EchoStar adds The Documentary Channel

EchoStar Communications Corp.’s DISH Network satellite TV service has added The Documentary Channel to its programming lineup. The 24-hour network dedicated exclusively to independent documentary film is available to customers who subscribe to at least America’s Top 60 programming package on channel 197.

The Documentary Channel provides DISH Network viewers with documentaries spanning all genres. Each film airs commercial-free on the Documentary Channel, including many titles making their worldwide television premieres.

“With the phenomenal recent box office success of films such as March of the Penguins, Winged Migration and SuperSize Me, our launch coincides with the height of the documentary genre’s popularity,” said Tom Neff, chief executive officer of The Documentary Channel. “Today is a great day for documentary filmmakers and documentary fans. There’s finally a place on the dial that’s ‘all-docs-all-the-time’—a 24/7 documentary film festival—and it’s now available to over 12 million subscribers thanks to DISH Network.”

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