December 6th, 2013
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According to a London-based research firm, Dish Network’s 15% increase in customer service ranking over the last six months — the largest increase in the study — has propelled Dish into the top two of all TV providers in the United States.
Dish Network’s score is even more telling when compared to cable companies. The older form of home television consumption performed very poorly when compared to newer technologies like satellite and Dish Network. Comcast, Cablevision, Time Warner Cable and Cox all scored low.
The rankings and comparisons between the cable and satellite providers was based on a -100 to +100 scale — meaning a zero is a neutral score, and a +100 would mean 100% of a companies feedback was positive. Comcast scored a very low “1″ and Time Warner Cable scored an abysmal -10, down from their negative -7 just a few months ago. Dish Network was one of the highest with +16%.
The study was based on extensive phone interviews and scientific polling surveys.
December 4th, 2013
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December 4th, 2013
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Below is your channel and info guide to all the NFL games on Dish Network for week 14 in the National Football League. You’ll find information on when and what channels on Dish you can find each game, and of course we’ll let you know which Dish Network markets carry which matchups. Be sure to check CannonSatelliteTV.com each week for updated and flexed schedule changes.
Carolina (+3) at New Orleans – 8:30PM NBC (45.5 +/-)
This is the game of the week by any measure (unless you’re in the Pacific Northwest — we’ll get to that one); so much so that the NFL moved it from 1PM to the night game. The Panthers were floundering early this season but have ripped off eight straight and suddenly look like a Super Bowl contender. With the best defense in the league (Carolina) going up against the one of the best offenses in the league in their own dome (New Orleans), this is going to be a heck of a game. The winner takes control of the NFC South and the inside track to the #2 seed in the conference. Basically every Vegas odds setter gives the home team three extra points, so New Orleans being favored by three means the experts think this one is a toss up. New Orleans should be embarrassed by their Monday night blowout loss to the Seahawks, and the Panthers haven’t lost since the leaves turned for fall. Something’s got to give.
On Dish Network nationally.
Seattle (+3) San Francisco – 4:25PM FOX (41.5 +/-)
The preseason favorites to win the NFC, both of these teams could pull off the #1 seed. But, San Francisco would have to win this one — that’s not an opinion but a mathematical fact. The Seahawks look basically unbeatable right now (and literally are, at home), but for whatever reason Vegas thinks this is a toss up, and favored the 49ers by three for being in San Fra. However, every Casino in Sin City is also giving EV (even money) for the bet, letting you know they don’t really have a clue either. This should be a great game and you’re looking at the class of the NFC with this one.
On Dish Network Channels in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Seattle, Houston, Miami, Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte, DC and more.
Kansas City (-3) Washington – 1:00PM CBS (45 +/-)
Washington is firmly out of the playoff picture but Kansas City is fighting for a top playoff spot — making this game an important key to the NFC puzzle. The Broncos have dominated KC twice now, but the Chiefs could actually catch Denver in theory, but they have to win this one first. The records would suggest Kansas City should win this in a blowout but perhaps injuries are finally starting to take their toll, as Vegas thinks it could be a close one.
On Dish Network Channels in Kansas City, Washington D.C., Norfolk, Arlington, Dallas and more.
Indianapolis (+6) vs Cincinnati – 1:00PM CBS (43.5 +/-)
Cincinnati is heading for the playoffs — yes, that Cincinnati, the one that’s been awful your entire life. They’ve quietly been one of the best teams in the league this year but will need everything they can get out of these last four weeks if they want to keep a top four playoff spot. With Andrew Luck still hot, this should be a great game.
On Dish Network Channels in Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Indianapolis, Louisville and most of Ohio.
Houston (-3) Jacksonville – 8:00PM (Thursday) NFL Network (43.5 +/-)
These are, without a doubt, the worst two teams in professional football. So why should you be interested? First, they’re dead evenly matched. Second, the worst team in the NFL gets the #1 pick in next year’s draft, and both of these teams could use one of the great quarterbacks coming out of college this season. This might be the Toilet Bowl instead of the Super Bowl, but there’s plenty of story lines nonetheless.
Displayed nationally on the NFL Network Channel on Dish Network Satellite TV.
Check back for updated maps and city/market television guides!
November 25th, 2013
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Season 4 of The Sing-Off premieres on NBC December 9th on Dish Network this late fall, breathing some fresh life into the offseason lineup for those of us not interested in what Tom Brady is modelling or whether college football has a playoff.
Some in the entertainment business were surprised NBC green lit a fourth season considering they already have the ultra-successful The Voice, but with artist Jewel on board as a new judge, The Sing-Off looks to be going strong — something one might not have predicted throughout 2013.
There are two reasons for this doubt, albeit a tad contradictory: The first being the obvious fact that TV “reality singing competitions”-type shows have saturated the market ever since American Idol dominated the ratings and took Reality TV down its current path — in other words, how long can the bubble last? And wouldn’t The Sing-Off probably be one of the first ones out?
The second is, this show actually has some substance, and (GASP) that doesn’t seem to matter much in Reality TV. (Unfortunately, Reality TV has proven quality isn’t necessary for ratings. And, as we’ve seen customers switching from cable and DirecTV to Dish Network to follow their favorite reality shows, with the same level of loyalty of sports fans — something no one ever saw coming — and it’s proven how powerful ratings can be, substance or not. It can shift entire modes of creative thought in TV writing.)
But, of course, this is why anyone who cares about quality television (not just the next fad), and (again, GASP) might even mildly care about the quality of the singing they watch on television — in the same way that old guys watching the NFL probably care about the impression it’s making on young football players around the country — should be excited that NBC kept the show going. There have been rumblings for a solid year or two that the bubble of singing competitions is ending, and they’re certainly not headed towards higher-quality competition/talent, but just whatever grabs ratings.
For instance, ABC just green lit an Israeli singing competition show. The main draw? Up-to-the-second voting in real time with an “app” on your smartphone or tablet.
Speed and coolness? Check. Will the show/talent actually be good? Well, I can’t answer that, but you don’t need a translator for my guess.
What’s so great about the continuation of The Sing-Off is that it does represent an actual quality look at singing and technique. Sure, it was probably created to go along with the singing competition fad, and the Reality TV spike in general, but at least it has some chops.
If you didn’t know, the whole show is a cappella, and all of the shows analysts and on-stage staff have solid a cappella backgrounds. If you know anything about singing, you know a cappella takes serious skill and practice. You can’t auto-tune your voice in a cappella. Duh.
Unlike ABC’s new Rising Star, The Sing-Off at least portrays a decent portrait of becoming a better singer — as much as a television show ever could. And, again at the very least, it’s a sign that good TV (or just quality content in general) that may not be a #1 ratings value, still has value nonetheless. And, most importantly, it has value that people will respond to.
If you’re into any of the competition singing shows, be sure to check out The Voice-Off this fall and winter, and remember that every time you watch a show, you’re voting with your clicks.
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October 30th, 2013
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Enjoy Starz on Dish
One of the most popular movie packages on Dish is Starz. For the price of approximately two movie tickets you can enjoy an entire month of movies each month in the comfort of your own home. See the latest Disney and Pixar movies before anyone else. Dish offers free previews from time to time over the weekend, be sure and try out Starz and enjoy some of the best movies your entire family can enjoy. Some of the highlights of Starz are:
- 8 channels, 6 in HD
- Over 500 movies each month
- Over 600 movies & series On Demand
- Exclusive contracts with Sony & Disney/Pixar
- Blockbuster movie every Friday Night
- Original Series premiere Saturday Nights
- Spartacus Saga now playing
- January: new series – Black Sails
- Also premiering in 2014: Da Vinci’s Demons Season 2, Power, Outlander, & Fortitude
- Visit www.Starz.com for more information regarding movies/series