What do the abbreviations mean on the program listing?
LBX – Stands for Letterbox format. Another name for letterbox is wide screen programming. Wide screen is a way of watching a movie on your TV as the movie was originally shown in theaters.
ADDT – Stands for All Day DISH Ticket. This designates that the pay–per–view is available to be watched multiple times and, if available, on multiple channels. The All Day DISH Ticket pay–per–views start between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. EST, and will end around 3 a.m. or 4 a.m. , EST the following morning.
DD – Stands for Dolby Digital.
G – General Audience. All ages admitted. This signifies that the film rated contains nothing most parents will consider offensive for even their youngest children to see or hear. Nudity, sex scenes and scenes of drug use are absent; violence is minimal; snippets of dialogue may go beyond polite conversation but do not go beyond common everyday expressions. All additional ratings are locked out: V, L, N and SC.
PG – Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. This signifies that the film rated may contain some material parents might not like to expose to their young children – material that will clearly need to be examined or inquired about before children are allowed to view the film. Explicit sex scenes and scenes of drug use are absent; nudity, if present, is seen only briefly, horror and violence do not exceed moderate levels. V and L are allowed but N and SC are still locked out.
PG –13 – Parents Strongly Cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. This signifies that the film rated may be inappropriate for pre–teens. Parents should be especially careful about letting their younger children view the film. Rough or persistent violence is absent; sexually–oriented nudity is generally absent; some scenes of drug use may be seen; use of harsher sexually derived words may be heard. V, L and N are open, but SC is still locked out.
R – Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent Or Adult Guardian. In the opinion of the Rating Board, this film definitely contains some adult material. Parents are strongly urged to find out more about this film before they allow their children to accompany them. An R–rated film may include hard language, violence, nudity within sensual scenes, drug abuse or other elements, or a combination of some of the above, so that parents are counseled, in advance, to take this advisory rating very seriously. Parents must find out more about an R–rated movie before they allow their teenagers to view it.
DISH also uses additional ratings of:
- V – For Violence
- L – For Language
- N – For Nudity
- SC – For Sexual Content
- NR/AO – For Not Rated and Adult Oriented.
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