UPDATE: We’re pleased to report that satellite provider Dish Network, the only major television carrier to not offer Logo, has added the 24/7 LGBT network to its HD line-up. Dish HD customers can now get Logo on channel 373.
Dish Network remains the sole national carrier of Free Speech TV, the somewhat radical, left-wing alternative network that airs Gay USA, a weekly hard-news show, and other gay-friendly programs.
The HD package that offers Logo costs $20 per month, and includes MGM HD and HD Movie Net, both of which air many classic films, all shown uncut (Truth Wins Out).
2/6/09: Dish Network which bills itself as the leader in satellite home entertainment, and offers virtually all channels available, seems to be having an issue getting LGBT channels.
It seems suspicious, especially in light of the company voting down an anti-discrimination bill a few months ago.
The 24/7 LGBT channel LOGO which is part of the Viacom Network is not included, even though they renewed their contract with DISH Network and now offer channels such as MTV, MTV 2, BET, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon. Here! TV another gay channel is supposed to be offered, but a reader has tipped me off to the fact that they say it is not available even though the here! website says it is only available through a special online subscription, it is nowehere to be found on the Dish Network website.
So if they don't want to have an anti-discrimination bill for their gay employees, and they don't want to offer gay tv, do they want gay customers?
E-contact form for Dish Network.
Phone: (303) 723-1000