Dish and Encore are engaging in summer movie freeview across an array of the premium programmer's services.
Through July 24, the No. 2 DBS provider is offering free previews of seven Encore channels, including Encore HD East and Encore West, Encore HD, Movieplex and the Indieplex HD premium movie channels.
Dish subscribers will gain access to hundreds of theatricals, notably The Social Network, Secretariat and The Green Hornet, 19 classic James Bond films, as well as Encore's original miniseries Thorne.
Moreover, IndieplexHD in July is bringing such films as The Madness of King George, Cookie's Fortune and Wonderland into subscribers' living room.
Normally, Dish makes the seven distinct Encore channels and Movieplex available to its subscribers through its America's Top 25 or the America's Everything Pak programming packages. Encore Suspense, Indieplex HD and Movieplex are available to subscribers of Dish's Blockbuster @Home package, which includes more than 20 high-definition channels, a by-mail movie-disc service and thousands of streaming movies available online and through Internet-connected set-top boxes.
"Dish is about movies; we provide more options than any other pay-TV provider," said Dave Shull, senior vice president of Programming at Dish, in a statement. "The strong complement of movie and premium programming offered by the Encore and ‘plex services is a great vehicle to be on display in July for our customers. This free preview gives a taste of the options through our programming packages and services."
The free preview channel lineup includes:
*Encore, channels 340 (Encore HD East) and 341 (Encore West);
*Encore Westerns, channel 342;
*Encore Action, channel 343;
*Encore Suspence, channel 344;
*Encore Drama, channel 345;
*Encore Love, channel 346;
*Encore Family, channel 347;
*Movieplex, channel 377; and
•Indieplex HD, channel 378.
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