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zeebre12

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Just noticed Fightbox is on Dish channel 397, is this a recent addition? Is this a specific US version or the same version as the rest of the world? Could we see more of the Box channels added in the future?
 

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Its weird how even if you put your guide to all channels, even the unsubscribed, it doesn't show up. You would think dish would want you to see the programming on the guide and possibly subscribe.
 

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probably exclusive to one of the cheap flex packs like BBC news or the extra music video channels
Nope. Definitely not in Flex Pack.

Its weird how even if you put your guide to all channels, even the unsubscribed, it doesn't show up. You would think dish would want you to see the programming on the guide and possibly subscribe.
Since it only seems to be available in one package, maybe Dish doesn't want people who don't have that package calling Dish to complain about not being able to get that channel.
 

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Are there other channels available in lower tiers that are not available in the Top 250 package? I don't recall that being the case in the past, but I could be wrong. Wouldn't be the first time. As an MMA fan I'd like to get this channel, but evidently I'd have to downgrade my programming. Doesn't seem to make much sense.
 

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Are there other channels available in lower tiers that are not available in the Top 250 package? I don't recall that being the case in the past, but I could be wrong. Wouldn't be the first time. As an MMA fan I'd like to get this channel, but evidently I'd have to downgrade my programming. Doesn't seem to make much sense.
What channel is MMA?
 

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Fightbox Channel 397. Per email from Dish, only available in America's Top 120+.
Yep, I don't get that channel and I have the AEP pack. It doesn't even show up in my guide when I changed the guide setting to All Unsubscribed or All Channels setting. What a rip off. You would think it would be in the AEP pack. I also have the Outdoor pack.
 

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Are there other channels available in lower tiers that are not available in the Top 250 package? I don't recall that being the case in the past, but I could be wrong. Wouldn't be the first time. As an MMA fan I'd like to get this channel, but evidently I'd have to downgrade my programming. Doesn't seem to make much sense.

Not exactly a top 250 package issue, but Dish has had some interesting placement of channels. For a while, Fox Sports 2 was not available in AT200, but was in AT120+ and AT250. Currently, WGN America is available in AT120, but not AT120+, then is available in AT200 and AT250.

Fightbox is only in AT120+. Fightbox sounds like the perfect channel for the Multi-Sport pack, and I find it strange that they don't include it in that.
 
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Not exactly a top 250 package issue, but Dish has had some interesting placement of channels. For a while, Fox Sports 2 was not available in AT200, but was in AT120+ and AT250. Currently, WGN America is available in AT120, but not AT120+, then is available in AT200 and AT250.

Fightbox is only in AT120+. Fightbox sounds like the perfect channel for the Multi-Sport pack, and I find it strange that they don't include it in that.
As soon as I find out what channel MMA is on, I am going to call DISH and ask them about it and the Fightbox channel 397.
 

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As soon as I find out what channel MMA is on, I am going to call DISH and ask them about it and the Fightbox channel 397.

Fightbox is the channel with MMA.

http://www.fightbox.com/en

As the first post shows, here's the Dish listing.

Fightbox (FHTBX) on DISH | MyDISH Station Details

I'm surprised to see them only offer it in a lower package, but even more surprised that there doesn't seem to be any way to get it other than downgrading. I don't understand the business reason in doing this.
 
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I don't debate the truth behind this. But, this is an issue. Everything in the AT120 package should be available in the above AT packages. Time that Dish provide some explanation.
I would take this one step further and say that everything in Welcome Pack should be available in Flex Pack and/or Smart Pack, and so on. Make it a true tiered system where you start at the bottom and work your way up without losing anything you had in the lower package.
 

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You betcha. Let us know if you have any luck when you call them. I try to avoid calling, at my age I have to watch my blood pressure. :)
Called DISH and asked why Fightbox is only in the America's Top 120+ and not in the higher up packages. She got with her supervisor and they said do not know why. So the CSR said she is submitting a ticket to find out why to the main office. She said they will call me back within 24 to 48 hours with the answer. I asked her for a reference or ticket number and she said there isn't any, but she gave me her ID number for reference if needed. I will post back if I hear back from the main office.
 

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