DogTV Secures Carriage Deal With Dish

Premium cable network DogTV has reached a carriage deal with Dish, the network announced Thursday.

The service, which offers video content targeted to stay-at-home dogs and their owners, will be offered to Dish's satellite customers for $4.99 a month on channel 285, according to network officials.

The deal increases DogTV’s reach in the US by 30% and will help the service get in front of 70 million subscribers by the end of 2018, said the network. Part owned by Discovery Inc., DogTV is also available through DirecTV, Comcast's X-1 platform, RCN, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon FireTV, Roku, and as an iOS and Android app.

“We are thrilled to work with Dish to make this unique, creative and fun channel available to more dog lovers,” said Gilad Neumann, CEO and co-founder of DogTV, in a statement. 

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