In the spring of 2010, DISH Network added The Documentary Channel, a specialty channel that airs documentaries from around the world, including some never-before-seen in the United States, and it likes to focus on programming from independent filmmakers. Their goal is to “… illuminate unexplored worlds and provide an artistic lens through which we view reality. By bringing these authentic stories to television viewers nationwide, Documentary Channel hopes to inspire, motivate, educate, and entertain.” For me, that’s like a television channel dream-come-true.
The Documentary Channel originally launched in January 2006, founded by Oscar nominated and Emmy winning documentary author Tom Neff and won its first Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary for Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire in September of 2007. For the independent film maker, they have a Submissions Page where you may submit your work as well as encouraging folks to make submissions to their Viewer Feedback address in regards their on air programming. Now how sweet is that?
The Documentary Channel is on DISH channel 197. The great thing about the DOC channel is that it’s in almost all programming packages beginning with:
Because this channel is available in so many different packages, it’s an incredibly affordable entertainment option for any budget. Since the lineup is always changing I’m never disappointed in the quality of investigative reporting, on a multitude of topics, including; history, music, science, artists, culture and more.
If you are anything like me, and desire quality, educational entertainment for your whole family, as well as yourself, at at unbelievably affordable price, I strongly encourage you to subscribe to DISH Network today and give The Documentary Channel a try.