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Football

Football on DISH

If you have questions about football on DISH, you’ve come to the right place! Learn how to find when your team is playing and how to manage your programming to watch your game. Plus, discover a few helpful resources that will enhance your football-viewing experience all season long.

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  • How can I easily find my game on DISH?

    The quickest, easiest way to find your game is through the Game Finder app, available online or through your DISH receiver. Not only can Game Finder direct you to the channel your game is airing on, but it also allows you to view scores and stats across any sport while offering the ability to customize your experience by displaying only the sports and teams that matter to you.

    Access Game Finder online
    Access Game Finder on a Hopper or Wally Family Receiver
    Access Game Finder on a ViP Receiver

  • What do I do if a channel isn't displaying my game?

    If your game isn’t showing on the channel it’s supposed to be airing on, there are three common reasons:

    1. Wrong Subscription/Missing Locals

      If you see a “Programming Not Authorized” message on your TV screen, accompanied by error code 005, 013, or 371, that usually means that the channel you want to watch isn’t included in your subscribed programming package.

      We suggest checking out the Multi-Sport Pack – it's a great option for college football and NFL fans alike! Multi-Sport includes SEC, PAC-12 Network, Longhorn Network, and Big Ten Network, live look-ins on Saturday afternoon games, and NFL RedZone, which monitors every Sunday afternoon game and shows live look-ins on teams about to score.

      Visit My Programming to update your programming now. Don’t forget that you might need to re-add local channels to get your favorite in-market games.

    2. Wrong Channel

      It might be airing on a different channel. If this is the case, you should see a pop-up on your TV screen indicating what channel to tune to.

    3. Game is Blacked Out

      Our agreements with broadcasters sometimes require us to blackout sporting events. These blackout rules are controlled by the leagues, sports associations, and networks that purchase the rights to the broadcasts. Often, if a game is blacked out on one of your channels, you may be able to view the game on another DISH or local broadcast channel. Learn more about blackout restrictions.

  • Is there a way to get notified when my favorite college team is playing?

    Yes, using GameTime!

    GameTime allows you to sign up for weekly text or email notifications about your favorite college football team(s) or conference.

  • Am I able to watch multiple games at once?

    Yes, with Multi-View!

    Watch more than one game at a time on Saturday and/or Sunday afternoons on your Hopper, Wally, or Joey. You can watch six collegiate games on one screen with College Sports MultiView – just go to channel 151. The featured games are predetermined and cannot be changed.

    If you have a Hopper 3, you can pick four channels to watch at one time with Multi-View. This feature is available on the Hopper 3 only - it is not available on any Joey(s) connected to your Hopper 3.