OP, which satellite are this Internationals in red? 61.5 or a core? 118.7 has been the new home for all Internationals for quite some time. I believe that Dish will put a few Internationals on the 61.5 or even on a core satellite in order to promote it to all subscribers, but then the channels are removed as those channels are only available 24/7 at 118. So, yeah, those channels will be hidden for a time one uplinked, then opened for free promotional access, then hidden, again and taken down. Certainly everyone has been migrated to 118 from 148 as the wing sat died, and there is no functioning sat at 148 today. I suspect that virtually everyone has been migrated from 61.5. This means that there really are no Internationals to hide as they are all at 118. Any sub who has the dual-band 119/118 LNBF will see a whole lot of red Internationals at all times, as I do. Hope that makes sense.
Basically Dish hid the international channels. So folks who dont subscribe dont have to see them in the guide (if you show all channels) or for some reason if you are a channel up/down person getting channels that say "you dont sub to them"
So for most folks, channels 600-900 are gone in the guide
In all channel mode when you channel up and down all unsubbed channels in the guide were skipped anyway except PPV so this could not be the reason. Why would anyone have 118 connected anymore if they didn't want to see internationals?