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List of Line-Up Changes on Dish Network from the 1990s

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Main article: List of Dish Network channels

See also: List of Line-Up Changes on Dish Network from the 2000s

1990s

1996

March

Dish Network was launched on March 4, 1996 and these were the following channels that were added on the lineup.

Position Logo Channel Notes
100 Dish 1996.svg Dish On-Demand Previews added
102 USA Network 1980.svg USA Network added
104 Comedy Central 1992.svg Comedy Central added
108 Lifetime 1994.svg Lifetime added
110 TV Food Network 1993.svg TV Food Network added
112 HGTV 1994.svg HGTV added
114 E! 1990.svg E! Entertainment Television added
118 A&E 1995.svg A&E added
120 The History Channel.svg The History Channel added
122 Sci-Fi Channel 1995.svg Sci-Fi Channel added
132 Turner Classic Movies 1994.svg Turner Classic Movies added
138 TNT 1995.svg TNT added
140 ESPN.svg ESPN added
141 ESPN.svg ESPN (Alternate) added
142 ESPN2 1993.svg ESPN2 added
143 ESPN2 1993.svg ESPN2 (Alternate) added
160 MTV 2002.svg MTV added
162 VH1 1994.svg VH1 added
166 CMT 1991.svg Country Music Television added
168 The Nashville Network 1988.svg The Nashville Network added
170 Nickelodeon Old.svgNick at Nite 1992.svg Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite added
172 The Disney Channel 1986.svg The Disney Channel added
176 Cartoon Network 1992.svg Cartoon Network added
178 The Learning Channel 1992.svg The Learning Channel added
180 The Family Channel.svg The Family Channel added
182 Discovery Channel 1995.svg Discovery Channel added
200 CNN 1984.svg CNN added
202 Headline News 1992.svg Headline News added
204 Court TV 1991.svg Court TV added
206 CNNfn.svgCNN International 1995.png CNNfn/CNN International added
208 CNBC 1994.svg CNBC added
210 C-SPAN 1991.svg C-SPAN added
214 The Weather Channel 1982.svg The Weather Channel added
220 The Travel Channel.svg Travel Channel added
222 Home Shopping Network 1995.png Home Shopping Network added
226 QVC 1993.svg QVC added
230 TBS 1994.svg TBS Superstation added
232 KTLA 1995.svg KTLA (WB-Los Angeles) added
234 WPIX 1995.svg WPIX (WB-New York) added
240 WGN 1993.svg WGN (WB-Chicago) (Superstation feed) added
241 NBC 1986.svg NBC (WNBC-New York) added
243 CBS.svg CBS (WRAL-Raleigh) added
245 ABC 1988.svg ABC (WJLA-Washington, DC) added
247 FoxNet 1993.svg FoxNet added
249 PBS Satellite Service added
260 TBN 1992.png Trinity Broadcasting Network added
261 EWTN 1995.jpg EWTN added
300 HBO Flat.svg HBO (East) added
301 HBO 2 1993.jpg HBO 2 (East) added
302 HBO 3 1995.png HBO 3 added
303 HBO Flat.svg HBO (West) added
304 HBO 2 1993.jpg HBO 2 (West) added
310 Showtime 1990.svg Showtime (East) added
311 Showtime 2 added
312 Showtime 1990.svg Showtime (West) added
320 Cinemax 1985.svg Cinemax (East) added
321 Cinemax 2 1991.jpg Cinemax 2 added
322 Cinemax 1985.svg Cinemax (West) added
500-505 Dish 1996.svg Dish On-Demand added
600 Rai International 1995.jpg RAI International added
602 ART America added
950-976 Dish 1996.svg Dish CD added

April

Channel # Network Notes
242 CBS (KPIX-San Francisco) added
244 NBC (KNBC-Los Angeles)
246 ABC (KOMO-Seattle)
330 The Movie Channel (East)
331 The Movie Channel (West)
401 The Golf Channel

May

Channel # Network Notes
106 TV Land added
977 LDS Radio Network

June

Channel # Network Notes
604 Antenna Satellite added

August

Channel # Network Notes
620 MTV Latino added
626 Prime Deportiva
628 Telemundo

November

Channel # Network Notes
116 Game Show Network added
124 BET
144 ESPNEWS
184 Animal Planet
212 C-SPAN 2
216 National Empowerment Television
236 WSBK (UPN-Boston)
318 Sundance Channel
319 Flix
412 Madison Square Garden
414 Fox Sports Rocky Mountain
416 Fox Sports Southwest
417 Fox Sports West
418 Fox Sports Midwest
420 SportSouth
422 Sunshine Network
424 Home Team Sports
426 Fox Sports Northwest
428 Fox Sports Pittsburgh
430 PASS Sports
432 Empire Sports Network
434 New England Sports Network
436 Midwest Sports Channel
506-510 Dish On-Demand 5 more channels were added
978-980 Dish CD 3 more channels were added

1997

February

Channel # Network Notes
420 SportSouth renamed Fox Sports South

June

Channel # Network Notes
161 M2 added
171 Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite (West)
173 Disney Channel (West)
305 HBO Family

October

Channel # Network Notes
430 PASS Sports replaced with Fox Sports Detroit

November

Channel # Network Notes
243 CBS (WRAL-Raleigh) replaced with WSEE-Erie
245 ABC (WJLA-Washington, D.C.) replaced with WKRN-Nashville

December

Position Logo Channel Notes
340 Encore 1994.svg Encore added
350 Starz! 1994.svg Starz added

1998

January

Channel # Network Notes
606 TV5 USA added

February

Channel # Network Notes
497 Playboy TV added
499 AdulTVision

March

Channel # Network Notes
207 Bloomberg Television added
213 NASA TV

April

Channel # Network Notes
117 CBS Eye On People added
129 Bravo
130 American Movie Classics
131 Romance Classics added (airs 6pm Sunday to 6pm Thursday)
Independent Film Channel added (airs 6pm Thursday to 6pm Sunday)
141 ESPN (Alternate) moved to 145
142 ESPN2 moved to 144
143 Classic Sports Network added
143 ESPN2 (Alternate) moved to 146
144 ESPNEWS moved to 142
174 Toon Disney launched
209 MSNBC added
238 WWOR (UPN-New York)
322 Showtime Extreme
331 Starz! 2
413 Fox Sports New York
419 Fox Sports Bay Area
421 Fox Sports Chicago
423 SportsChannel Florida
425 Fox Sports Ohio
427 Fox Sports Ohio (Cincinnati feed)
435 Fox Sports New England

May

Channel # Network Notes
608 TV Polonia added
640 TV Japan

July

Channel # Network Notes
235 KWGN (WB-Denver) added
611 Zee TV
613 TV Asia
660 Radio France International

August

Channel # Network Notes
137 FX added
180 Family Channel renamed Fox Family Channel
243 CBS (WSEE-Erie) replaced with WCBS-New York
244 CBS (KPIX-San Francisco) replaced with KCBS-Los Angeles
245 ABC (WKRN-Nashville) replaced with WABC-New York
246 ABC (KOMO-Seattle) replaced with KABC-Los Angeles
247 FoxNet replaced with WNYW-New York
342 Westerns: Encore 3 added
602 ART America moved to 650
651 ART Movies added
652 LBC America

September

Channel # Network Notes
191 ZDTV added
248 Fox West (KTTV-Los Angeles)
270 Univision
272 Galavision
620 MTV En Español replaced with HTV
655 Radio Maria (Spanish) added
658 Radio Maria (Italian)
664 Radio Maria (Polish)

October

Channel # Network Notes
135 BBC America added
615 RTP Internacional

December

Channel # Network Notes
153 The Outdoor Channel added
December 2 - 9, 1998
150 Speedvision added, and then removed in dispute
151 Outdoor Life Network

1999

January

Channel # Network Notes
205 Fox News Channel added
415 Fox Sports Arizona
495 The Erotic Network
496 Exxstasy
499 AdultVision replaced with Pleasure

February

Channel # Network Notes
169 Noggin launched
181 PAX added
224 Shop at Home
645 JSC - Al Jazeera Satellite Channel

August

Channel # Network Notes
498 Playboy En Español added
620 HTV moved to 629
621 Discovery En Español added
622 GEMS Television
625 TV Chile
626 CBS TeleNoticias
626 Fox Sports World Español moved to 628
627 Canal Sur added
628 Telemundo moved to 620
630 MTV S added
631 Cine Latino
632 Gran Canal Latino

October

Channel # Network Notes
240 Superstation WGN (Chicago) drops WB affiliation
585-588 The Racing Network added
592 NTV
593 NTV Plus

November

Channel # Network Notes
654 Channel Korea added

December

Channel # Network Notes
405 TV Games Network added
617 Zee Gold