Dish Network Latino Bonus Pack

I inquired with Dish Network about their Latino Bonus Pack, a $17 à la carte add-on.  I wanted to know what channels were included.  In the end, after first directing me to a web page on Latino Basico which is a different package, the representative gave me a list of 17 channels, none of which were Latino channels.  Most (over half) were shopping channels.  That really didn’t answer my question.  After further inquiries, I was told Univision and UniMás were included.  On my dish receiver, when I selected All Channels in my guide, I could see Univision (it was in red since I wasn’t subscribed to it) but I did not see UniMás.  I was concerned that my equipment might not allow me to get the channel.  I couldn’t seem to get the representative to understand my question and she couldn’t tell me definitively if I’d be able to get it or not.  Gambling $17 for a month to find out wasn’t my first choice but it was getting very clear that it was my best choice.  Getting a complete list from them pretty much seemed impossible.

I ran across the question a few times while doing an Internet search but found no real definitive and current answer.  I added the pack today and took the time to figure out exactly what was added.  I now offer this information to you.

I got more than I was expecting.  If Dish would put the information on their website, they might get more subscribers, particularly for those interested in telenovelas, Latin culture, music, or sports.

I have a Dish 625 DVR receiver (standard definition) with a Dish Plus satellite dish pointed southwest and I live in Michigan.  I subscribe to what was known as Dish Family.  It’s currently called Smart Pack.  If you have a different package or equipment, or live in a different part of the U.S., you might get a different experience than I do.  Some channels are on multiple satellites so channel numbers might be different for you.  I cannot tell which channels that I already receive may also be in the Latino Bonus pack since there would be no change from my end for me to notice.  I already get a lot of shopping channels (that I wish I could delete) for instance.  For those reasons, this list cannot be absolutely definitive.

Some channels of note that I already received with Dish Family (Smart Pack) as of today include:

  • 279     CCTV News
  • 280     RT (Russia Today)
  • 823     BabyFirst TV
  • 843     HITN
  • 846     V-Me
  • 884     CCTV-Espanol
  • 983     CD-Kidtunes               mirror 976/983
  • 9411   Enlace

The channels that were added with the Latino Bonus Pack include:

  • 174     Disney XD
  • 270     Univision (East)           mirror 270/827
  • 271     UniMás (East)             mirror 271/830
  • 273     Galavisión                   mirror 273/833
  • 392     beIN SPORTS            mirror 392/871
  • 819     Viva Mariachi (Music)
  • 820     Mojito (Music)
  • 821     La Musica (Music)
  • 824     Baby TV
  • 825     Azteca America
  • 826     WAPA America
  • 827     Univision (East)          mirror 270/827
  • 828     Univision (West)
  • 830     UniMás (East)            mirror 271/830
  • 832     CentroamericaTV
  • 833     Galavisión                 mirror 273/833
  • 834     Pasiones
  • 835     Telemundo (East)
  • 836     Telemundo (West)
  • 837     Univision tlnovelas
  • 838     mun2
  • 840     Televisión Española Internacional
  • 841     TV Colombia
  • 842     Fox Life
  • 845     Discovery en Español
  • 847     FOROtv
  • 848     Cbeebies (in Spanish)
  • 850     History en Español
  • 853     Discovery Kids en Español / Discovery Familia
  • 854     ESPN Deportes
  • 855     FOX Deportes
  • 858     Teleformula
  • 859     CNN en Español
  • 861     NatGeo Mundo
  • 862     De Pelicula
  • 863     De Pelicula Clasico
  • 865     Cinelatino
  • 867     Bandamax
  • 868     Telehit
  • 869     Univision Deportes Network
  • 870     Univision Deportes 2
  • 871     beIN SPORTS           mirror 392/871
  • 872     MTV Tres
  • 873     beIN SPORTS 2 (alternate)
  • 950     CD 1 Shine
  • 951     CD 2 Country Gold
  • 952     CD 3 Nashville USA
  • 953     CD 4 Jukebox Gold
  • 954     CD 5 Songbook
  • 955     CD 6 Unforgettable
  • 956     CD 7 Cashmere
  • 957     CD 8 Backpages
  • 958     CD 9 Strobe
  • 959     CD 10 Rock Show
  • 960     CD 11 Feedback
  • 961     CD 12 The Café
  • 962     CD 13 NuJazz
  • 963     CD 14 Concrete Beats
  • 964     CD 15 Martini Time
  • 965     CD 16 Ambrosia
  • 966     CD 17 Frequency
  • 967     CD 18 Jazz Traditions
  • 968     CD 19 Impressions
  • 969     CD 20 Acoustic Crossroads
  • 970     CD 21 Plaza
  • 971     CD 22 Ensemble
  • 972     CD 23 Intermezzo
  • 973     CD 24 Easy Instrumentals
  • 974     CD 25 Swing Kings
  • 975     CD 26 The Light
  • 976     CD 27 Kid Tunes       mirror 976/983
  • 977     CD 28 Aura
  • 978     CD 29 Lucille
  • 979     CD 30 Kingston
  • 980     CD 31 BYU Radio Network
  • 981     CD 32 Hawaiian
  • 6002   SiriusXM Hits – 1
  • 6003   SiriusXM Top 20 on 20
  • 6004   Sirius XM 40’s on 4
  • 6005   Sirius XM 50’s on 5
  • 6006   Sirius XM 60’s on 6
  • 6007   Sirius XM 70’s on 7
  • 6008   Sirius XM 80’s on 8
  • 6009   Sirius XM 90’s on 9
  • 6015   Sirius XM The Pulse
  • 6016   Sirius XM The Blend
  • 6017   Sirius XM Love
  • 6019   Sirius XM Elvis Radio
  • 6020   Sirius XM E Street Radio
  • 6021   Sirius XM Underground Garage
  • 6022   Sirius XM Pearl Jam Radio
  • 6023   Sirius XM The Greatful Dead
  • 6024   Sirius XM Radio Margaritaville
  • 6025   Sirius XM Classic Rewind
  • 6026   Sirius XM Classic Vinyl
  • 6027   Sirius XM Deep Tracks
  • 6028   Sirius XM Spectrum
  • 6029   Sirius XM Jam_ON
  • 6030   Sirius XM The Loft
  • 6031   Sirius XM Coffee House
  • 6032   Sirius XM The Bridge
  • 6033   Sirius XM 1st Wave
  • 6034   Sirius XM Lithium
  • 6035   Sirius XM XMU
  • 6036   Sirius XM Alt Nation
  • 6037   Sirius XM Octane
  • 6038   Sirius XM Ozzy’s Boneyard
  • 6039   Sirius XM Hair Nation
  • 6040   Sirius XM Liquid Metal
  • 6041   Sirius XM Faction
  • 6042   Sirius XM The Joint
  • 6044   Sirius XM Hip-Hop Nation
  • 6045   Sirius XM Shade 45
  • 6046   Sirius XM BackSpin
  • 6047   Sirius XM The Heat
  • 6048   Sirius XM Heart & Soul
  • 6049   Sirius XM Soul Town
  • 6051   Sirius XM BPM
  • 6052   Sirius XM Electric Area
  • 6053   Sirius XM Chill
  • 6054   Sirius XM Studio 54 Radio
  • 6056   Sirius XM Willie’s Roadhouse
  • 6058   Sirius XM Prime Country
  • 6059   Sirius XM The Highway
  • 6060   Sirius XM Outlaw Country
  • 6061   Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction
  • 6063   Sirius XM The Message
  • 6064   Sirius XM Praise
  • 6065   Sirius XM enLighten
  • 6066   Sirius XM Watercolors
  • 6067   Sirius XM Real Jazz
  • 6068   Sirius XM Spa
  • 6069   Sirius XM Escape
  • 6070   Sirius XM BB King’s Biuesville
  • 6071   Sirius XM Siriusly Sinatra
  • 6072   Sirius XM On Braodway
  • 6074   Sirius XM Met Opera Radio
  • 6075   Sirius XM Pops
  • 6076   Sirius XM Symphony Hall
  • 6090   Sirius XM Caliente
  • 6091   Sirius XM Viva
  • 6092   Sirius XM La Mezcla
  • 6093   Sirius XM Flow Nacion
  • 6094   Sirius XM Aguila
  • 6095   Sirius XM Latidos
  • 6096   Sirius XM Caricia
  • 6097   Sirius XM Luna
  • 6098   Sirius XM Rumbon
  • 6099   Sirius XM La Kueva

That should give you a pretty good idea as to what you could expect for your $17/month.