV distributor to integrate Netflix with a set-top.