What Channel Is GAC On Dish Network?

by Allison Cruz | Updated 6/25/23

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The Great American Channel (GAC) is on Channel 165 for Dish Network customers.  They also have a sister channel called GAC Living that you can watch on Channel 248.

Dish has simplified the channel-finding process compared to cable providers like Comcast and Spectrum.

Channel numbers except for broadcast channels are identical throughout the country.

Check out below for the channel schedule for the GAC channels and your full list of viewing options.

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Dish Network GAC Channels

Little Rock165Detroit165
Yuma165St. Louis165
Los Angeles165Charlotte165
San Francisco165Omaha165
San Diego165Las Vegas165
Fresno165New York165
Colorado Springs165Oklahoma City165
Washington DC165Philadelphia165
Fort Worth165Memphis165
Miami165El Paso165
Honolulu165San Antonio165
Kansas City165Norfolk165
New Orleans165Boston165

Christmas Movies on GAC

Dish has put the GAC Channel on Channel 165 for their subscribers and most of the time the channel plays reruns of classic shows.

That could be disappointing for people who want to watch their Christmas and romance movies but you’re not entirely out of luck.

You can watch some of GAC’s movie slate on weekdays from 6 PM to 10 PM.  Prior to the holiday season, that’s the only time these movies are available.

There are no movies on weekends.  A positive note is that GAC releases new movies, including Christmas movies throughout the year.

One recent example was A Belgian Chocolate Christmas which came out in July.

GAC will go all out on Christmas movies in November when it’ll dial down the reruns and release its new slate of movies.

In 2021, GAC had 13 movies and in 2022 it had 18 movies.  Here’s hoping that they’re able to do over 30 this year.

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GAC Channel Schedule On Dish

When GAC isn’t showing Christmas movies on Dish on Channel 165, they generally play reruns.

Currently, they air classic shows like Columbo, Murder, She Wrote, and Little House On the Prairie.

During the weekend, they have 24-hour marathons of Murder, She Wrote on Saturday and Columbo on Sunday.

For weekdays, it starts with Columbo, then Murder, She Wrote, and then Little House on the Prairie.

One exciting thing about GAC on Dish is that they have a second GAC channel called GAC Living.

GAC Living has syndicated content like The Lone Ranger and Bonanza but creates original programming as well.

Some of their most popular shows are Going RV, First Time Flippers, and Log Cabin Kings.

GAC Living is like a more modern version of HGTV.  It focuses more on Middle America than million-dollar listings in New York or LA.

Other Ways To Watch The Great American Channel

You have two other options to watch GAC on Dish besides Channel 165.

Unfortunately, there’s no option to watch on the GAC site and the other two options are watching on Dish’s other platforms.

These platforms are the Dish website and app.  It operates under the brand name Dish Anywhere.

With Dish Anywhere, you can log into your Dish account and watch GAC and other channels.

It’s convenient to be able to watch on the go on your phone although that’s generally a smaller screen.

For both options, you should be able to cast to a smart TV.  There’s some level of DVR recording for both platforms if you can’t watch a new movie or show when it comes out.

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We’re excited about the new Christmas movies on GAC.

With the help that you’ve given, you should know now when you can watch movies on the Channel and when the new Christmas movies start airing.

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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.