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New Channel to be added - Starfish


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#1 OFFLINE   manicd

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 02:49 AM

EchoStar unveiled plans to add The Starfish Television Network to its DISH Network satellite TV platform. Starfish, the company said, is the only channel dedicated to providing information and news about charitable and other worthy causes to educate and entertain viewers.

DISH said Starfish Television Network's programming comes from the 1.5 million non-profit organizations across the country. Content airing on the network will fall into one of three categories: existing programming already produced by the organizations, co-op programming where new content is created with Starfish and the non-profits, and original programming produced by the network itself.

According to DISH, The Starfish Television Network has several strategic non-profit partners contributing programming to the net including:

Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Operation Smile, Points of Light Foundation, Profiles in Caring, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Difference Makers International, Children's Miracle Network, Mothers without Borders, National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Wheelchair Foundation, Physicians for Peace, Airline Ambassadors, Beating the Odds Foundation, Camie Awards, and Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA).

For more information, visit http://www.starfishtv.org.

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#2 OFFLINE   projectorguru

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 05:42 AM

another useless channel

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 06:33 AM

CH9408 already up and broadcasting.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 06:43 AM

CH9408 already up and broadcasting.


Is it on sat 61.5? I dont have it on my recievers.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 06:57 AM

Glad i don't get it then sounds like a boring channel.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 07:29 AM

9408 is on 61.5° and 129° ... not on 148°

They are paying for their space (like any other PI) so they might as well be there.
Besides ... that's the way the government wants it! :)
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Posted 20 April 2007 - 08:39 AM

WOOHOO!! YES!!! Another channel that we don't need!!!!!!!! Way to go Charlie!!!

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 08:56 AM

WOOHOO!! YES!!! Another channel that we don't need!!!!!!!! Way to go Charlie!!!


A necessary evil. Its a public interest channel and they needed to add one after RFD was changed from PI to regular channel. They are required to carry a certain percentage of these channels.
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Posted 20 April 2007 - 09:03 AM

Glad I bailed to d* when I see dish add crap like this and still not carry logo. It will be interesting to see if they get more then 2 viewers for this one.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 09:04 AM

another useless channel


Glad I bailed to d* when I see dish add crap like this and still not carry logo. It will be interesting to see if they get more then 2 viewers for this one.


WOOHOO!! YES!!! Another channel that we don't need!!!!!!!! Way to go Charlie!!!


You know, that disgusts me. This new PI channel supports many of the charitable organizations that help children with disabilities, health problems, and other issues that you don't appear to care about. The Starfish Channel is indeed promising as I for one support some of those organizations.

I don't care that its a PI channel, but its not useless, and its not crap. People who have donated to these organizations or have been helped out will find great benefit from this channel, and you don't appear to see that. Its like you don't care for those who have been helped by say, MDA or Children's Miracle Network. Another thing, Im sure the channel won't be boring. Its gonna have stuff filled with hope, optimism, and maybe even a few scientific breakthroughs for diseases like Muscular Dystrophy or Autism.

If you say the channel is usesless, its like saying all those organizations behind the channel are usesless as well. :mad:
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Posted 20 April 2007 - 10:01 AM

You know, that disgusts me. This new PI channel supports many of the charitable organizations that help children with disabilities, health problems, and other issues that you don't appear to care about. The Starfish Channel is indeed promising as I for one support some of those organizations.

I don't care that its a PI channel, but its not useless, and its not crap. People who have donated to these organizations or have been helped out will find great benefit from this channel, and you don't appear to see that. Its like you don't care for those who have been helped by say, MDA or Children's Miracle Network. Another thing, Im sure the channel won't be boring. Its gonna have stuff filled with hope, optimism, and maybe even a few scientific breakthroughs for diseases like Muscular Dystrophy or Autism.

If you say the channel is usesless, its like saying all those organizations behind the channel are usesless as well. :mad:


Don't take it out of context, the organizations are not the issue, we get all this crap at work tv commercials signs everywhere on helpin people, it don't belong on TV, thats why I won't watch it, I want good programming, not another ploy on gettin more money out of my pocket

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 10:42 AM

Great! But where is my FSN HD!!!??

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 10:47 AM

I've got a wonderfully talented Dish Network Installer on my roof right now installing 61.5 so I can get all the Public Interest Channels that Dish carries. Public Interest Channels are a superb source of information, infinitely more accurate and objective than corporate owned media whose sole objective is profit for the parent company. The media in the USA is now officially an oligopoly, down to 5 major corporations from 50, 25 years ago. This is a very scary reality. This mass consolidation of media is a major threat to this Republic. If you haven't really watched these channels I would encourage you to search the listings for these various channels, record a few programs and see what you think. Here is a link to a list of the various free public interest channels and the sat. locations for each. I especially like LinkTV and BYUTV. Tolerance and respect for others is often demanded by all and given by few. Have a great day everyone, it's a gorgeous day here in Portland, Oregon. :D :D :D

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 10:59 AM

Darn... I was hoping for another shopping channel!
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Posted 20 April 2007 - 11:07 AM

To all those that are complaining about a public information channel - this will make your life more relaxing and enjoyable. Cancel dish now, no, not tomorrow, now. Bad news for you is the odds is Dish will add or change other Public Interest channels in the future. So to save your self the time of writing a post each time complaining, if you would just switch now to Direct TV you would be so much more happy, as apprarently some feel Direct TV and Cable do not have public interest channels. And getting a Public Interest channel is not preventing Dish from carrying YES or FSN HD.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 12:08 PM

I've got a wonderfully talented Dish Network Installer on my roof right now installing 61.5 so I can get all the Public Interest Channels that Dish carries. Public Interest Channels are a superb source of information, infinitely more accurate and objective than corporate owned media whose sole objective is profit for the parent company. The media in the USA is now officially an oligopoly, down to 5 major corporations from 50, 25 years ago. This is a very scary reality. This mass consolidation of media is a major threat to this Republic. If you haven't really watched these channels I would encourage you to search the listings for these various channels, record a few programs and see what you think. Here is a link to a list of the various free public interest channels and the sat. locations for each. I especially like LinkTV and BYUTV. Tolerance and respect for others is often demanded by all and given by few. Have a great day everyone, it's a gorgeous day here in Portland, Oregon. :D :D :D


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Posted 20 April 2007 - 12:29 PM

A necessary evil. Its a public interest channel and they needed to add one after RFD was changed from PI to regular channel. They are required to carry a certain percentage of these channels.


I know, sorry. I'm just venting...I REALLY need NESN HD!

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 01:19 PM

There are options ...
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Posted 20 April 2007 - 02:41 PM

Odds are that D* will add it as well. I can't believe people are complaining about this channel. What gives?

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 02:54 PM

another useless channel

It's a public interest channel. I never go there.

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