Comcast Moving Food Network, Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, and TruTV to More Expensive Bundle. Here’s a Cheaper Way to Get Them.

Comcast notified customers that they are moving Food Network, Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, and TruTV from their Digital Economy tier to their more expensive Digital Starter tier.

As part of the move, they are also shifting, BBC America, BBC World News, Bloomberg TV, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Smithsonian Channel to the more expensive package.

The upgrade to the Digital Starter package will cost subscribers an additional $10-20 per month depending on your bundle.

For those looking to cut the cord, you can get most of these channels for as little as $30/month.

We plugged them into our Channel Finder to pick the best service to get those channels — DIRECTV NOW and Sling TV came out on top.

Here Are The Results

AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Philo PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial
$50–$70 $55 $45 $20 $50–$85 $25 $25 $50
BBC America - -
BBC World News - ^ $6 - ≥ $65 ^ $5 ^ $5
Bloomberg TV - - - - - -
Cartoon Network -
Disney Channel - - -
Food Network -
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries - - $85 ^ $5 ^ $5 -
Smithsonian Channel - - ≥ $55 - -
truTV - ^ $5

How to Get Top Channels (Food Network, etc.)

Food Network, Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, and TruTV

You can get all these channels on both DIRECTV NOW and Sling TV.

While Sling is cheaper, DIRECTV NOW offers a more comprehensive channel bundle and includes a 20 hour DVR.

DIRECTV NOW ($35)

You will get all these channels.

Sling Orange + Comedy ($25)

You will get all these channels.

How to Get All Channels (including BBC America, etc.)

Food Network, Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, TruTV, BBC America, BBC World News, Bloomberg TV, Hallmark Movies and Mysteries and Smithsonian Channel

You can get most of these channels on both DIRECTV NOW’s Live a Little Plan ($35) and Sling TV’s Orange + 4 Extras Plan ($30).

While you won’t get the Smithsonian Channel on either plan, you will get BBC World News if you subscribe to Sling.

DIRECTV NOW ($35)

Sling Orange + 4 Extras ($30)

You will get all but Smithsonian Channel