Dish Launches Filipino Package


EchoStar Communications Corp.’s Dish Network is offering a new Filipino programming package called “Viva Pinoy Pack,” officials said Thursday.

Viva Pinoy Pack includes Viva TV, NBN America and RPN USA. Dish currently carries four Filipino channels: Viva, NBN, RPN and the Mabuhay Channel.

The Viva Pinoy Filipino-programming package offers a mix of Filipino-language channels that provide movies, news, sports and lifestyle programs.

Viva provides access to the most recent and top-rated movies from the Philippines. NBN offers extensive news programming, along with local sports such as basketball and boxing, while RPN is a general entertainment and lifestyle channel that offers Filipino music, news, cooking, travel and fashion programming. Mabuhay provides Pinoy audiences with the very best in Pinoy news, movies, travel and lifestyle entertainment programs.

The Viva Pinoy Pack is $11.99 per month for customers who subscribe to either “DishFamily,” “America’s Top 60” or above, “Dish Latino” or above or “Great Wall.” The package is $16.99 for customers without qualifying programming packages.