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DISH Network Celebrates 30 Years

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by James Long, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Feb 1, 2011 #1 of 47
    James Long

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    We started this company 30 years ago, and since then, we've been committed to offering the best value in television entertainment. No other national TV provider can say they've had the same people running their company since Day 1, and we couldn't have done it without you.

    Every year, we work hard to expand and enhance your service and we negotiate tirelessly with our programmers to keep your prices as low as possible. We, along with the rest of the industry, incur rate increases from our programmers every year, and unfortunately this year is no different. As a result, beginning with your February billing statement, it's necessary for us to increase the price of our "America's Top", "America's Everything Pak" and "DISH America" programming packages by five dollars, which is in line with what other pay TV providers are doing.

    However, what makes DISH Network different is that we're committed to protecting your budget. Beginning in February 2011, we're extending a price guarantee to all of our "America's Top" and "DISH America" packages until 2013. We guarantee that the new everyday low programming price you see in February will not change for two years, regardless of how much our costs go up.

    We thank you for your business and we look forward to another 30 successful years.

    Sincerely,

    DISH Network

    Source: http://www.dishnetwork.com/2011updates

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  2. Feb 1, 2011 #2 of 47
    James Long

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    Note: Check your guide for channels 339, 349 or 360 for a notice to see what premium programming package you have received. Unless you already subscribe to Starz!, Encore and HD Platinum one of these three channels should be active.

    Also note that the new customer offers remain the same ... $15 off for the first year. New customer offers on DISH America packages are $10 off the regular price making DISH America the $24.99 advertised package.
     
  3. Feb 1, 2011 #3 of 47
    fwampler

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    Mine didn't switch over. Go figure.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2011 #4 of 47
    archer75

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    My starz is turned on. I have encore too.

    I also noticed yesterday I got FX which normally isn't part of my package. So perhaps there is a free preview going on for that?
     
  5. Feb 1, 2011 #5 of 47
    lparsons21

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    FX is in free preview now, but will be in the 120 from what I've read elsewhere.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2011 #6 of 47
    Stuart Sweet

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    Congrats to Dish Network, a genuine pioneer in entertainment.
     
  7. Feb 1, 2011 #7 of 47
    MadScientist

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    So I guess I only get 6 PPV movies since I have the AEP.
     
  8. Feb 1, 2011 #8 of 47
    James Long

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    Log in to your account online to see for sure.

    If you have HD and didn't have HD Platinum that should be your gift.
     
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    MadScientist

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    I have it all HD & HD Platinum and AEP. But what bugs me is that the PPV are only good till April 2011 where the other free bee's are good for a year.
     
  10. James Long

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    And worth as much as $156 instead of much less (well, would cost as much as $156 - value and price don't always match).

    Also note that AEP is not part of the price guarantee. AT250 is ... but that leaves the door open for an increase in the premium movie package prices that make up AEP.
     
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    I am receiving encore channel 340 only now, the other encores are green in the guide, is this what any one else is experiencing? I thought we would be getting all the encores not just 340. I also got starz 12mo promo but all starz channels were turned on. So I wonder why just the one encore.
     
  12. matthewb80

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    I currently have top 250 HD with starz and platinum hd. They automatically gave me the free ppv coupons so i went online with chat support and asked to switch the coupons for free platinum for 12 months. He did it no question asked and let me keep my free ppv coupons!
     
  13. James Long

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    See channel 349 ... if you can (check to make sure it isn't locked or hidden if you can't). The slate will tell you that you get the Starz! channels plus Encore 340 free for the year. (That is the normally $13 Starz! package.)

    People who already subscribed to Starz! or had them on another promotion and didn't have Encore as a subscription or part of AT250 will see channel 339 - letting them know the Encore package is free for the year (all Encore channels except 340 - normally $5 or included in AT250).
     
  14. James Long

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    I'm glad it worked out for you.
     
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    James, was the company called Primestar when it started? I remember Primestar back then and their large 3 foot or larger dish antenna.
     
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    I am not getting the slates on 339 or 349, online under Monthly Charges I have:

    Starz - Free 12 Mo$0.00
    Encore - Free 12 Mo$0.00

    So this must be the way it is, I already did a reboot to see if it scanned in new channels.
     
  18. Nick

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    I didn't see any mention of the introduction of the "world's first" PVR (personal video recorder), the DishPlayer 7100 in 1999.

    I signed on with Charlie in 2000 and bought 2 DP 7200s from a local dealer to start. Unlike many DP users, I never had serious problems with my PVRs. Although I am currently on Comcast, I really enjoyed having sat and messing with the nitty-gritty of the technology.

    Congrats to Charlie, Jim and all the good folks at EchoStar and DishNetwork for 30 very successful years in business, and best wishes for the future..
     
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    That's because it wasn't introduced as the first PVR. Tivo & ReplyTV were debuted at 1998's CES. Dish did make the PVR available to consumers first, though, in 1999.
     
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    "Shown at CES" and 'in the hands of users' are two different things -- vaporware vs hardware.
     

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