New DISH Flex Pack Skinny Bundle

The all new DISH Network Flex Pack is the only package that lets you build your own TV package, and it starts at just $39.99. Customize your TV service by customizing the channels you pay for. If you don’t watch it, why pay for it?

DISH Skinny Bundle

The newest addition to the DISH Network packages line up, is designed to let you build a package and customize your TV experience. You choose what you want to pay for. This is the first time DISH has offered a way for you to pay for what you want without paying for TV channels you don’t watch. The Flex Package, or skinny bundle starts at $39.99 and includes 1 add-on TV package of your choosing. Add-on’s are channel packages that give you control over your television service. For a small monthly fee, you can add on as many TV packages as you like. With the new DISH skinny bundle you can build a custom TV cable plan. It’s that simple.

Add-on TV packages

  • News pack — Get all the best in news. Featuring your favorite news sources and stations including: BBC World News, Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox Business, Fox News, MSNBC, TheBlaze and the weather channel.
  • The Multi-Sport pack — Don’t miss any of the action or coverage of your favorite athletes. The multi-sport pack covers college sports and professional sports. The multi-sport channels include NBA TV, NHL Network, Big Ten Network, ESPN Buzzer Beater, FOX Sports 2, Longhorn Network, MLB Network, Outside TV, Pac-12, SEC Network, beIN Espanol & beIn Sports.
  • The Kids Pack — Great entertainment for kids of any age. The Kids pack is perfect for everyone. Loaded with cartoons and other kid specific entertainment, the kids pack includes Nick Jr, NickToons, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Disney Channel, BabyTV, Animal Planet, and Boomerang.
  • The Variety Pack — Get a little of everything with the variety pack. Variety Pack channels include Bravo, Freeform, Lifetime Movie Network, BET, Investigation Discovery and Crime & Investigation.
  • Heartland Pack — The Heartland pack features some of the DISH TV’s most popular family friendly channels including Discovery Family channel, GSN, Hallmark, Hallmark Movie & Mysteries, PixL, OWN, RFD-TV, Ride TV, Rural TV, UP and BabyTV.
  • OutDoor Pack — If you love the great outdoors, then this package is the for you. You’ll get the outdoor Channel, Outside TV, Sportsman Channel and Work Fishing Network. It’s the best for all those who love fishing, hunting, travel, shooting, or adventure, this package is for you.
  • Locals Pack –  Local channels are a must for some people, for others they’re not so important. Now you can choose. With the local pack you’ll get all your regular local channels. That means you’ll receive ABC Affiliates, CW Affiliates, CBS Affiliates, Estrella Affiliates, FOX Affiliates, ION Affiliates, MeTV, NBC Affiliates, PBS Affiliates, Telemundo Affiliates, Unimas Affiliates and Univision Affiliates.
  • National Action Pack — Picking up where the multi-sport pack leaves off,  the national action pack includes Velocity, Fuse, ESPN, ESPN2, FOX Sports 1, AXS TV, Universal HD, TV Games, and TVG2.
  • Regional Action Pack – The regional action pack is your ticket to the best in regional sports programming. It includes Big Ten Network, FOX Sports 2, Longhorn Network, ESPN Buzzer Beater, Outside TV, PAC -12 Network, SEC Network, World Fishing Network and more.

Additional Add-on Packages

Still looking for more add-ons? The DISH Flex Pack add-on’s also include Premium movie channels: HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz and the Dish Movie Pack. Check out additional service for FOX Soccer PlusEPIX, Encore and the Latino Bonus Pack.

With DISH and the all new Flex Pack Skinny Bundle, the power to choose is in your hands. Build your own TV package today and choose what you want to pay for.

Game of Thrones Season 6 Premiere on HBO

Set your Hopper 3 DVR’s and get ready for the biggest premier of the year! Episode 1 of Game of Thrones Season 6 airs on Sunday, April 24. This is the first season that the story will not be based off an existing novel from George R.R. Martin’s epic and woefully delayed, A Song of Fire and Ice. With readers and show fanatics both on the same page (pun intended), and John Snow’s untimely demise looming, the anticipation for season 6 is unmatched. Now’s a good time for new Dish customers to take take advantage of our premium channel promotion.

Let’s recap. Here’s what we know so far…

Game of Thrones Season 6 Trailer 1

The first GoT teaser dropped on March 8. Fans frenzied.  I won’t detail everything, there’s a lot, but quick shots of Bran alongside the Night’s King, a very Jon Snow, and a zombie-fied Mountain are some of the best moments. Watch the clip below

 

GoT Season 6 Trailer 2

This second trailer is intense and ominous. I’m not sure April 24th can come fast enough. Watch the second trailer:

New episodes of Game of Thrones start on April 24th on HBO, Dish channel 300. Current HBO subscribers can catch up on all 5 seasons of Game of Thrones using HBO on Demand and DISH Anywhere.

Valar Morghulis

Game of Thrones Season 6 Teaser-OMG

Woah… HBO has decided to really mess with our heads in the new Game of Thrones season 6 Teaser.

There are some surprising inclusions in the Hall of Faces, and  in all seriousness, it’s got me feeling pretty nervous for some, if not all of my favorite characters.

We’re not only given a glimpse of dead GoT characters honored in the Hall of Faces, but Tyrion, Sansa, Daenerys…  It’s hard not to assume the worst. Hopefully HBO is just messing with us, and this is just a bit of metaphorical misdirection.

Jon Snow voice can be heard to warn “The long night is coming, and the dead come with it.”  What could this mean for our heroes and heroines?  Why must we wait until April 24 for Game of Thrones to return?

Movie Channels on DISH Network

When you turn on the TV, you always want something to be on. You might be in the mood for a familiar favorite film or, you might want to be surprised by a new series to binge watch on a Sunday afternoon. The Movie channels on DISH Network have everything you need to ensure that there is always a movie, show, sporting event, documentary or comedy special to keep you entertained! Don’t forget, qualified new subscribers enjoy free premium channels for 3 months.

Movie Channels Available on DISH

HBO®

HBO is the television force responsible for one of the most watched show on television, Game of Thrones. We’re big GOT fans here at Dish Promotions, and along with all the latest in Game of Thrones Action, you’ll get the critically acclaimed series Girls, True Detective AND a huge selection of big-screen movies, documentaries and sports.

As a DISH Network HBO subscriber, you’ll have access to HBO GO® . The app that let’s you watch HBO online from your computer or on a mobile device. You’ll have access to all of the same shows and movies FREE with your HBO subscription.

Showtime®

With shows like Homeland, Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex, and hit movies, sports, comedy specials, a Showtime subscription is a sure fire way to keep you entertained .

A SHOWTIME subscription on DISH network brings you 9 channels of critically acclaimed original series and, hard-hitting boxing from SHOWTIME Sports, and award-winning movies.

Cinemax®

Movie lovers love Cinemax. New Movies Premiere every Friday night, plus Cinemax includes an amazing lineup of original series like Banshee, Strike Back and The Knick. With Cinemax, there’s always something on.

CINEMAX on DISH brings you 6 channels showing the biggest Hollywood movies. Plus, your subscription includes MAX On Demand®, MAX GO®, and DISH Anywhere™ so you can access Cinemax from your TV, computer or mobile device.

STARZ®

STARZ on DISH network provides a great mix of original series and big screen entertainment. Original series on STARZ includes Black Sails, The Missing and Outlander.

STARZ has hit movies you can’t find anywhere else and original series like Ash vs Evil Dead and Outlander. With a STARZ subscription on DISH you can watch anytime on your TV, computer, or mobile device with STARZ On Demand and DISH Anywhere.

DISH Movie Pack™

15 movie channels from DISH that you can stream directly to your TV, computer or iPad®.

EPIX Package

EPIX gives you access to thousands of the Hollywood blockbusters, music, Comedy & More on TV, On Demand, Online & On the Go. Uncut & Commercial Free with EPIX®. Only $7/mo.
ENCORE® Movie Package

Want access to all your favorite movies from the 80s, 90s? Choose Encore and you’ll get all the classic movies you love and a great selection of new classics.

More Free Movies on Dish

3 Months of free premium movie channels means, you’ve got time to decide and choose a package that keeps you smiling. Movie channels are just one of the many reasons to make the switch to DISH.

7 Reasons Star Wars is Better Without George (Sith Lord) Lucas

 

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At Dish, We love TV, and we love Star Wars! It should come as no surprise that we have some strong opinions on the subject:

  • Han Solo Vs Boba Fett – is a great idea, possibly the greatest idea ever
  • Jar-Jar Binks is the worst
  • The Kessel run cannot be made in less than 12 parsecs, because parsecs are a measure of distance not time
  • the list goes on…

Was George Lucas’s Palpatine-esque reign over the Star Wars universe part of a Sith plot to betray and destroy the Jedi stirring in our hearts? Let’s look at the evidence, and face our nerdy, nerdy fears–we all know what fear eventually leads to…

 


#1. Jedi Rocks – A Great Disturbance in the Force

When Jedi Rocks was shoe-horned into to Episode V, a small piece of nerd-dom was forever lost—It was as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.

Watch at your own risk*

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What is the purpose of this scene? Truly, this is Sith-grade malevolence at work.


#2. No One is Willing to Question Lord Lucas.

There is enough anecdotal (and very concrete) evidence to suggest that the scope of George Lucas’s elaborate vision gets in the way of smart decision making…

Which is why his success is dependent on other people telling him No!

The problem is, there’s no one left, willing to “confront the genius”. George Lucas’s level of fame have made it all but impossible find people willing to tell you N-O, or to even question the motivation of a choice. In turn we’re forced to deal with ill conceived additions and Episode II: Death by Parliamentary Procedure

Your lack of faith is disturbing - Sith Lord Lucas

Captain Antilles has reservations about Jedi Rocks

In 1974 George was working with his peers to create Star Wars. He found success with American Graffiti, and he was definitely running the show, but evidence abounds, that Star Wars was successful, not because of George Lucas, but in-spite of George Lucas.

External collaborations saved the story (numerous revision’s with peers and professional script writers), the characters (improvised dialogue), set and miniature construction created story elements, and editing, which many say saved the film all together.

He was challenged at every point, and forced to adapt to real problems, and all along, he was told no.

 


#3. Sharing the Credit vs. Taking the Credit

Question: How many Films did George Lucas Direct between Episode IV in 1977 and Episode I in 1999?

Answer: Zero. Null. Nada.

Let’s keep in mind that we celebrate George Lucas’s contribution to film as a director, yet he’s only directed a handful of films.He has certainly kept busy “producing” films (a term reserved for those who either bank roll a film, help negotiate financing and organize the appropriate people and locations) and occasionally writing, but not directing.

Why?

Well, the truth is complicated. Here are just a few of the people George has been less than Willing to share credit with:

Marcia Lucas – Film editing, script and story editing.

Marcia Lucas - Responsible for many of the most memorable moments in Star Wars

Your movie needs help…

Alan Dean Foster – Wrote the Star Wars novelization that pre-date the film, originally credited to George Lucas.

Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg – George Lucas was never shy about leveraging his incredibly talented friends for advice on scripts and shots.

Some see the many edits made to the original 3 films as an effort for George to put his stamp on the films, and to prove he’s worthy of the genius moniker. But even Chewbacca was awarded a medal (eventually…) after the battle of Yarvin, so there’s still hope for the un-credited. Unless, George continues to act like a bigger baby than Luke in A New Hope or Anakin in Attack of the Clones…


#4. Hypocrisy and the Convenience of Revisionist History

Not long before the VHS re-release that brought us the first of many “revisions” and in his own words, addressing congress in 1988:

“My name is George Lucas. I am a writer, director, and producer of motion pictures and Chairman of the Board of Lucasfilm Ltd., a multi-faceted entertainment corporation.

I am not here today as a writer-director, or as a producer, or as the chairman of a corporation. I’ve come as a citizen of what I believe to be a great society that is in need of a moral anchor to help define and protect its intellectual and cultural heritage. It is not being protected.

The destruction of our film heritage, which is the focus of concern today, is only the tip of the iceberg. American law does not protect our painters, sculptors, recording artists, authors, or filmmakers from having their lifework distorted, and their reputation ruined. If something is not done now to clearly state the moral rights of artists, current and future technologies will alter, mutilate, and destroy for future generations the subtle human truths and highest human feeling that talented individuals within our society have created.

A copyright is held in trust by its owner until it ultimately reverts to public domain. American works of art belong to the American public; they are part of our cultural history.

People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or as an exercise of power are barbarians, and if the laws of the United States continue to condone this behavior, history will surely classify us as a barbaric society. The preservation of our cultural heritage may not seem to be as politically sensitive an issue as “when life begins” or “when it should be appropriately terminated,” but it is important because it goes to the heart of what sets mankind apart. Creative expression is at the core of our humanness. Art is a distinctly human endeavor. We must have respect for it if we are to have any respect for the human race.”


#5. The Genius Unleashed: Jar-Jar Binks

Lucas has said on numerous occasions how proud he is of Jar Jar… Let that sink in for a moment.

 

It's almost too easy to hate Jar-Jar Binks

It’s almost too easy to hate Jar-Jar Binks


#6. Han Shot First

You know the drill.

Han Shot first

Always Shoot first.

 

George Lucas states that he didn’t intend to have Han Shoot first, but it’s clear from drafts of the script that this is untrue. Han Shoots Greedo first, and it helps to create a dynamic hero character rather than a two dimensional “good guy” archetype. Does he even know the difference?


#7. If not a Sith Lord…

Maybe George Lucas isn’t guilty of Sith level atrocities, but, as it stands, he’s on the wrong side of the argument. For now, let’s assume he’s a bit more like a stormtrooper…

 

George Lucas Stormtrooper - animated