DISH Network Channel Guide and Lineup


Rachel Oaks
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Published on December 23, 2020

DISH TV channels

Whether you’re trying to decide on a new DISH TV package or you’re a long time DISH customer just looking for your favorite HD channel’s number, we’re here to help.

Below, you’ll find a list of DISH Network packages and pricing. We’ll show you what each package is best for and share a complete DISH channel guide for each.

But if you just need a channel number, head down to the channel lineup for all the DISH Network channels and where to find them.

DISH TV packages and pricing

PackageAmerica's Top 120America's Top 120+America's Top 200America's Top 250
Price*$59.99/mo.$74.99/mo.$84.99/mo.$94.99/mo.
Channel count190190+240+290+

Data valid as of 12/8/2020. *For 24 months with a 2-year agreement and eAutoPay.

Which DISH channel lineup is best?

Of all DISH channel lineups, we most recommend America’s Top 200. It’s a superior package for families and sports fans. But all of DISH’s TV packages have something unique to offer.

America’s Top 120: best for basics

DISH Network’s cheapest programming package is called America’s Top 120. It includes local channels as well as cable channel favorites like ESPN, Disney Channel, and HGTV.

If you’re on a budget, America’s Top 120 gives you the channels you’d expect without an enormous TV bill.

America’s Top 120+: best for sports fans on a budget

If you’re a sports fan without a lot of disposable income, America’s Top 120+ is the way to go. You’ll get access to NFL Network, SEC Network, and Big Ten Network (BTN)—plus Pac-12 Network, which DISH’s competitor DIRECTV doesn’t carry.

Be advised that DISH doesn’t have Fox Regional Sports Networks in this or any other package. If your favorite team’s games are only available there, you’ll have to head over to DIRECTV.

America’s Top 200: best for families and sports fans

Our top DISH channel lineup recommendation is America’s Top 200. Its eclectic channel lineup is an excellent fit for families.

You’ll get more channels for the kids, like TeenNick and Disney Junior. And who doesn’t love some family-friendly Hallmark Channel movies? Plus, sports lovers have specialized channels like NHL Network, NBA TV, and CBS Sports Network.

If you want a DISH TV package that does it all without costing too much, America’s Top 200 will take care of you.

America’s Top 250: best for movie lovers

If you want a ton of movie channels at your fingertips, the best package is America’s Top 250. It has DISH’s biggest channel lineup, with movie channels like FXM, STARZ Encore, and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™.

Unfortunately, DISH doesn’t have two of the biggest movie channels—HBO® and CINEMAX®. You can’t even get them as premium channel add-ons, so if you can’t live without these channels, you’ll need to go for DIRECTV.

DISH TV channel guide

Channel Name
Channel Number
America's Top 120
America's Top 120+
America's Top 200
America's Top 250

Local channels (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC)

2–70

A&E

118

ACC Network

402

AMC

131

AHC (American Heroes Channel)

195

Animal Planet

184

AXS TV

167

BabyFirst TV

823

BBC America

135

BeautyIQ

73

beIN SPORTS

392/781

beIN SPORTS en Español

860

BET

124

BET Her

251

Big Ten Network (BTN)

405/410

Bloomberg TV

203

Boomerang

175

Bounce

359

Bravo

129

BUZZR

245

BYUtv

9403

Cartoon Network/Adult Swim

176/177

CBS Sports Network

158

C-SPAN

210

C-SPAN 2

211

CGTN

279

CGTN-Español

884

Christian Television Network

267

CMT

166

CNBC

208

CNN

200

Comedy Central

107

COMET

289

Cooking Channel

113

The Cowboy Channel

232

COZI TV

253

Craft

221

Daystar

263

DEAL

278/95

Destination America

194

Discovery Channel

182

Discovery Family Channel

179

DISH Info

101

DISH scapes1

199

DISH Studio

102

Disney Channel

172/173

Disney Junior

168

Disney XD

174

DIY Network

111

E!

114

Enlace

9411

EPIX

85

EPIX Drive-In

292

ESPN

140/144/145

ESPN2

143

ESPNEWS

142

ESPNU

141

Estrella TV

852

Eternal World Television Network

261

EVINE Live

134

Family Entertainment TV

82

FM

243

Folk TV

218

Food Network

110

Fox Business Network

206

Fox News

205

FOX Sports 1 (FS1)

150

FOX Sports 2 (FS2)

149

Free Speech TV

9415

Freeform (formerly ABC Family)

180

Fuse

164

FX

136

FX Movie Channel (FXM)

384

FXX

125

FYI

119

Galavisión

273

Game Show Network

116

Gem Shopping Network

229

getTV

373

Golf Channel

401

Great American Country

165

GRIT

217

Hallmark Channel

185

Hallmark Drama

186

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

187

Headline News

202

Heroes & Icons

293

HGTV

112

Hillsong Channel

258

HISTORY (formerly The History Channel)

120

HITN

843

HLN

202

Hopper Insider

103

HSN

74/287

HSN2

226

IFC

133

Impact Television Network

268

In Country Television

230

INSP

259

Investigation Discovery

192

ION

250

JTV (Jewelry Television®)

83/227

JusticeCentral.TV

240

LHN (Longhorn Network)

Laff TV

237

Lifetime

108

Lifetime Movie Network

109

Link TV

9410

LOGO

254

Mercury TV (MALL)

86/220

MeTV

247

MLB Network

152/478

MOTOR TREND

246

MoviePlex

377

THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ (TMC)

329

MSNBC

209

MTV

160

MTV2

161

MTV Classic

163

MTV Live

369

NASA

286

Nat Geo WILD

190

National Geographic

186

NBA TV

156

(NBC) UNIVERSO

838

NBCSN

159

Newsmax TV

216

Newsy

283

NFL Network

154

NHL Network

157

Nick Jr.

169

Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite

170/171

Nicktoons

178

Olympic Channel

389

Outdoor Channel

396

OWN

189

Oxygen

127

Pac-12 Network

406/409

Paramount Network

241

Pay-Per-View Guide

500

Pop

117

Pursuit

393

QVC

71/137

QVC 2

255

RECTV

284

REELZ

299

Renew

94/223/277

RFD-TV

231

Ride TV

248

Russia Today

280

Sale

225

Science Channel

193

SEC Network

404/408

Shepherd's Chapel Network

256

Shop LC (formerly the Liquidation Channel)

88/274/882

Sirius XM

99

Sirius XM (ViP Receiver)

6002-6096

Smithsonian Channel

367

SonLife Broadcasting Network (SBN)

257

Sportsman Channel

395

Start TV

291

STARZ ENCORE

341

STARZ ENCORE Action

343

STARZ ENCORE Black

345

STARZ ENCORE Classic

346

STARZ ENCORE Family

347

STARZ Encore Suspense

344

STARZ Encore Westerns

342

SundanceTV

126

Syfy

122

TBN

260

TBS

139

TeenNick

181

Tennis Channel

400

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

9393

TLC

183

TMC XTRA

330

TNT

138

Travel Channel

196

truTV

242

TUDN

856

TV Games Network

399

TV Land

106

TVG2

398

UniMás

271

Univision

270/827/828

Uplifting Entertainment

188

USA Network

105

VH1

162

VICE TV

121

Victory

265

The Weather Channel

214

WeatherNation

215

WGN America

239

Women's Entertainment

128

World Fishing Network

394

YouTV

228/275

Z Living

191

If you haven’t signed up for DISH yet, our channel guide can help you decide on the best DISH TV package for you. Then use the link below to become a new DISH customer.

DISH TV channel lineup FAQ

What channel is ESPN on DISH Network?

DISH carries ESPN on channels 140, 144, and 145. You’ll find ESPNU on 141, ESPNEWS on 142, and ESPN2 on 143. These sports must-haves come with every DISH package.

What channel is Disney Channel on DISH Network?

DISH offers Disney Channel on channels 172 and 173. While Disney Channel comes with every DISH plan, you’ll need America's Top 200 or America’s Top 250 for Disney Junior (168) and Disney XD (174).

What channel is Animal Planet on DISH Network?

Animal Planet is on channel 184, and it comes included with all of DISH’s packages. For more nature documentaries, check out Nat Geo WILD on channel 190 (available with America’s Top 200 and America’s Top 250).

What channel is USA on DISH Network?

USA Network is on channel 105, and it comes with every DISH channel lineup.

What channel is TLC on DISH Network?

You’ll find TLC on channel 183 with any DISH channel package.

What channel is CNN on DISH Network?

You can watch CNN on channel 200 with any DISH TV plan.

What channel is STARZ on DISH Network?

STARZ is on channels 340 and 350. When you sign up with DISH, you get this premium channel for free for three months—after that, it’s $10 per month.

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