What Channel Is ESPN On Dish Network?

by Daniel Smith | Updated 1/2/24

what channel is espn on dish network

We found 7 channels where you can watch ESPN on Dish Network.

That’s because ESPN has multiple subchannels like ESPNU and ESPN Deportes.

It would be nice to have a full list of all these channels, so we did the research and have provided this list below.

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Dish ESPN Channels

Dish/ESPN Channel

Birmingham140, 144Baltimore140, 144
Little Rock140, 144Detroit140, 144
Phoenix140, 144Minneapolis140, 144
Yuma140, 144St. Louis140, 144
Los Angeles140, 144Charlotte140, 144
San Francisco140, 144Omaha140, 144
Bakersfield140, 144Albuquerque140, 144
San Diego140, 144Las Vegas140, 144
Fresno140, 144New York140, 144
Sacramento140, 144Columbus140, 144
Colorado Springs140, 144Oklahoma City140, 144
Denver140, 144Portland140, 144
Washington DC140, 144Philadelphia140, 144
Jacksonville140, 144Nashville140, 144
Fort Worth140, 144Memphis140, 144
Miami140, 144El Paso140, 144
Orlando140, 144Houston140, 144
Tampa140, 144Brownsville140, 144
Atlanta140, 144Dallas140, 144
Honolulu140, 144San Antonio140, 144
Chicago140, 144Austin140, 144
Kansas City140, 144Norfolk140, 144
Louisville140, 144Seattle140, 144
New Orleans140, 144Boston140, 144

ESPN On Dish Guide

The main ESPN channel is on Channels 140 and 144 on Dish Network.

140 is the main channel and 144 is the secondary channel in case there’s spillover content.  For the rest of the time, 144 will play local programming AKA infomercials.

Dish has a row of sports channels starting on Channel 140 and ending on Channel 159.

ESPN is the first on this list as it should be on Channel 140.

Most of the ESPN channels are on channels 140 to 145 except for ESPN Deportes which is much further out with other Hispanic language channels.

Channels 140 and 144 are the right channels for the primary ESPN channel no matter where you live.

This is a welcome upgrade over cable channels where there’s often multiple and different channels that are different depending on your zip code.

dish espn2 channel

ESPN2 / ESPN News On Dish

Dish Network customers can watch ESPN2 on channels 143 and 145 and ESPN News on Channel 142.

Like the main ESPN channel, the second ESPN2 Channel exists on Channel 145 for when they need two broadcast channels.

The rest of the time it will just be a place for infomercials.

If you’re looking for ESPN 3, go to Channel 142.  ESPN 3 was what ESPN News started out as but they rebranded it.

Unfortunately, ESPN Ocho only exists in the Dodgeball movie although ESPN rebranded a channel the Ocho for a couple of days as a marketing stunt a couple of years back.

For all Dish customers, here’s the list of channels where you can watch ESPN and its various sub-brands.

Dish ESPN Channels

ESPN140, 144ESPNU141
ESPN 2143, 145ESPN Deportes854
ESPN News142

Dish ESPNU and Deportes Channels

Other important ESPN channels that you might want to watch on Dish include ESPNU and ESPN Deportes.

There’s only one channel where you can watch each of these channels.

ESPNU is available on Dish Network on Channel 141 and ESPN Deportes is way out there on Channel 854.

It’s interesting that ESPN Deportes is not grouped with the rest of the ESPN channels and is grouped with a bunch of Spanish language channels.

In fact, it’s right next to the Fox Sports Deportes channel.

The U in ESPNU stands for University.  ESPNU is the channel where you can watch college sports that ESPN has the rights for.

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It’s good that Dish put the ESPN channels next to each other.  With this guide, we hope we saved you some time and made it easier to find the channel that you’re looking for.

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About the author

Daniel Smith is the CTO of BillSmart. A graduate of UC Berkeley, he's worked for top tech companies like Adobe and Palantir. In his free time, he enjoys messing around in crypto and playing strategy games.