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HD Report | April 30, 2017

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DISH adds Kids’ Profiles to Anywhere apps and website

December 15, 2015 | 1

Dish Network customers can now add age-appropriate filters to content viewed on PCs at, or through supporting apps for Android tablets and Android phones, and the Kindle Fire HDX.

The updated software lets customers set up multiple profiles (up to five), … Read More

Dish Network adds Smithsonian Channel in High Definition

December 11, 2015 |

Dish Network has added the long-awaited Smithsonian Channel in both SD (Standard Definition) and HD (High Definition) resolution on channel 367. The network is available in Dish’s “America’s Top 250” service package that includes over 290 channels to choose from.

Smithsonian Channel … Read More

Dish: 38 Local Markets Blacked-Out Over Weekend

October 12, 2015 |

Over this past weekend 48 local TV stations in 38 local markets were blacked-out on Dish Network because a distribution agreement could not be reached with Tegna. The black-out affected areas in 33 states and the District of Columbia, and included … Read More

Dish Network offering preview of FUSE channel

October 6, 2015 |

Dish Network subscribers can get a free preview of FUSE channel this month. The preview began October 1st and is available through Wednesday, October 28th. FUSE channel broadcasts music-focused content and live concerts, as well as series shows such as … Read More

NFL RedZone offers Free Preview on Comcast, Dish, Cox, & Cablevision

August 20, 2015 |

We thought you’d like to know NFL RedZone is offering a free preview of the channel through the preseason weeks. The preview has already started, but unlike most channels NFL RedZone is only available on select days and times.

The next … Read More

Dish renews The Weather Channel & slates for Sling TV

April 22, 2015 |

Dish announced renewal of The Weather Channel in a multi-year contract that includes live programming as well as access to The Weather Channel’s interactive app on the Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR and other supporting set-top boxes.

In addition to carriage on Dish, the agreement … Read More

DISH launches Outside Television with Free Preview

April 6, 2015 |

Dish Network has launched Outside Television with a free month-long preview lasting through May 6th. The channel, based on the Outside Magazine brand, brings extreme outdoor lifestyle programming and nontraditional sports such as mountaineering and BASE jumping.

Upcoming programs during … Read More

MLB Extra Innings now available to DISH subscribers

March 31, 2015 |

Dish Network has announced a new deal with Major League Baseball that gives subscribers access to MLB Extra Innings, a premium service that provides up to 100 out-of-market games a week, most of them in HD. In addition, the agreement includes access … Read More

DISH Anywhere app adds Profiles, Recommendations, & Bill Pay

March 23, 2015 |

Dish has added several new features to the DISH Anywhere app for mobile devices. For one, the app now lets users set up individual profiles, allowing personalized recommendations based viewing history. This means anyone in the household can have … Read More

Dish’s Sling TV to add Univision channels over-the-top

February 2, 2015 |

Dish-owned Sling TV announced today a deal with Universal Communications that will add Univision-owned channels to Sling’s over-the-top (OTT) television service. The deal includes Univision Network, UniMás, UDN (Univision Deportes Network), Galavisión, El Rey Network, Bandamax, De Película, De Película … Read More

Netflix app launches for Dish Hopper DVR

December 17, 2014 |

Netflix and Dish announced a new app that’s integrated into the Dish Hopper Whole-Home DVR, making Dish the first major television service provider (and the first satellite TV provider) to offer access to Netflix through their own set-top box. The … Read More

Dish, Nexstar deal renews networks in 46 markets

December 11, 2014 | 1

Late last night, Dish and Nexstar announced an agreement had been made to renew 60 network-affiliated stations in 46 markets across the U.S. The deal comes after Dish was granted a third, but short extension on December 8th to keep … Read More

New Dish & CBS agreement blocks AutoHop feature

December 6, 2014 |

After several weeks of discussions and contract extensions, Dish and CBS finally came to terms early this morning in a multifaceted agreement that includes retransmission of local CBS stations, as well CBS Sports Network, Smithsonian Channel, TVGN, and Showtime Networks. … Read More

Dish subscribers may lose CBS tonight [update]

December 4, 2014 |

After a second extension to keep CBS channels on Dish has expired, subscribers tonight may find CBS and CBS Sports channels blacked out after 7:00 p.m. Eastern. The original agreement between the two companies ran out on November 20th.

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Eight Turner channels restored to Dish lineup

November 24, 2014 |

It’s been about a month since eight Turner Broadcasting-owned channels were pulled from the Dish lineup due to a failure of both companies to reach a new distribution agreement. The good news is over the weekend those channels were restored … Read More

Dish subscribers may lose TBS & TNT

November 19, 2014 |

In an ongoing dispute between with Turner Broadcasting, Dish subscribers stand to lose two more channels after December 5th when distribution agreements for TBS and TNT expire. The popular networks will join the already pulled eight channels that expired on … Read More

Dish, Turner dispute continues, eight channels still black

October 31, 2014 |

It’s almost been two weeks now since Dish subscribers lost eight channels because of a dispute between Dish and Turner Broadcasting. The two companies failed to come to a new distribution agreement before the past agreement’s expiration date, and so … Read More

NBA offers 1 week of NBA League Pass with over 40 games

October 28, 2014 |

Just in time for the start of the 2014/2015 season, the NBA today started offering TV subscribers a one week preview of NBA League Pass. During the first week, viewers will able to watch up to 40 out-of-market games out of … Read More

Dish subs lose Turner channels, possibly more to come

October 23, 2014 |

Dish subscribers lost several Turner Broadcasting-owned channels last Monday night due to an expired distribution agreement that was not renewed. The expired channels include CNN, Boomerang, HLN, Cartoon Network, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, and CNN en Español. (The Wall Street … Read More

Dish subscribers get six channel previews

October 9, 2014 |

Dish subscribers are being treated to a special preview of six channels this month at no charge, including DIY Network, Cooking Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (formerly Hallmark Movie Channel), Logo HD, and SundanceTV (formerly known as Sundance Channel).

The … Read More