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Dish-Sinclair carriage dispute could remove 100+ channels from satellite TV provider

A dispute between satellite TV provider Dish and media company Sinclair could result in about 100 TV stations being removed from the pay TV service.

A dispute between satellite TV provider Dish and media company Sinclair could result in more than 100 local TV stations being removed from the pay TV service.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, said Monday an agreement with Dish is unlikely to be reached before the companies' current one expires Aug. 16. If that is the result, 108 Sinclair stations and its Tennis Channel would be removed. The stations include 97 ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC affiliates and their removal would impact 3.5 million Dish subscribers across 38% of the country, Sinclair said.

Englewood, Colorado-based Dish has 8.55 million satellite TV subscribers and 2.44 million Sling TV subscribers. These negotiation with Sinclair do not involve Sling, Dish said.

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As is typical in these carriage disputes, both sides say the other is to blame. Dish "has a demonstrated track record of dropping local and national programming that viewers value," Sinclair said in a press release about the standoff.

"DISH has recently had carriage disruptions, some of which continue to this day, with the NFL Network, HBO, the Bally Sports Regional Sports Networks, Mid Atlantic Sports Network, Altitude Sports Network, the NBC RSNs, Nexstar Media Group, E.W. Scripps Co., Mission Broadcasting, Cox Media Group, Sunbeam Broadcasting, and Capital Broadcasting. In the past few years, DISH Network has dropped over 230 channels due to carriage disputes," Sinclair said.

You can see the list of channels that Sinclair says could be dropped. Sinclair's markets include Austin, Texas, Birmingham, Ala., Chattanooga, Tenn., Cincinnati, Green Bay-Appleton, Wisc., Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Seattle-Tacoma and Washington.

"The media conglomerate is trying to use its market power to demand an unreasonable fee increase, using millions of Americans as pawns in its negotiations," Dish said in a press release. "Sinclair is demanding DISH pay nearly a billion dollars in fees for their television channels – a massive increase from what we pay for these same channels today despite declining viewership,” said Dish TV group president Brian Neylon said in a statement.

Dish said it is still planning to negotiate, he said. “There is still time to reach an agreement with Sinclair that is fair for all parties involved, especially our customers,” Neylon said.

Rich Greenfield, partner and media and technology analyst at LightShed Partners, tweeted that Sinclair is "trying to FORCE carriage of" the regional sports networks it acquired two years ago from Disney. Disney had to sell them to gain approval for its $71 billion bid for Fox.

Less than two weeks ago, Dish ended a dispute with AT&T that kept HBO and Cinemax off its system for more than three years.

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Dish Network

American television provider

DISH Network Corporation (DISH, an acronym for DIgital Sky Highway[7]) is an American television provider and the owner of the direct-broadcast satellite provider Dish, commonly known as Dish Network, and the over-the-topIPTV service, Sling TV. Additionally, Dish currently offers a prepaid mobile wireless service, Dish Wireless. On July 1, 2020, Dish acquired Boost Mobile which had 8.89 million customers and intends to add postpaid service as well in the future.[8][9] Based out of Englewood, Colorado, the company has approximately 16,000 employees.[2]


In January 2008, EchoStar Communications Corporation, which was founded by Charlie Ergen as a satellite television equipment distributor in 1980, changed its name to DISH Network Corporation and spun off its technology arm as a new company named EchoStar Corporation.[10] The company had begun using DISH Network as its consumer brand in 1996,[11] after the launch of its first satellite, EchoStar I, in December 1995.[12] That launch marked the beginning of its subscription television services.[11]

Joseph Clayton became president and chief executive officer of the company in June 2011, while Charlie Ergen remained chairman.[13] Clayton remained in the position until March 31, 2015 when he retired leaving Ergen to resume the post.[14] Ergen has said diversifying and updating technology for the company will be a high priority, with an expectation that, over the coming decade, the company will provide internet, video, and telephone service for both home and mobile applications.[15] In December 2017, DISH Network announced that Ergen would step down and be replaced by Erik Carlson.[16]

As of November 2016[update], the company provided services to 13.7 million television and 580,000 broadband subscribers.[17]

Founding and early growth[edit]

Dish Network began operations on March 4, 1996, as a service of EchoStar.[11] EchoStar was formed in 1980 by its chairman and chief executive officer, Charlie Ergen, along with colleagues Candy Ergen and Jim DeFranco, as a distributor of C-band satellite television systems.[18] In 1987, EchoStar applied for a direct-broadcast satellitebroadcast license with the FCC and was granted access to orbital slot 119° west longitude in 1992.[citation needed]

On December 7, 2007, EchoStar announced it would spin off its technology and infrastructure assets into a separate company under the EchoStar name, after which the remainder of the company would be renamed DISH Network Corporation.[19] The spun-off EchoStar began trading on January 3, 2008.[20]

Acquisitions and expansion[edit]

In 2011, Dish Network spent over $3 billion in acquisitions of companies in bankruptcy,[21] which The Motley Fool's Anders Bylund described as "a veritable buying rampage in the bargain bin."[22] This includes the April 6, 2011, purchase of Blockbuster Inc. in a bankruptcy auction in New York, agreeing to pay $322 million in cash and assume $87 million in liabilities and other obligations for the nationwide video-rental company.[23] DISH Network also acquired the defunct companies DBSD and Terrestar.[21] Dish Network also made a bid to purchase Hulu in October 2011, but Hulu's owners chose not to sell the company.[24] There was also speculation that DISH Network might purchase Sprint Nextel or Clearwire.[25] In 2013, Dish made a bid for both companies. CEO Charles Ergen plans on adding wireless internet and mobile video services[when?] that can compete with Netflix and cable companies.[21] About the new markets, Ergen said, "Given the assets we've been accumulating, I don't think it's hard to see we're moving in a different direction from simply pay-TV, which is a market that's becoming increasingly saturated."[21]

Dish Network put its Blockbuster acquisition to work by making available Dish Movie Pack for Dish Network subscribers and Sling TV for non-Dish Network subscribers. Blockbuster also has agreements that allow it to receive movies 28 days before Netflix and Redbox which could encourage customers to use these services.[21]

Dish Network also plans on offering high-speed internet.[when?] The company plans a hybrid satellite/terrestrial mobile broadband service. In 2011, it petitioned the FCC to combine the S-Band spectrum it acquired from DBSD and Terrestar, and combine this spectrum with LTE. Unlike LightSquared, Dish's spectrum has minimal risk of disrupting Global Positioning Systems.[26]

At the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, Dish Network announced a corporate rebranding, under which the company would publicly refer to itself as just "Dish" rather than "Dish Network".[27]

After changing the position of a satellite orbital position from being over Mexico to Brazil in 2011, Dish Network sought companies that could make a deal, among them Telefónica. However, nothing ever came of this, and DISH decided to enter the country itself. According to the Brazilian Agency of Telecommunications (Anatel), they awaited the authorization of the application.[28] In June 2019, nonetheless, DISH TV accepted to resign its satellite exploration rights assigned to EchoStar and thus ending the possibility of entering the Brazilian market.[29]

On July 26, 2019, Dish announced it had reached an agreement with T-Mobile and Sprint to sell Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, Sprint's prepaid businesses, for $1.4 billion to DISH Network. They will also sell Dish $3.6 billion of 800 MHz spectrum, Sprint's entire 800 MHz portfolio. DISH customers will be able to use the New T-Mobile Network for seven years. DISH and T-Mobile are currently negotiating the lease of 20,000 cell sites and hundreds of retail stores being decommissioned by the New T-Mobile.[30] The deal for the purchase of all of Sprint's prepaid businesses, including Boost, officially closed on July 1, 2020.[31][32]

On May 20, 2019, EchoStar announced[33] that it had reached an agreement with DISH to transfer the portion of that company's business which managed and provided broadcast satellite services, referred to as the BSS (Broadcast Satellite Services) business, to DISH in order to concentrate on broadband services and other initiatives. The transaction was completed on September 10, 2019.[33]

Disputes and lawsuits[edit]

Main article: Criticism of Dish Network

DISH and its subsidiaries have faced legal action for some of its questionable practices, including fines for telemarketing tactics such as failure to disclose fees with full transparency.[34][35][36][37]

DISH has been sued and countersued dozens of times. DISH argues that effective litigation is important to corporate operations. One such lawsuit was DISH's use of their Hopper DVR to make it easy for viewers to erase commercials.[38]

Removal of regional sports programming[edit]

Dish Network has always refused to carry some of the higher-priced regional sports networks, most notably YES Network and Spectrum SportsNet, both of which have never been available on Dish. However, in July 2019 Dish removed the entire slate of Fox Sports Networks channels (which have since been re-branded as Bally Sports). [39] This was the beginning of a trend with Altitude being removed in August and NBC Sports Chicago in October of that year.[40] On April 1, 2021, Dish removed the remaining NBC Sports Regional Networks and the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, leaving only four regional sports networks available, three of which are oddly owned by AT&T, the parent company of competitor DirecTV. Dish Network president Brian Neylon commented that "The current RSN model is fundamentally broken,” stating that he was in favor of offering the networks as an a la carte service.[41]

Services and devices[edit]

Year Subscribers[42]
1996 350,000[43]
1997 1,040,000[44]
1998 1,900,000[45]
1999 3,400,000[46]
2000 5,260,000
2001 6,830,000
2002 8,180,000
2003 9,000,000
2004 9,425,000
2005 12,040,000
2006 13,105,000
2007 13,780,000
2008 13,678,000
2009 14,000,000
2010 14,133,000
2011 13,967,000
2012 14,056,000
2013 14,057,000
2014 13,978,000
2015 13,897,000
2016 13,671,000
2017 13,242,000
2018 12,322,000
2019 11,986,000

DISH's main service is satellite television and its offerings are comparable to other satellite and cable companies. Viewers can choose from a series of service bundles, paying more money for more channels. A la carte programming is available, however limited to premium channels such as HBO or Showtime. The company is currently working on diversifying its offerings. With its purchase of Blockbuster LLC, DISH owns the Blockbuster trademarks and has used its intellectual property agreement to offer streaming and mail-order video services.


See also: Satellite Internet access

On September 27, 2012, DISH Network announced a satellite broadband service called DishNET, aimed at rural areas where cable is often not available.[47]


In 2019, DISH entered an agreement as part of the Sprint/T-Mobile merger in which DISH would acquire Sprint's prepaid wireless businesses, including Boost Mobile.[48] As part of this agreement, DISH became the 4th-largest major wireless carrier in the United States.[49] After the merger was approved by the Justice Department, DISH announced plans to "deploy a facilities-based 5G broadband network capable of serving 70% of the U.S. population by June 2023."[49]

On July 1, 2020, DISH officially purchased Boost Mobile from T-Mobile for $1.4 billion.[50] With this purchase it officially launched its wireless business, DISH Wireless, LLC, offering prepaid service through the Boost brand as an MVNO on the T-Mobile network.[31] DISH stated intentions to offer branded postpaid service in the future with the build out of their own network.[31] DISH also intends to have the first standalone, 5G-only network in the United States.[31]

On July 19, 2021, DISH signed a $5 billion contract with AT&T and becoming a new AT&T MVNO within approximately two years. As a result, DISH wireless customers will be able to roam on AT&T's 4G and 5G while DISH is continuously building its 5G-only network. The previous roaming agreement with T-Mobile remained unchanged.[51]

OnTech Smart Services[edit]

DISH launched the direct-to-consumer smart home technology brand OnTech Smart Services in 2019; initially available in 11 metropolitan areas, the brand offers smart home devices and installation services.[52]

Charitable causes[edit]

DISH Cares was launched in 2014 and focuses on community engagement, sustainability, and providing services following disasters.[53] The company has engaged in disaster relief efforts, including after Hurricanes Katrina, Harvey, Irma, and Maria.[54][55][56]

Technical information[edit]

Broadcast technology[edit]

While for years DISH Network has used standard MPEG-2 for broadcasting, the addition of bandwidth-intensive HDTV in a limited-bandwidth world has called for a change to an H.264/MPEG-4 AVC system. DISH Network announced as of February 1, 2006, that all new HDTV channels would be available in H.264 format only, while maintaining the current lineup as MPEG-2. DISH Network intends to eventually convert the entire platform to H.264 in order to provide more channels to subscribers. In 2007, DISH Network reduced the resolution of 1080-line channels from 1920x1080 to 1440x1080. Reducing horizontal resolution and/or data rate of HD video is known as HD Lite and is practiced by other TV providers as well.[citation needed]

Both a standard receiver and a receiver with built-in digital video recorder (DVR) were available to subscribers.[57] The DISH Network ViP722 HD DVR (Record up to 350 hours of standard-definition (SD), up to 55 hours of high-definition (HD)) replacement to the ViP622 has received generally positive reviews[58] from CNET and others. These Set Top Boxes (STBs) allow for HD on the Primary TV and SD on the secondary TV (TV2) without a secondary box on TV2.

Receivers and devices[edit]

Earlier satellite dishes[edit]

DISH Network's first satellite antenna was simply called the "DISH Network" dish. It was retroactively named the "DISH 300" when legal and satellite problems forced delays of the forthcoming DISH 500 systems. It uses one LNB to obtain signals from the 119°W orbital location,[59] and was commonly used as a second dish to receive additional high-definition or international programming from either the 148°W or 61.5°W orbital locations.[60][61] The 119°W slot is one of two primary orbital locations, the other being 110°W, that provide core services.[62][63]

After EchoStar obtained the broadcasting assets of a failed joint venture between ASkyB and MCI WorldCom, it had more than doubled its capacity by adding 28 transponders at the 110°W orbital location. Since EchoStar also owned the adjacent 119°W orbital location it developed the DISH 500 to receive the signals of both orbital locations using one dish and an innovative dual-LNB assembly. Although the new 20-inch DISH 500 was slightly larger than the then-current 18-inch DISH 300 and DirecTV dishes it had the distinct advantage of obtaining signals from EchoStar's two adjacent satellite locations for a theoretical 500-channel capacity. The DISH 500, as a result, provided very large capacity for local-into-local service, nationwide programming, and business services. In order to migrate existing customers to DISH 500, DISH Network provided value-added channels in addition to local channels that could only be received with the DISH 500 and newer systems. Some of the channels exclusive to these newer systems were H2, Boomerang, Science, Planet Green, PBS Kids Sprout and Comedy Central.


Tailgater is a portable satellite antenna; the tailgater can be purchased as a standalone device for $350. The Tailgater is now being supported by a Wally receiver, to replace the still supported 211k model. Customers only need pay for the period of time where the receiver is active on the account, monthly cost for a Vip211k or Wally is $7 per month, if the receiver is the only one on the account, there is no charge.[64] It weighs ten pounds, is protected from weather, and automatically searches for a signal. The only satellites that are currently compatible with the Tailgater are at DISH's 119 (SD/HD TV), 110 (SD/HD TV), and 129 (SD/HD TV) orbital slots.[65]


The Wally is a solo-receiver without a built in digital video recorder (DVR).

Hopper and Joey[edit]

Main article: Hopper (DVR)

DISH HD, newest version used with the Hopper and Joey system

Hopper is a line of multi-tuner set-top boxes first introduced in 2012; they are digital video recorders that can be networked with accompanying "Joey" set-top boxes for multi-room access to recordings. DISH Network subsequently introduced updated versions of the Hopper, including Hopper with Sling (which adds integrated placeshifting capabilities), and the Hopper 3, which features 4K support and 16 tuners. Hopper supports a voice-activated remote,[66][67][68][69][70][71] as well as Amazon Echo and Google Home integration.[72][73]


DISH Anywhere

DISH Anywhere is DISH's subscriber-only streaming video service. The DISH Anywhere app combines Sling broadcast technology and internet to bring subscribers DISH content wherever they are.[74] It also pairs with DISH On Demand, a library that has over 80,000 movies and shows.[75]

As of late 2018, HBO and Cinemax are no longer available for DISH customers due to Contract disputes.[76]

Sling TV[edit]

Main article: Sling TV

In May 2012, DISH launched DISHWorld, a subscription-based over-the-topstreamingIPTV service, as an app on Roku devices, offering access to over 50 international television channels via broadband streaming.[77]

In 2014, DISH Network began to reach carriage deals with broadcasters for a new over-the-top service that would be aimed towards cord cutters as a low-cost alternative to traditional pay television.[78] On January 5, 2015, DISH Network officially unveiled Sling TV, an over-the-top IPTV service designed to complement subscription video on-demand services such as Hulu and Netflix.[79]

Some broadcasters have been hesitant about over-the-top services such as Sling TV, showing concern that they may undermine their carriage deals with larger conventional cable, satellite and Internet TV providers. Time Warner initially noted that the carriage of its channels on the service was only for a "trial" basis, while both Time Warner's CEO Jeffrey Bewkes and an analyst from the firm Macquarie Capital disclosed that current contract language in DISH's OTT carriage deals with the service's content distributors would cap the number of subscribers that the service is allowed to have at any given time to 5 million. Neither DISH Network or its content providers have confirmed any such cap.[80][81][82] As of May 2019[update], the service has 2.4 million subscribers.[83]

Satellite fleet[edit]

Until 2019, most of the satellites used by DISH Network were owned and operated by EchoStar Corporation. DISH frequently moves satellites among its many orbiting slots this list may not be accurate. Refer to Lyngsat and DISH Channel Chart for detailed satellite information.

SatelliteLocation (degrees west)LaunchedTypeNotes
EchoStar I77December 28, 1995Lockheed Martin Astro Space Series 7000 (AS-7000)Can carry a limited number of services on odd numbered transponders. DISH is not licensed to serve CONUS customers in the United States from this location but may transmit local stations.
EchoStar II148September 10, 1996Ariane 4On 14 July 2008, EchoStar reported to the SEC that EchoStar II "experienced a substantial failure that appears to have rendered the satellite a total loss". Retired in mid-2008.
EchoStar III61.5October 5, 1997Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space A2100AXReplaced by EchoStar XV and was serving as an in-orbit spare. Placed on graveyard orbit by September 6, 2017.[84]
EchoStar IV77May 8, 1998Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space A2100AXThis satellite had a launch issue, is now in an inclined orbit and is not currently[when?] operational. It largely serves as a placeholder for EchoStar slots.
EchoStar VDeorbited from 148September 23, 1999Space Systems/LoralFS-1300EchoStar V was moved from 110 to 129 and finally to 148. International programming at 148 has moved to Anik F3/118.75°. Locals have moved to spot beams at other locations. The satellite was to serve as a placeholder for EchoStar at the 148 slot. The satellite was experiencing stability issues that made signal levels unstable for the short time it was located at 148. On July 31, 2009, all remaining programming at 148 ceased. Factors now indicate discontinuation of the 148 slot, at least for the short term, 3–4 years.
EchoStar VI77July 14, 2000Space Systems/LoralFS-1300Replaces EchoStar VIII.
EchoStar VII119February 21, 2002Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space A2100AXCurrently[when?] an on orbit spare. Provides DISH Network's spot beam services to the western United States, as well as Muzak programming to businesses on leased bandwidth.
EchoStar VIII77August 21, 2002Space Systems/LoralFS-1300Formerly at 110. On January 30, 2011, the satellite experienced a single event upset and drifted out of its intended orbit, this required all services to be relocated to other available satellite capacity in the Eastern Arc. One week later some services were restored, but the satellite is expected to be taken out of service again and replaced temporarily by EchoStar VI in order to conduct further testing.
EchoStar X110February 15, 2006Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space A2100AXSFirst seen functioning May 2006 in the 110.0W slot and is still transmitting from the same location as of October 2016.
EchoStar XI110July 16, 2008Space Systems/LoralLS-1300
EchoStar XII61.5July 17, 2003Lockheed Martin AS-2100Originally known as Rainbow 1, this satellite was launched by Cablevision/Rainbow DBS and used for the Voom DBS service at 61.5° W until the satellite and transponder licenses were sold to EchoStar in 2005. Renamed EchoStar 12 in March 2006. Currently only used for spot beam capabilities.
Echostar XIV119March 20, 2010Space Systems/LoralFS-1300Replaced Echostar VII. EchoStar XIV launched on an International Launch Services Proton/Breeze M vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Resides at an altitude of 22,000 miles.
EchoStar XV61.5July 10, 2010Space Systems/LoralFS-1300

A CONUS only satellite.

Anik F3[85]118.75April 12, 2007Astrium Eurostar 3000Customers use the 36 inch DISH 500+ or DISH 1000+ to receive this non-DBS, medium-powered signal. Anik F3 is leased by DISH from Telesat Canada to serve CONUS customers. It broadcasts on non-DBS FSS frequencies (~11.7-12.2 GHz) using circular polarity (the only satellite serving the United States in this mode). It permanently replaces AMC-16, which was temporarily placed at 118.75° W due to delays in Anik F3 production. AMC-16 moved back to 85° W when Anik F3 was fully operational. A primarily international satellite with international channels once on 61.5, 121, or 148.
Ciel-2129December 10, 2008Thales Alenia SpaceSpacebus-4000C4Replaced EchoStar V at the 129°W orbital location. Owned by Canadian Ciel Satellite Group, DISH leases the entire bandwidth of the Ciel-2 satellite. Provides national HD programming and HD spot beam locals.
Nimiq 572.7September 17, 2009Space Systems/Loral LS-1300A Canadian satellite operated by Telesat Canada. DISH leases the satellite's capacity.

Dish Wireless[edit]

Dish Wireless LLC is an American wireless network provider. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dish Network. Dish Wireless was founded on July 1, 2020. Its headquarters are located in Littleton, Colorado.[86][87] Dish Wireless is the fourth-largest wireless carrier in the United States, with 8.89 million subscribers as of the end of Q1 2021.[88]

Dish Wireless provides wireless voice and data services in the United States under the Boost Mobile brand and will provide services under its own brand after its network is built. Dish Wireless is currently using T-Mobile's network for 7 years due to an agreement between Dish and T-Mobile. Dish Wireless is in the process of building their own 5G network which will be the first virtualized standalone 5G broadband network in the United States. Dish is committed on covering 70% of Americans with 5G by the end of June 2023.[89]

Dish Wireless acquired Boost Mobile on July 1, 2020,[31][32]Ting Mobile on August 1, 2020,[90] and announced plans to acquire Republic Wireless on March 8, 2021.[91][92]

On July 19, 2021, Dish Wireless announced a network services agreement with AT&T, which includes a 10 year roaming agreement, and the option for AT&T to use Dish's wireless spectrum on their network.[93] The agreement is non-exclusive, and Dish will continue to use T-Mobile's network in addition to AT&T's until that agreement expires in 2027.[94]

Radio Frequency Spectrum Chart[edit]

Further information: 5G NR frequency bands

The following is a list of known frequencies that Dish Wireless employs or plans to employ in the United States.

Frequency Band Band number Protocol Generation Status Notes
600 MHz DDn71 NR5GIn Trial/Building Out Network launched in trial on November 2020.[95] Licenses cover 100% of the continental United States.[96]
700 MHz Lower SMH (E Block) n29 Pending deployment Supplemental downlink only.
850 MHz E-CLR n26 Awaiting spectrum purchase Currently in use by Sprint's LTE and CDMA networks. Dish has agreed to purchase this spectrum from T-Mobile by as early as 2023.[97]
1.7/2.1 GHz AWSn66 In Trial/Building Out[98]Combination of Dish's unpaired AWS-3, AWS-H, and AWS-4 holdings.[99][100]
3.5 GHz CBRSn48 Pending deployment Licenses cover 100% of the continental United States.[101]
24 GHz K-Bandn258 Spectrum acquired in 2019 auction[102]
28 GHz Ka-Bandn261
39 GHz Ka-Band n260 Spectrum acquired in 2020 auction.
47 GHz V-Bandn262 Licenses cover 100% of the continental United States.[103]

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Find out which DISH TV packages have your favorite channels.

List of DISH channels by package

View the full list of channels included in each DISH package below. You can also look to our quick guide for a shortened DISH channel guide featuring the most popular channels.

DISH channel quick guide

Finding your favorites in a full list of DISH channels may not be practical, so we’ve listed some of the most popular channels and which DISH packages you can find them in below.

DISH add-on packages

In addition to the standard DISH Network channels, you can choose from a number of add-on channels or special offers to customize your TV viewing options even more.

DISH add-on options include:

  • DISH Movie Pack – EPIX®, Hallmark Movie Channel, STARZ®, STARZ® Kids & Family, MoviePlex and more.
  • Sports – NFL RedZone, NFL Network, MLB Network, NBA TV, NHL Network, Big Ten Network, PAC 12 Networks, Fox Sports 2, Fox Soccer Plus and more.
  • Latino Bonus Pack – beIN Sports, Telemundo, Universo, ESPN Deportes, Fox Deportes, Cine Latino and more.
  • Outdoor Package – Outdoor Channel, World Fishing Network, Sportsman Channel and Outside TV.
  • International Language Packs – Arabic, Bangla, Bengali, Brazilian, Cantonese, Chinese, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Israeli, Japanese, Kannada Malayalam, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Taiwanese, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and Vietnamese.

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Dish TV channels list can help you find the right entertainment that you’re looking for, as Dish TV offers numerous channels across various categories like entertainment, sports, kids, news and more.Dish TV is one of the largest Direct-to-Home (DTH) companies in India, and it’s also awarded with India's most trusted DTH brand for its service as it offers you numerous Dish TV channels that you can quickly access to watch your favourite shows and movies.If you’re new or unaware of the Dish TV channel list numbers then checkout the tables below where we’ve split the channels according to the main categories, to make it easier for you to find the Dish TV channels you’re looking for.

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DISH Network Channel Guide and Lineup

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Whether you’re trying to decide on a new DISH TV package or you’re a long time DISH customer just looking for your favorite HD channel’s number, we’re here to help.

Below, you’ll find a list of DISH Network packages and pricing. We’ll show you what each package is best for and share a complete DISH channel guide for each.

But if you just need a channel number, head down to the channel lineup for all the DISH Network channels and where to find them.

DISH TV packages and pricing

PackageAmerica's Top 120America's Top 120+America's Top 200America's Top 250
Channel count190190+240+290+
View planVIew planView planView plan

Data valid as of 12/8/2020. *For 24 months with a 2-year agreement and eAutoPay.

Which DISH channel lineup is best?

Of all DISH channel lineups, we most recommend America’s Top 200. It’s a superior package for families and sports fans. But all of DISH’s TV packages have something unique to offer.

America’s Top 120: best for basics

DISH Network’s cheapest programming package is called America’s Top 120. It includes local channels as well as cable channel favorites like ESPN, Disney Channel, and HGTV.

If you’re on a budget, America’s Top 120 gives you the channels you’d expect without an enormous TV bill.

America’s Top 120+: best for sports fans on a budget

If you’re a sports fan without a lot of disposable income, America’s Top 120+ is the way to go. You’ll get access to NFL Network, SEC Network, and Big Ten Network (BTN)—plus Pac-12 Network, which DISH’s competitor DIRECTV doesn’t carry.

Be advised that DISH doesn’t have Fox Regional Sports Networks in this or any other package. If your favorite team’s games are only available there, you’ll have to head over to DIRECTV.

America’s Top 200: best for families and sports fans

Our top DISH channel lineup recommendation is America’s Top 200. Its eclectic channel lineup is an excellent fit for families.

You’ll get more channels for the kids, like TeenNick and Disney Junior. And who doesn’t love some family-friendly Hallmark Channel movies? Plus, sports lovers have specialized channels like NHL Network, NBA TV, and CBS Sports Network.

If you want a DISH TV package that does it all without costing too much, America’s Top 200 will take care of you.

America’s Top 250: best for movie lovers

If you want a ton of movie channels at your fingertips, the best package is America’s Top 250. It has DISH’s biggest channel lineup, with movie channels like FXM, STARZ Encore, and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™.

Unfortunately, DISH doesn’t have two of the biggest movie channels—HBO® and CINEMAX®. You can’t even get them as premium channel add-ons, so if you can’t live without these channels, you’ll need to go for DIRECTV.

Channel Name

Channel Number

America's Top 120

America's Top 120+

America's Top 200

America's Top 250

Local channels (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC)




ACC Network




AHC (American Heroes Channel)


Animal Planet




BabyFirst TV


BBC America






beIN SPORTS en Español






Big Ten Network (BTN)


Bloomberg TV












Cartoon Network/Adult Swim


CBS Sports Network










Christian Television Network








Comedy Central




Cooking Channel


The Cowboy Channel










Destination America


Discovery Channel


Discovery Family Channel




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DISH Studio


Disney Channel


Disney Junior


Disney XD


DIY Network








EPIX Drive-In










Estrella TV


Eternal World Television Network




Family Entertainment TV




Folk TV


Food Network


Fox Business Network


Fox News


FOX Sports 1 (FS1)


FOX Sports 2 (FS2)


Free Speech TV


Freeform (formerly ABC Family)






FX Movie Channel (FXM)








Game Show Network


Gem Shopping Network




Golf Channel


Great American Country




Hallmark Channel


Hallmark Drama


Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


Headline News


Heroes & Icons




Hillsong Channel


HISTORY (formerly The History Channel)






Hopper Insider








Impact Television Network


In Country Television




Investigation Discovery




JTV (Jewelry Television®)




LHN (Longhorn Network)

Laff TV




Lifetime Movie Network


Link TV




Mercury TV (MALL)




MLB Network














MTV Classic


MTV Live




Nat Geo WILD


National Geographic








Newsmax TV




NFL Network


NHL Network


Nick Jr.


Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite




Olympic Channel


Outdoor Channel






Pac-12 Network


Paramount Network


Pay-Per-View Guide


















Ride TV


Russia Today




Science Channel


SEC Network


Shepherd's Chapel Network


Shop LC (formerly the Liquidation Channel)


Sirius XM


Sirius XM (ViP Receiver)


Smithsonian Channel


SonLife Broadcasting Network (SBN)


Sportsman Channel


Start TV












STARZ Encore Suspense


STARZ Encore Westerns












Tennis Channel


Three Angels Broadcasting Network








Travel Channel






TV Games Network


TV Land








Uplifting Entertainment


USA Network








The Weather Channel




WGN America


Women's Entertainment


World Fishing Network




Z Living


If you haven’t signed up for DISH yet, our channel guide can help you decide on the best DISH TV package for you. Then use the link below to become a new DISH customer.

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DISH TV channel lineup FAQ

What channel is ESPN on DISH Network?

DISH carries ESPN on channels 140, 144, and 145. You’ll find ESPNU on 141, ESPNEWS on 142, and ESPN2 on 143. These sports must-haves come with every DISH package.

What channel is Disney Channel on DISH Network?

DISH offers Disney Channel on channels 172 and 173. While Disney Channel comes with every DISH plan, you’ll need America's Top 200 or America’s Top 250 for Disney Junior (168) and Disney XD (174).

What channel is Animal Planet on DISH Network?

Animal Planet is on channel 184, and it comes included with all of DISH’s packages. For more nature documentaries, check out Nat Geo WILD on channel 190 (available with America’s Top 200 and America’s Top 250).

What channel is USA on DISH Network?

USA Network is on channel 105, and it comes with every DISH channel lineup.

What channel is TLC on DISH Network?

You’ll find TLC on channel 183 with any DISH channel package.

What channel is CNN on DISH Network?

You can watch CNN on channel 200 with any DISH TV plan.

What channel is STARZ on DISH Network?

STARZ is on channels 340 and 350. When you sign up with DISH, you get this premium channel for free for three months—after that, it’s $10 per month.

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DISH Network Channel Guide for 2021

This year’s DISH lineup offers as many as 330 channels (200 in HD!). Check the DISH guide below for the channels you’ve got to have.

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DISH Network Channels List

Browse the DISH channel guide by alphabetical order or type your favorites into the search bar.

Are you an existing DISH customer looking for what’s on DISH tonight? Turn on your television, open the live satellite TV guide, and tap right to see later times. Or to save yourself the trouble, upgrade to the Hopper DVR—it automatically records primetime shows, so you won’t wonder what’s on.

Specialty DISH Network Channels

Tailor your DISH channel lineup to your world with local channels and up to 5 types of add-on channel packs.

Local Channels

With DISH, there’s no need to pay for basic cable networks you could get with a set of bunny ears. Local stations are included with America’s Top plans so you can watch primetime TV, local news, and classic reruns at no extra cost with DISH satellite channels.

Sports Channel Packs

Watch regional sports networks in your plan anytime, or take fandom further with one of 8 sports channel packs. The popular Multi-Sport Pack offers 35 channels covering pro and college sports events of every kind—including out-of-market games.

Multi-Sport Pack included at no additional cost through 1/12/22 with packages starting at $74.99/mo., excluding America’s Everything Pack.

Premium Channels

Watch top-tier programming FREE for 3 months* on DISH Network. This premium channel pack includes 25+ exclusive stations from STARZ, Epix, and SHOWTIME for theater-quality content right at home.

*After 3 mos. you will be billed $30/mo unless you call to cancel.

International Channels

For multicultural families, DISH offers add-on channels in 29 dialects including Spanish. Get a DishLATINO or international plan for a sizable selection of DISH Network channels in your desired language, plus news from faraway places you cherish.

Exclusive Channel Packs

To thank first responders and healthcare professionals, DISH offers special discounts and exclusive TV channel packs for folks in these professions. The Heartland and Stars and Stripes channel packs offer relatable and inspiring shows to help you unwind.

Movie Channel Pack

Also FREE for 3 months*, the DISH Movie Pack™ adds 15 top film channels to your DISH channel lineup. This cinema-specific channel pack gives you endless options for movie night.

*After 3 mos. you will be billed $30/mo unless you call to cancel.

DISH Network Channel Plans

Did you find your favorites in the DISH Network channel guide?

Next, learn more about the TV packages that offer your favorite networks.

America's Top 120

190 channels


  • Free DVR and Google Voice Remote Included

  • 60+ HD Channels

  • Local Channels

  • 190 Channels

Order Online ›

America's Top 120+

190+ channels


  • Free DVR and Google Voice Remote Included

  • 110+ HD Channels

  • Local Channels

  • 190+ Channels

Order Online ›

Best Value

America's Top 200

240+ channels


  • Free DVR and Google Voice Remote Included

  • 125+ HD Channels

  • Local Channels

  • 240+ channels

Order Online ›

America's Top 250

290+ channels


  • Free DVR and Google Voice Remote Included

  • 140+ HD Channels

  • Local Channels

  • 290+ channels

Order Online ›

All offers require credit qualification and 24-month commitment and early termination fee with eAutopay. Offer ends 11/15/21. Call for details. Prices include Hopper Duo for qualifying customers. Hopper, Hopper w/Sling or Hopper 3 $5/mo. more. Upfront fees may apply based on credit qualification. RSN Surcharge up to $3/mo. applies to AT120+ and higher packages and varies based on location

‡Requires internet-connected Hopper, Joey, or Wally device. Customer must press Voice Remote button to activate feature. The Google Assistant Smart Home features require Google account and compatible devices. Google is a trademark of Google LLC.

Learn More about DISH Plans

Beyond the channels listed in the DISH Network TV guide.

America’s Top 120

The best in quality entertainment.

America’s Top 120+

The best in everything sports and entertainment.

America’s Top 200

Something for everyone—at a great price.

America’s Top 250

More movies,
more choices.

More Value with DISH Channels

DISH Network plans include equipment, programming, and lifestyle extras that save money and enrich your TV experience.

2-Year TV Price Guarantee

The only guaranteed 2-year price in satellite TV

HD Channels for $0 Extra

Smart HD DVR receiver and FREE HD for Life®

80,000 On Demand Titles

With new releases and time-tested classics

FREE Google Voice Remote

‡Requires internet-connected Hopper, Joey, or Wally device. Customer must press Voice Remote button to activate feature. The Google Assistant Smart Home features require Google account and compatible devices. Google is a trademark of Google LLC.

FREE DISH Anywhere App

Stream live TV channels on mobile

**Watching live and recorded TV anywhere requires an internet-connected, Sling enabled DVR and compatible mobile device.

70+ FREE SiriusXM Stations

Commercial-free music and talk radio

Internet from DISH Partners

In addition to a well-stocked DISH TV channel guide and long list of included features, DISH offers internet deals from Frontier and Viasat. New DISH subscribers who also order internet get both services in one phone call—plus wired or satellite speeds as fast as 100 Mbps in select areas.

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Popular DISH TV Channels

Loyal viewer of ESPN? HGTV? The History Channel?

Spot these TV channels and other national favorites in the DISH TV guide.


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DISH Network Packages for TV Lovers

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Shop DISH satellite TV packages and find the best plan for your at-home entertainment.

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See the DISH TV Package Lineup

DISH provides plenty of channel variety whether you’re in the city, the suburbs, or the countryside.

PackagePrice/mo.ChannelsAdditional Channels
America’s Top 120™$64.99190USA, Disney, ESPN, E!
America’s Top 120+™$79.99190+FOX Sports, Pac-12, CSN
America’s Top 200™$89.99240+Bravo, Sundance, NBA TV
America’s Top 250™$99.99290+H2, DIY, Starz Encore

All offers require credit qualification and 24-month commitment and early termination fee with eAutopay. Offer ends 11/15/21. Call for details. Prices include Hopper Duo for qualifying customers. Hopper, Hopper w/Sling or Hopper 3 $5/mo. more. Upfront fees may apply based on credit qualification. RSN Surcharge up to $3/mo. applies to AT120+ and higher packages and varies based on location

Learn More about DISH Packages

America’s Top 120

The best in quality entertainment.

America’s Top 120+

The best in everything sports and entertainment.

America’s Top 200

Something for everyone—at a great price.

America’s Top 250

More movies,
more choices.

DISH TV Multi-Sport Pack INCLUDED with Select Packages

Save $13/mo. on pro and college action through January 2022.

Sign up for AT120+ or above and get the Multi-Sport Pack with NFL RedZone—plus a dozen more DISH Network sports channels—at no additional cost. Hurry! Discount offer ends Nov. 15, 2021.

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Multi-Sport Pack included at no additional cost through 1/12/22 with packages starting at $74.99/mo., excluding America’s Everything Pack.

DISH Package Pricing

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America's Top 120

190 channels


  • Free DVR and Google Voice Remote Included

  • 60+ HD Channels

  • Local Channels

  • 190 Channels

Order Online ›

America's Top 120+

190+ channels


  • Free DVR and Google Voice Remote Included

  • 110+ HD Channels

  • Local Channels

  • 190+ Channels

Order Online ›

Best Value

America's Top 200

240+ channels


  • Free DVR and Google Voice Remote Included

  • 125+ HD Channels

  • Local Channels

  • 240+ channels

Order Online ›

America's Top 250

290+ channels


  • Free DVR and Google Voice Remote Included

  • 140+ HD Channels

  • Local Channels

  • 290+ channels

Order Online ›

All offers require credit qualification and 24-month commitment and early termination fee with eAutopay. Offer ends 11/15/21. Call for details. Prices include Hopper Duo for qualifying customers. Hopper, Hopper w/Sling or Hopper 3 $5/mo. more. Upfront fees may apply based on credit qualification. RSN Surcharge up to $3/mo. applies to AT120+ and higher packages and varies based on location

‡Requires internet-connected Hopper, Joey, or Wally device. Customer must press Voice Remote button to activate feature. The Google Assistant Smart Home features require Google account and compatible devices. Google is a trademark of Google LLC.

9 Ways DISH TV Packages Elevate Your TV Experience

2-Year TV Price Guarantee

The price you see is your price for two years—you won’t see any tricky price hikes that nearly double your cost.

Free HD For Life®

HD is becoming standard, and charging extra doesn’t seem right. For the life of your contract, HD channels are FREE.

#1 in Customer Satisfaction

J.D. Power ranked DISH #1 in overall Customer Satisfaction for the second year in a row.

+For J.D. Power 2019 award information, visit

Free Installation

Standard installation (in up to six rooms!) and activation come FREE, giving you a break as you transition to DISH.

Free Voice Remote & HD DVR

These user-friendly devices have advanced functions that help you search, record, and watch TV effortlessly.

Local Channels Included

There’s no extra charge for public local channels when you order America’s Top packages. DISH absorbs the fees.

Free Mobile Viewing

The DISH Anywhere app streams 100% of your live and recorded TV wherever you have Wi-Fi or cell service.

•Watching live and recorded TV anywhere requires internet-connected Hopper w/Sling or Hopper 3 and compatible mobile device.

Premium Channels Free 3 Months

For three months, 30+ channels from exclusive add-ons like STARZ let you preview what extras you want to keep.

*After 3 mos. you will be billed $30/mo unless you call to cancel.

Free On Demand Titles

On Demand offers its own streaming library with 80,000 titles and others for rent, including recent hit movies.

Channel List for DISH TV Plans


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HBO® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc. HBO MAX is used under license. All other networks, devices, titles, related trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners. Use of HBO MAX is subject to its own terms and conditions, see for details. HBO MAX™ is only accessible in the U.S. and certain U.S. territories where a high-speed broadband connection is available. Minimum 3G connection is required for viewing on mobile devices. Programming and content subject to change.

Internet with Your DISH TV Order

When you call to order DISH TV, your representative can find internet quotes and even order your chosen package while you’re still on the phone together. Whatever options are available at your address—satellite, wired, or even fiber internet—you can get your order in today and have one less call to make.

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