Dish México

Dish México, S. de R. L. de C.V. (In Mexico: Alcanzca) is a Mexican-owned company that operates a subscription satellite television service in México nationwide.[1][2] S. de R. L. de C.V., stands for Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada de Capital Variable, a form of limited company. It is owned by MVS Comunicaciones (51%) and Dish Network Corporation (49%).

Dish México, S. de R. L. de C.V.
Private Company
ProductsDirect broadcast satellite
ParentMVS Comunicaciones (51%)
Dish Network Corporation (49%)
WebsiteDish México


On 1 December 2008, Dish México began to operate in México, after an agreement between Dish Network Corporation (a spinoff from former parent company EchoStar, which was founded by Charlie Ergen as a satellite television equipment distributor in 1980) and the Mexican media conglomerate MVS Comunicaciones. Dish Network owns 49% and MVS owns 51% of Dish México. On January 2011, Dish México added six HD channels TNT, Space, Fox Sports en Español, History Channel, Universal Channel and Sony Entertainment Television. On April 2011 Dish México added three new channels: Fox, Nat Geo, and Nat Geo Wild.[3] All of Dish México's channels programming are dubbed or subtitled in Spanish or originally Spanish language.

Broadcast networks

Dish México could not transmit Televisa or TV Azteca network locals due to a dispute between Dish México and Televisa. The fight was produced when Televisa wanted to charge Dish México per subscriber for its feeds of free over-the-air Televisa network channels; including some restricted channel. Dish México decided to distribute an HD receiver with a terrestrial antenna input which when connected to an over the air antenna picks up digital local stations signals free of charge. On June 16, 2013, Dish showed a TV commercial where they announced that it would add the national free-to-air television channels, including Televisa (Las Estrellas, Canal 5 and Gala TV) and TV Azteca (Azteca 7 and Azteca Trece), thanks to the telecommunications reform enacted on June 2013, in which all satellite TV companies are forced to transmit television signals that have 50 percent coverage national territory or more.[4][5] The broadcast of these channels was made official since September 11, 2013.


The following is a list of Dish México channels available on Echostar IV located at 77 degrees West Longitude.[6] [7] [8][9] All channels are the Spanish Latin American versions of the networks.

Broadcast companyChannels
FOX ChannelsFox, Fox Life, Fox Sports (three channels), FX, FXM
Warner/Turner ChannelsWarner Channel, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TBS, CNN, CNN Internacional, HBO Channels, Space, TNT, HTV, I.Sat
Over-the-air channelsAzteca Trece, Las Estrellas, Imagen Televisión, Canal 5, Azteca 7, Canal Once
Discovery ChannelsDiscovery Channel, Discovery Kids, Discovery HD Theater, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet
PublicCongress of the Union Channel, SCJN's Channel Mexico, XEIMT Canal 22, Una Voz Con Todos, TV UNAM,


  1. Expansión Volume 40, Page 18 2009 "Gisela Vázquez, DISH México – La competencia en televisión satelital llegará a la Ciudad de México en las próximas semanas cuando Dish México inicie operaciones en el mayor mercado del país. Dish es una firma en la que participan la ..."
  2. Boletín bursátil: Sección Mercado de capitales Page 211 2008 "Dish México (Formada por MVS Comunicaciones y Echostar ..."
  3. Dish México
  4. Dish ofrecerá señal de Televisa y Tv Azteca
  5. Dish ofrecerá canales de Tv Azteca y Televisa
  6. Echostar Satellite Services
  7. Dish México Packages
  8. Dish HD receiver with over the air locals availablilty Archived 14 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  9. COFETEL: List of Mexican local channels broadcasting in digital Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
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