The Hopper is STILL a Great Holiday Gift for the Family!

The holiday season is quickly coming to an end. If you struggled to find that perfect entertainment gift for the family, we have a great gift idea that everyone can enjoy this coming year. Do you have a sports fan or movie fan in the house – or, perhaps, any number of family members who hate to miss their favorite TV shows? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, DISH TV has the perfect entertainment gift idea for your family in 2013.

The Hopper from DISH TV is the best set-top DVR device ever developed. It is a revolution in DVR technology that allows you to record up to 2,000 hours of your favorite TV programs, movies, and sports. In addition, the Hopper also allows you to pause, rewind, and replay your live TV programs instantly! And if you have a set of Joey multi-room extenders attached to your televisions, you can pause your live TV program in one room and continue watching on another connected TV in the house. This is a perfect TV entertainment addition for the whole family. You’ll never have to miss a moment of a sports game or movie when someone else wants to watch one of their favorite TV shows. With the Hopper and Joey, you can pause and pick up your program in another room, while the kids tune in to see their favorite shows!

What makes the Hopper so special? Well, even though digital video recorders (DVRs) have been on the market for a decade, the old DVR technology only allowed you to record a single game or program while you watched another channel. And in the old days, you always had to return to the TV connected to your DVR to watch your shows. With the Hopper, you have the freedom to watch and record from anywhere in the house where there’s a TV with a Joey multi-room extender attached. No longer will you have to cut a ballgame or movie short because someone else in the family wants to watch one of their favorite programs.

And if someone in your family really loves to record their favorite programs for later playback or safekeeping, the Hopper is simply the best choice for a DVR gift that the whole household will enjoy all-year ’round. The Hopper from DISH TV features a massive 2 Terabyte storage capacity that allows you to record and store up to 2,000 hours of programming (obviously that number depends on the type of programming you’re recording). The Hopper offers enough storage for any size family and all of their favorite programs day after day. Your family’s favorite shows are now yours to watch on any schedule, in any room.

In addition to the Hopper DVR, the Joey multi-room extenders allow you to connect up to 4 TVs in the house – allowing family members to watch up to three uninterrupted programs on any connected TV of their choosing. You can even add a second Hopper and another set of Joeys to expand the number of connected TVs in your home.

With the Hopper and Joey from DISH, you’ll never have to worry about missing your favorite programs, sports events, or TV shows this year. And with the Sling Adaptor addition, you can even watch your recorded DVR content from the Hopper on your internet-connected mobile device or computer anywhere. Happy New Year!

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Take Back Primetime TV with the Hopper and Joey from DISH TV

In a busy household, there’s always some distraction that keeps you from sitting down, putting your feet up, and watching your favorite programs and shows at their regularly-scheduled times. With errands and chores eating into your personal time – along with time dedicated to the kids for soccer practice, music lessons, and help with mountains of homework – personal prime time is little more than sometime later in the week when you have a moment to yourself. And prime time TV is something that is often missed. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With the Hopper and Joey from DISH, you have a whole-home HD DVR system that allows you to record your favorite programs for playback on any connected TV at any time you please. And when you’re watching live TV, you have the power to pause, rewind, and replay scenes from your favorite shows.

The words “from any TV in the house” offer a lot of opportunity. Even when the kids are stacked up in front of the TV in the family room to watch their favorite kid’s TV program, you can watch your recorded shows, catch sporting events or movies in another room in the house – any room in the house, as long as you have a Hopper from DISH and the other TV is connected to a Joey!

A Joey is a multi-room extender that allows you to watch, record, pause, and rewind from any connected TV in the household. The Joey was specifically designed and built for households that have multiple TVs throughout. Early DVRs would only allow you to record and playback on the TV to which they were physically connected. No more! With the Hopper DVR from DISH TV, you have access to leading technology. Your favorite Cop Drama, Reality Show, or Medical Drama will never again be preempted by a TV show that someone else in the house wants to watch. With the Hopper and Joey, you can set a recording for your show and watch it later in the evening on your main TV or any other connected TV in the house.

As a multi-room extender that provides full DVR functionality for every connected TV in the house, the Joey allows you the freedom that old, single-TV DVR systems couldn’t. With the Joey, you’re able to connect 3 additional TVs in the house to the Hopper. That gives you full DVR functions on a grand total of four TVs. And every Joey comes with its own remote control (identical to the one that comes with your Hopper DVR). And if that’s not enough connected TVs in your home, you can always add a second Hopper and Joeys to extend your DVR functionality to more TVs in the house.

The Hopper itself features a 2 Terabyte hard drive, allowing you to record up to 2,000 hours of your favorite programs. Adding the Joey not only allows you to access your DVR content from any connected TV in the house, but also allows you to make use of all the DVR functions as well. You can easily take back primetime TV with the Hopper and Joey. And with Primetime Anytime enabled, you’re able to record all of the big 4 TV networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX) as well as 2 other channels at the same time.

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DISH TV Latino Packages Offer a Variety of Spanish-language TV Programming

Bienvenidos a DISH TV – Lo mejor en entretenimiento por TV!

Spanish-language TV is a hot item in Spanish-speaking homes in states across the nation. As such, DISH TV is working to make available a wide selection of quality Spanish-language programming for nearly every household in the DISH TV service regions. At present, DISH TV offers a number of DISH Latino packages that offer a selection of channels that feature the best in arts, sports, music, news and information, women’s entertainment, home shopping, movies, telenovelas, outdoor programming, and children’s entertainment.

Spanish-language packages include Univision, TeleFutura, Galavision, Telemundo, Pasiones, Azteca America, and TeleFormula. If you’re a fan of telenovelas, Pasiones TV is the channel to watch. With a line-up that includes Acuarela De Amor, Botineras, Cobras & Lagartos, and Machos, there’s never a dull moment on TV. Pasiones TV is part of each of the five Spanish-language packages on DISH TV – including DishLATINO Básico, Clássico, DishLATINO Plus, DishLATINO Dos, and DishLATINO Max.

If you’re a fútbol fan, DISH TV has all the gameday action on the pitch. With DishLATINO Plus, DishLATINO Dos, and DishLATINO Max, you get ESPN Deportes and ESPN2. ESPN Deportes is the Spanish-language sports channel to watch for fútbol (or soccer). ESPN Deportes features matches with some of the top competitors in the game, including Spain’s Professional League, Mexico First Division, Major League Soccer, and World Cup Qualifiers. ESPN Deportes also features major South American tournaments including Copa Libertadores and Copa America. With ESPN Deportes, subscribers will also get access to all the latest news and information during the fútbol highlights each season.

As an added benefit, DishLATINO Dos and DishLATINO Max feature a Local Sports Package and a Multi-sport Package. You also get the Fox Soccer Channel with DishLATINO Dos. And DishLATINO Max offers racing fans a thrill with the addition of the SPEED Channel.

With DISH TV Spanish-language packages, you also get some of the best of English-language programming. The Spanish-language packages also feature a variety of great English-language channels and networks that offer Spanish-language versions of their programming. Depending on which package you choose, you may have access to the History Channel, FOX, Disney, Discovery, CNN, USA, A&E, Cartoon Network, Lifetime, the Food Network, SyFy, FX, MTV, TNT, TBS, QVC, TLC, Boomerang, Animal Planet, and the National Geographic Channel. In Spanish or English, you’ll never miss a minute of your favorite shows with DISH TV!

The DISH TV Spanish-language packages offer something unique, fun, and entertaining for every member of the household. Plus, with HD channels and local channels (where available), DISH TV is the ultimate in Spanish and English TV entertainment!

¡DISH ofrece el mejor valor en entretenimiento por TV al menor precio todo-digital en la nación!

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Get Your Holiday Cooking and Decorating Tips on DISH TV Channels

The holiday season is nearly upon us. For those who have friends and relatives coming for a traditional holiday dinner, gathering, or party, it’s time to think about holiday décor to make the house merry and bright – as well as a handful of sweet and savory recipes to delight all your table guests. Fortunately, DISH TV gives you access to some of the best holiday-prep programming on TV. With channels dedicated to cooking and decorating – as well as a little personal ingenuity – you too can have a home that exemplifies all the warmth and comfort of the holiday season this year!

Did you know? With her famous 60s-era TV cooking program, The French Chef, Julia Child captured the attention of millions of viewers and became a household name. She is considered an icon in TV history. But it was Culinary Master James Beard who had the first network TV cooking program in 1946. Beard’s program was called simply I Love to Eat! One of the modern icons of cooking and decorating, Martha Stewart, made her TV debut in 1986 with a Holiday Entertaining special on PBS.

DISH TV cooking and decorating channels include the following favorites of do-it-yourself types in many homes and kitchens around the nation:

  • Cooking Channel – Dedicated to the passionate food lover, this channel offers much in culinary tips and recipes. A host of celebrity chefs – including Alton Brown, Giada de Laurentiis, Anthony Bourdain, Graham Kerr, Jamie Oliver, and Tyler Florence – call Cooking Channel home. With that kind of star power in the kitchen, you’re sure to pick up holiday meal tips that will please the whole family.
  • Food Network – Featuring programming that is eagerly watched by nearly 100 million households in the U.S., this channel is a giant in the culinary programming market. The Food Network is also known for great specialty programming around the holidays, so you can look forward to plenty of delicious recipes and meal plans from notable chefs such as Bobby Flay, Ina Garten, Nigella Lawson, Rachael Ray, and Guy Fieri. So dust off your rolling pin and put on your apron! Deliciousness awaits. Bon appétit!
  • HGTV – Since its programming first hit the airwaves in 1994, HGTV has been providing some of the best TV resources for home-and-garden improvement, as well as fun craft ideas for the holiday season. HGTV hosts are always ready to help you create a beautiful home that’s warm and festive.

With numerous holiday-themed cooking and decorating programs available via DISH TV, you’ll be ready for the holidays season – you might even make a few of the guests and neighbors jealous of your new-found decorating and cooking skills.

Tips and tricks for a great holiday meal at home are always at the touch of your remote control! And if you like to keep up on all the best recipes from celebrity chefs or decorating tips from the pros while you’re away from home, you can take your DISH programming on-the-go with the addition of a DISH DVR and DISH Sling Adapter. You’ll stay abreast of all the best holiday entertaining tips from your favorite DISH programs with DISH TV Everywhere. You are able to watch live or recorded shows on your computer’s browser or mobile device anywhere you have an internet connection.

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The 2012-2013 NBA Season Preview

Pro basketball is back on DISH with great hoops action via NBA League Pass. The 2012-2013 NBA season kicks off at the end of October with a 7PM (EDT) game between Washington and Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena. So, if you’re a hoops fan that wants to follow your favorite NBA teams, you may want to consider a sports channel package that gives you access to the best buzzer-beating shots during the 2012-2013 regular season.

The 2012-2013 season has been under heated speculation in the months running up to the first games on October 30th. Already, trades from team to team have raised a few eyebrows. So many questions are yet unanswered. Will Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love get off the injury bench in time to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves into the post-season? Will Paul George do the Pacers a solid and step up to the demands for him to play a bigger role on the team – and help them contend for an NBA title? Or will Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard help Kobe and the Lakers take it all? Will King James lead the Miami Heat to another stellar season? Will the Oklahoma City Thunder make a showing nearly as good as last season without James Harden? With all of the improvements made to the Celtics, the Nets, and the 76ers, how will the Knicks finish in the Atlantic Division this season? Is Damian Lillard a sure bet for Rookie of the Year? How about Avery Johnson for Coach of the Year?

The games begin on Tuesday, October 30th with Washington at Cleveland, followed by Boston at Miami, and Dallas at LA Lakers. And although the Playoffs and the Finals are a long way off, one of those opening night teams may get to hoist the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy in 2013. The predictions already have sports writers, reporters, bloggers, and commentators arguing over the potential. The only thing that is certain at this point in the 2012-2013 NBA season is that anything is possible. All we can do is tune in and watch the action unfold. It’s going to be a great NBA season – especially if you have access to all the best match-ups on TV.

Keeping up with the regular basketball season games has never been easier. With the NBA League Pass package from DISH TV, you get access to all the best pro basketball action – no matter where you live. DISH lets you track your favorite teams and players anywhere they’re playing – with over 40 live games from around the league each and every week! Never again will you have to worry about regional black-outs. Even if they’re outside of your local viewing area – you’re there. And if it’s an overtime battle – you’re at courtside. NBA Regular Season fans can make every game a home game with the NBA League Pass package from DISH!

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Get Your Holiday Shopping Done Early with Home Shopping on DISH TV

The heat of summer is gone. The air has turned cool and crisp. The kids have gone back to school and mom is pulling the warm blankets and sweaters down from the closets. Autumn has arrived and with it all the fun and activities of the coming holiday season. And even though it’s only October, many home shoppers are checking off gifts on their holiday checklists with a little help from DISH TV and a number of great home shopping channels.

Did you know? The home shopping/retailing industry has been around since the late 1970s. The first official home shopping channel was called Home Shopping Club – which later became HSN. Over the decades, millions of home shoppers have learned how to escape the crowded parking lots at the mall and beat all the competitive shoppers to the best deals on thousands of products. Home shopping is a valued resource for nearly everything you’d find at any retail store, mall, or outlet. Home shopping offers incredible deals on jewelry, home goods, watches, apparel, beauty supplies, electronics, handbags, health and fitness equipment, toys, kitchen equipment, and food items. And DISH TV has an incredible selection of home shopping channels to help you and your family beat the traffic and the tension in the coming holiday season.

  • Shop NBC – your premium blend of unique gifts and items for the whole family.
  • QVC – the 2nd home shopping channel ever founded in America – over the decades, QVC has earned itself a name for thousands of products and great on-air guests.
  • DISH Shopping – also known as The Liquidation Channel, DISH Shopping offers rare and exotic gemstones and jewelry in gold, platinum, and silver.
  • Gem Shopping Network – with in-house jewelry artisans, Gem is an outstanding resource for fine designer jewelry.
  • HSN – the Home Shopping Network is the name you know in the home shopping industry – with over 30 years to their credit, HSN is the leader in home, lifestyle, and fashion products, as well as consumer electronics.
  • HSN2 – as a companion channel to the Home Shopping Network, with HSN2 you can find an even wider assortment of brand names and exclusive products for the home.
  • SHOP – also a DISH TV exclusive, SHOP offers incredible deals on coins, watches, sports collectibles, knives, fitness equipment, and outdoor products of all kinds.
  • Jewelry Television – a channel known for having one of the largest selections of jewelry and loose gemstones in the world.
  • Buy! – formerly known as LIVE Shopping, Buy! is another DISH TV exclusive that features a unique catalog of jewelry and cutlery.

Shopping for the holidays is always at the touch of your remote control! And if you like to keep up on all your holiday shopping and entertainment favorites while you’re away from home, you can take your DISH programming on-the-go with the addition of a DISH DVR and DISH Sling Adapter. Keep up with all the best deals, holiday shopping specials, or any of your favorite DISH programs with DISH TV Everywhere. You are able to watch live or recorded shows on your computer’s browser or mobile device anywhere you have an internet connection.

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DISH TV offers Great Channels in High Definition

TV technology has changed quite a bit since TV sets became commonplace in American homes in the 1950s. Over the decades, they have evolved from heavy, boxy devices that displayed black and white images, to sleek and highly-technical displays capable of rendering millions of colors. No longer is the TV a small and unattractive box that resides in the furthermost corner of the family room. Now, the TV is a glorious window to the world that is given a position of prominence in any modern home.

One of the most popular features of today’s TV sets is their ability to display in High-Definition (HD). The HD feature has become a favorite with both avid TV viewers and technology/electronics enthusiasts alike. Not only are the images clearer and more life-like, but the colors are brighter and more vivid. Movie buffs can experience their favorite films in rich detail and clarity, and sports fans can feel like they are a part of the action. And with the number of HD channels available, TV viewers can enjoy most of their favorite programs in High-Definition.

“High-Definition” is truly the buzz word of the moment. And a great place to get all the best in HD programming is on DISH TV! You can have access to HD movie channels, family-friendly channels, news and sports channels, and much more! DISH is the leader in satellite HD programming.

With DISH TV HD channel packages, you can have access to the best channels in the DISH line-up in quality high-definition. For all the movie lovers, DISH TV offers HD movie channels including American Movie Channel, Hallmark Movie Channel, Lifetime Movie Network, Starz Cinema, and more. And for all the sports fans in the house, DISH TV can bring them the Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, ESPN and ESPN2, Golf Channel, NBA TV, NFL Network, and
more in crystal-clear high-definition.

With DISH TV, you also have access to cutting-edge HD DVR technology. Never worry about missing your favorite shows, or the big game with a DVR from DISH. With a DISH HD DVR, you can replay, pause, or record your favorite HD channels. And with a Hopper and Joey from DISH, you can record 3 HD Channels at once and watch, rewind, pause and record your programs from any connected TV in your house!

And if you find yourself away from home, but want to keep up with your favorite shows or sports, you can take your DISH programming on-the-go with the addition of a DISH Sling Adapter. You can enjoy local news, live programs, or recorded shows on your computer’s browser or mobile device anywhere you can connect to the internet – including your favorite programs on the DISH high-definition channels.

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Stay Informed with News and Information Channels on DISH TV

There’s so much happening in the world today that it can be difficult to keep up with all the current events and important developments. The world around you is a rich and bustling community of diverse people and environments – and your television is a window to the events and perspectives that are occurring in your neighborhood, as well as half way ’round the globe at any time of day.

The world is also in a constant state of change. Advancements in technology seem to happen overnight, politicians enact policies that can affect local government as well as the global economy, fluctuations in the financial market can change how you spend or save your money, and local current events can have an immediate impact on your daily life. Staying informed of the news and how it impacts you is as important as ever.

Fortunately, there are a number of great news and information channels available these days to help keep you up-to-date with local events as well as news from around the world. They offer a variety of news items and programs that provide the latest in politics, technology, finance, local events, world events, and much more. And with DISH Satellite TV, you can have access to some of the best and most comprehensive news and information channels available.

  • Bloomberg Television – U.S. and global financial and business news and coverage
  • C-Span – live, unedited coverage of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • CNBC – a recognized leader in business news
  • CNBC World – featuring real-time coverage of financial markets across the globe
  • CNN – breaking news from across the world
  • Fox Business – the business news behind the stories
  • Fox News – breaking news and politics from the U.S. and abroad
  • Headline News (HLN) – the “must see” stories of the day
  • MSNBC – breaking news and top stories
  • The Weather Channel – national and local weather forecasts

With the DISH TV Smart Pack channel package, you can have access to Bloomberg Television, C-Span, C-Span2, Fox News Channel, Headline News Channel, and the Weather Channel, in addition to other entertaining and educational family-friendly channels. To get even more great news and information channels, the DISH TV America’s Top 120 channel package includes CNBC and CNN. And the America’s Top 250 package includes CNBC World, Fox Business, and MSNBC for even more coverage of local and global topics.

If you like to keep on top of current events, but find yourself away from home, you can take your DISH programming on-the-go with the addition of a DISH DVR and DISH Sling Adapter. Keep up with the current election coverage, financial markets reports, or any of your favorite DISH programs with DISH TV Everywhere. You are able to watch live or recorded shows on your computer’s browser or mobile device anywhere you have an internet connection.

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DISH TV has Great Channels for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Autumn is a wonderful season for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers. The oppressive heat and humidity of summer give way to cooler, more inviting temperatures. Whether you enjoy biking the local trails, hiking through the woods to view the beautiful autumn colors, or sitting by a campfire with your friends to cook some freshly-caught fish, the fall season is a marvelous time to revive your love of the great outdoors.

Whether you’re a hiker, biker, fisherman, or hunter, there’s no better place to learn about all the wonders that the great outdoors has to offer than on DISH TV. With channels such as National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild, Planet Green, the Outdoor Channel, and the Sportsman Channel, DISH TV is the place to connect with the outdoors and learn more about some of your favorite outdoor activities and travel destinations.

For those rugged adventurers interested in wildlife and nature, the National Geographic channels available on DISH TV offer a host of great programs that feature a variety of animals such as bears, sharks, snakes, crocodiles, insects, and much more. Many of these programs are filmed in exotic locations around the world and are a great way to learn more about our planet and its diversity of inhabitants. From locations such as Denali Park in Alaska, the Arctic Norwegian Islands, Bangkok, Thailand, and many more destinations, these programs are sure to entertain as well as educate.

DISH TV also offers the Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel for those who keep up with the latest in hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities and adventures. With a DISH TV channel package you can have access to some of the best TV programs dedicated to the great outdoors.

With the Dish SMART PACK, you get to enjoy over 50 DISH channels including all your local channels, the Outdoor Channel, the Weather Channel, CBS Sports Network, the Science Channel, Animal Planet, and many more. With the DISH America’s Top 250 channel package, you can enjoy over 250 great channels including such favorites as the National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild, Planet Green, the Outdoor Channel, the Sportsman Channel, and the History Channel, as well as the Encore movie channels and Turner Classic Movies. With the variety of DISH satellite TV channel packages available, you are able to better personalize your TV viewing.

And, if you find yourself away from home for either work or vacation, you don’t have to miss your favorite DISH programs. Simply take your DISH programming on-the-go with the addition of a DISH DVR and DISH Sling Adapter. You can watch live or recorded shows on your computer’s browser or mobile device anywhere you can connect to the internet. So, whether you’re at your cabin on the lake, or hiking your favorite nature trail, you can catch your favorite programs with DISH.

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Catch the New Fall TV Season on DISH TV

The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler. Fall is just around the corner and so is the new TV season. Whether you’ve been anticipating the return of your favorite shows, or are eagerly awaiting the chance to see some of the new shows premiering this fall, the upcoming TV season definitely appears to have something for everyone.

What better way to spend an evening than enjoying your favorite TV shows with family and friends? After a long day at work or school, it’s great to be able to relax in your favorite chair and kick back for some quality TV entertainment. Whether you prefer action-packed police dramas, funny and contemporary sitcoms, clever detective shows, or any of the other great TV program choices, watching your favorite shows can be a great way to unwind at the end of a busy day.

There’s sure to be a lot of creative and captivating TV shows returning or beginning this fall, and with a DISH Satellite TV channel package, you have access to some of the best programming on TV. All across America, audiences are anxious to tune in to new episodes from their favorite programs. This fall will bring back all the laughs and drama and entertainment from such favorites as 30 Rock, Law & Order: SVU, and Parenthood on NBC; The Big Bang Theory, CSI, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, How I Met Your Mother, and Blue Bloods on CBS; Bones, New Girl, and Fringe on FOX; Castle, Modern Family, and Grey’s Anatomy on ABC.

With the Dish SMART PACK package, you can enjoy over 50 DISH channels including all your local channels as well as family-friendly channels like Nickelodeon and Boomerang. The DISH Premium Movie Channel packages give you access to over 30 premium movie channels including HBO, Cinemax, Starz, and Showtime. DISH TV also offers a variety of additional satellite TV channel packages to better allow you to personalize your TV viewing experience.

With all of the great TV programming available this fall, you may have a difficult time deciding what to watch. Luckily, with a cutting-edge DISH DVR receiver, you don’t have to choose! You can record your favorite DISH programming – including live TV with a DVR. If you miss a moment of your favorite show on DISH, you can simply pause and replay. And with a Hopper and Joey from DISH, you can record and watch your shows at your convenience from any connected TV in the house.

And, if your busy schedule takes you away from home, you can get your DISH programming on-the-go with the addition of a DISH Sling Adapter. You can watch live or recorded shows on your computer’s browser or mobile device anywhere you can connect to the internet.

The new Fall TV season is almost here and with DISH you can have access to some of the most entertaining and original programming on TV.

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