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Dish Network Paid Programming Overnight

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Jim148, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Jim148

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    I just recently started working midnights. On my days off I have started looking for things to watch and I was unpleasantly surprised to see that a number of the channels I have display Paid Programming and it is an infomercial of some sort. Granted, this may have been like this for some time and I would normally be sleeping and not care. Now that I am awake overnights I wish there was more regular programming, even if it was simply repeats of daytime content. Granted, it isn't a huge deal for me since I can record programs and I also have NetFlix, but I am curious if this has been this way for years or is there getting to be more of this recently?
     
  2. garys

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    Network programing has been doing this more and more for years now.
     
  3. Slamminc11

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    It's not "Dish Network Paid Programming", they just supply the channel to your tv. They have no contol what goes out over those channels.
     
  4. nmetro

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    TCM and Fox Movie Channel are probably your best bet, as they run movies 24x7. Of course, the premium movie channels, except MGM Movies, also show no commercials. Everyone else seems to run nothing but infomercials; though some broadcast channels offer newscasts, as do CNN and FOX News. In the Mountain Time Zone, from midnight to 6 AM, is pretty much a "no man's land" for TV.
     
  5. Stewart Vernon

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    Unfortunately nothing new here... Even some channels you might not think it, will run late night infomercials... Your best bet is ultimately using a DVR to record earlier programming and watch late at night when you are home.
     
  6. SayWhat?

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    Nick, TBS and a few others run real programs overnight.

    I wish the others would either run programs or just go to a test pattern like they did in the old days.
     
  7. retiredTech

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    DVR time shift is the best way to watch TV (anytime of day or night).
    Pick what you like(up to 9 days in advance),
    watch it when you want and skip thru comercials.
     
  8. awblackmon

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    Yeah, I used to work nights and on my days off I would stay up later. TV what a joke! DVR was a god send.
     
  9. Stewart Vernon

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    Why would you wish for a test pattern? You still would have nothing to watch, but the channel wouldn't be making money during that time.
     
  10. BobaBird

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    Overnight and the wee hours of the morning, depending on time zone, are when you will find video hits on VH1 and palladia.
     
  11. BillRadio

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    I don't get off work at midnight, but I can't watch what i want until almost that late. Each night I look at the day ahead and program the DVR. It has actually made for a better viewing experience. I also check "On Demand" services, but they aren't as friendly for Fast Forwarding.
     
  12. James Long

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    I get home at 5pm most nights, but nearly everything I watch is DVR'd. Since I got one of those magic boxes I decide when I watch TV. And since several of my favorite shows are on at 10pm or later and I have to get up for work in the morning watching yesterday's TV (or earlier in the week) is common.

    It takes a little planning to decide what series to record. Knowing that there is something that might be good on and catching it can be a challenge. That is a benefit of being home "live" and channel surfing when "good stuff" is on (instead of infomercials) but I find a lot of shows via promos in shows I watch and other advertising. I can't watch everything but I don't have to watch Sham-Wow. :)
     
  13. Paul Secic

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    Don't watch AMC anytime because they have ads every 5 minutes.
     
  14. satcrazy

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    Great...
    What channel # is palladia?

    thanks
     
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    Great...
    OK, That must be in Dish's BB package for 10$/month, correct?


    Sorry, just saw the "what happened to Paladia" post, It answered the question. Funny, I have the 250 package/ HD for life, and I don't remember coming across this channel before.
     
  17. samhevener

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    Your incorrect, AMC airs 4 minutes of a movie during every 10 minute block of commericals. :mad:
     
  18. Michael P

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    If your local OTA stations carry the nostalgia nets like "MeTV", "Antenna TV" and "THIS" you may find something to watch at any time of day with no infomercials. This is a YMMV situation, as your local station can pull the network feed and substitute an infomercial, however at least here in the Cleveland market these new nostalgia nets seem to be full of programming that people might actually want to watch.
     
  19. gomezma1

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    I work nights and get home about 1230. There are no news to watch and I don't want to watch AC360 and all that junk. I just look at the scores real quick on the guide and not waste time watching ESPN. But news is what I want but won't get till 4am. It's pretty much dead.
     
  20. Michael P

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    It's a shame "Headline News" is no longer what it started out to be - all news all the time. Just like music videos on MTV or classic TV shows on TV Land, just about every "cable" network that started out with one format evolved to something else.
     

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