America's Voice channel 219

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This seems to be a news streaming channel that has now launched on satellite. When did it launch?
 

crodrules

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Huh...this is only available with AT120 or higher, not in any add-ons? MyDISH
I get the other channels in that range with my International Basic package, such as GRIT 217, FOLK 218, MALL 220, CRAFT 221, etc. I wonder why AMVO was left out?
 

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Probably because they did NOT pay DISH to carry them (ie: pay-to-play)...as opposed to having DISH carry them at no-charge... :biggrin
That was kind of my point. By placing the channel in this range, it creates the impression (rightly or wrongly) that it is yet another channel that is paying Dish to be carried. If they are paying Dish to be carried, then Dish should be providing the channel to as many subscribers as possible, in order to help keep our monthly rates down. On the other hand, if the channel is not paying Dish to be carried, then it should have been placed next to the other news channels in the guide. I remember that there was a dispute between Dish and Newsmax over similar channel placement, and it resulted in Newsmax being pulled from Dish for quite a long time. When Newsmax finally returned, they got the channel placement they wanted.
 

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Aaaand it's dead.

Is one of many channels saying "channel no longer broadcasting" today.
Probably just cheaper for them to stream only. And as far as the guide goes it does say "channel no longer broadcasting" on a few of them today but the programming seems to be the same (like Justice is now called True Crime and infomercials still showing up on others) and still broadcasting except on 219 which is broadcasting a horribly overcropped SD version of WeatherNation
 

DJ Lon

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And now WeatherNation disappeared and AMVO is back

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I'd love to monitor this all day long but I have other things to do so I'm going to pass the torch... ;)
 
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Imagine a world where either Dish was competent, and/or Rovi/TiVo was.

What a wonderful world that would be.
Well, at least today the guide says "Regularly Scheduled Programming." (Except for RENEW, which says "American Auction Channel.") So, it is a slight improvement, and certainly less confusing than a false message saying the channel is no longer broadcasting. Now all we need is an actual guide for these channels.
 

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Isn't America's Auction Channel like the cockroach that never dies? IIRC Dish keeps getting rid of them and a few months later they pop up on another channel and resume programming.
 
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Isn't America's Auction Channel like the cockroach that never dies? IIRC Dish keeps getting rid of them and a few months later they pop up on another channel and resume programming.
In this case, I think it is just bad guide information. The actual content of the channel looks like regular infomercials, just like what was showing on that channel before the guide got screwed up.
 

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