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Deep Dish TV is the first national satellite network. It was launched in 1986 by Paper Tiger TV as a distribution network, linking independent producers, programmers, community-based activists and viewers who support movements for social change and economic justice. Deep Dish TV is committed to democratizing media by providing a national forum for programming created by community-based organizations and independent producers. To this end, we have employed all the technology we can get our hands on, and fought for space on the public airwaves to reach television viewers throughout the U.S. Our programs are shown on over 200 public access cable stations around the country, on selected PBS stations, and received by thousands of satellite dish viewers nationwide on Free Speech TV channel 9415 on the DishNetwork. We are also committed to reaching student and community groups through screenings the distribution of DVD copies of our programs.

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Providing venues for grassroots, independent producers and videographers is central to the Deep Dish TV mission. The series and programs that we distribute via satellite and cable TV stations and on the Internet are collaged from the work of media makers from all over the world. We invite you to participate in our current series by contributing your short video or footage to one or more of the programs. The terms and how to submit videos are explained on each of our current project pages. We invite you to join our network of hundreds of videographers, producers and artists.

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Deep Dish TV is dedicated to creating and distributing timely, informative and provocative programs made by grassroots, independent videographers, producers and artists. We have built coalitions of producers, activists and viewers to address the war in Iraq, the prison industrial complex, racism and many other key issues that impact our lives. We are dependent on individual donations to continue this unique production and distribution work. Please donate as generously as you can.