DISH Introduces “Skinny Bundle” Package


ENGLEWOOD: DISH has introduced a new Flex Pack skinny bundle that provides customers with a core package of more than 50 networks and the ability to add or remove channel packs as they wish.

For $39.99 per month, customers will get a core package that includes such channels as AMC, TNT, USA, HGTV, E!, Cartoon Network, HISTORY, A&E, CNN, Discovery, TBS, Food Network, FX and TV Land. They will also get the choice of one of eight themed channel packs, and can add more anytime. Individual packs feature local broadcast networks, kids, national and regional action and general entertainment. Customers who choose not to add any channel packs can receive the Flex Pack core programming for $29.99. Premium channels like HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and Starz are also available as add-ons for an additional fee.

“Our customers are frustrated with having to pay for hundreds of channels, most of which they never watch,” said Warren Schlichting, DISH’s executive VP of marketing, programming and media sales. “Flex Pack provides a level of flexibility and control that brings our customers closer to the ideal of fully tailoring their channel lineup.”