In addition to Dish I subscribe to my local cable company's lifeline basic package. For $20/month I get all the locals in HD, including the PBS Create channels, which we like and Dish does not carry.
They also toss in eScapes, a rather interesting commercial free channel that shows places of interest around the world along with a typically lite jazz or rock music soundtrack. The HD quality is first rate and it’s a bit like taking a vacation without leaving home. We love watching the great lakes freighters and lighthouses since we have visited those areas in person and it's a bit like going back. We use the channel as background wall paper while eating dinner and sometime just leave it on for the fun of it. This would be a nice addition to the Dish lineup.