REELZ and DISH Renew Distribution Agreement

REELZ and DISH Network L.L.C. have agreed to terms for a contract renewal that provides DISH customers with continued access to the entertainment network’s live and Video-On-Demand television events, miniseries, movies and original shows.

The renewal provides DISH subscribers with REELZ original programming, including the hit reality series Hollywood Hillbillies and The Kennedys-After Camelot, the sequel to the Emmy Award-winning miniseries The Kennedys featuring Katie Holmes.

DISH subscribers will also see the June 6 premiere of Branson Taxi, the new original docuseries in which the entertainment capital of middle America – Branson, Missouri – serves as a backdrop to the drama, fun and enthusiasm behind the town’s cab company kingpin.

REELZ is available to DISH customers in America’s Top 120 programming package and above.

About REELZCHANNEL—Hollywood Happens Here

REELZ is a leading independent cable and satellite general entertainment network, connecting its viewers across America with the magic, wonder and excitement of Hollywood wherever it happens. The network is home to cutting-edge factual entertainment and reality programs, compelling television events, miniseries, movies and series featuring big stories and big stars. Programming ranges from the critically acclaimed and award-winning The Kennedys to Hollywood Hillbillies, The Kennedys-After Camelot, Beverly Hills Pawn, Branson Taxi, The Master P Project, Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…, Celebrity Legacies, OK! TV, Hollywood Scandals and much more that connects directly to the world of entertainment. REELZ also showcases top movie and entertainment expert Leonard Maltin who provides specific on-air recommendations for movies viewers can watch at home.

REELZ reaches 70 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, DISH Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 233, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and cable systems nationwide. Find REELZ in your area by visiting REELZ is a High-Definition network and if a cable or satellite provider doesn’t carry it that way, we encourage viewers to call and ask for REELZ in HD. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZ is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based in New York City with offices in Boston and Chicago. As one of the last truly independent television networks remaining in today’s media landscape REELZ has created the Independence Happens Here website to help keep free thought and innovation alive by highlighting the importance of independent businesses. The website can be found at


About DISH

DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides approximately 13.978 million pay-TV subscribers, as of Dec. 31, 2014, with the highest-quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. Subscribers enjoy a high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 250 company. Visit

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Courtney Culpepper, DISH