Several DBS-Talk members have said that I should come up with a proposal for a channel shuffle to correct some perceived unfairness in the current tiering structure. I will be further refining this proposal with input from other DBS-Talk members before I submit it to E*. Currently Dish Network Programing is offered in four different tiered tracks, 1- The Chinese track which has only one tier, Great Wall. 2- The Spanish or Latino track which has five tiers, Dish Latino, Dish Latino Plus, Dish Latino Dos, Dish Latino Max, and Dish Latino Everything 3- The America's SD track which includes six tiers, America's Family Basic, America's Top 60, America's Top 60 Plus, America's Top 120, America's Top 180, and America's Everything Package. 4- The "Metal" or America's HD track which includes four tiers, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum Dish Network recently added a new add-on option called Dish Latino Bonus. This add-on option was created in response to grumblings from Spanish speaking viewers about the duplication of channels between Dish Latinos and the various America's and Metal tiers. This add-on esentially adds all of the Spanish language channels to any of the metal tiers or the AT-60 or higher America's tiers. IMHO, this add-on package is a fair resolution to certain inequities in the tiering structure. Currently there is a sizable inequity in the America's tiering structure. The entry level tier, America's Family Basic tier contains channels that are not included in some of the higher America's tiers (and in one case not in any other America's tier). There have been alot of grumblings about this perceived unfairness. After much review of the content of the various America's packages, I have come up with a proposed shuffle of channels within the America's tiers. I have placed the following conditions on my proposal, - For each channel moved to a lower programing tier, another channel should be moved up from the lower tier to the higher tier to offset. - Offsetting channels should be of the same catagory, i.e. news, sports, movies, et cetera. - No channel should be moved up more than one tier, so if a channel needs to be dropped two tiers, then two different channels should be moved up one tier to offset. - For the purposes of this discusion, AT-60 and AT-60+ will be considered the same tier. - New channels should be added to AT-180 first and then moved with offsetting moves, if needed. - At this time, no consideration will be made to the various Latino tiers. Channels are listed in their EPG abreviations Drops Offsetting moves FXNWS 120 > 60 CNBC 60 > 120 BITV 180 > 120 MSNBC 120 > 180 SCIEN 180 > 120 G4 120 > 180 DTIME 180 > 120 DHLTH 120 > 180 ANIML 120 > 60 TLC 60 > 120 DKIDS 180 > 120 PAX 120 > 180 NICKT 180 > 120 TDIS 120 > 180 NICKG 180 > 120 GAME 120 > 180 BOOM 180 > 120 NOG/N 120 > 180 GAC 180 > 120 FUSE 120 > 180 OTDCH 180 > 120 SPEED 120 > 180 CSTV 120 > 60 TNT 60 > 120 BIOGR 180 > 120 SOAP 120 > 180 DIY 180 > 120 FX 120 > 180 Add HMC to AT-180 HMC 180 > 120 IFC 120 > 180 I realize that this proposed solution is not perfect, as it does not result in all of the channels in the America's Family Basic tier being included in the AT-60 tier. I does however get them all into the AT-120 tier. Perhaps further shuffling could be proposed.