TV for Dogs Is Now a Thing: DirecTV Brings Us DOGTV

The network for dogs is offered to DirecTV customers. We have some ideas for new shows!


DOGTV is a television network for dogs. No joke. TV for dogs. All day, all night. Your dog, camped out on the couch, watching TV, bag of chips on his belly.

And with the announcement this week that DOGTV has partnered with DirecTV, more than 20 million customers now have access to it.

Why would you ever use this? Well, people work. Dogs don’t. So, you flip on DOGTV before you leave for work, and your dog has eight hours of content so he can veg out on the couch.

Or, say, you just want to experience the thrill of watching your dog watching TV. Hey, it’s your cable bill.

What kind of programming does it offer? Well, according to the press release, “DOGTV producers spent hundreds of hours to create content that caters to a dog’s well-being and unique sense of sight, hearing, and movement detection. Everything from the visuals –- the scenery, scenarios, color palettes, and camera angles –- to the audio soundtracks were selected with a dog’s experience in mind.”

Here’s some YouTube clips of that programming:

But with the nationwide rollout, DOGTV better get hip to the tastes of today’s discerning hound, and there’s no better place to start than human-centric TV. Here’s our ideas for new shows:

  • Game of Bones
  • How I Met Your Meatball
  • Survivor: Dog Park
  • Breaking Basenji
  • Mad Manchester Terriers
  • The Walking Dead (Cats!)
  • True Blood Sausage
  • America’s Next Top Meatball
  • The Vampire Dalmatians
  • Dancing With the Sausages
  • M*E*A*T
  • Poodles of Anarchy
  • The Good Whippet
  • Sex and the Chilean Fox Terrier
  • The Bold and the Beagle
  • Hell’s Kitchen Scraps
  • Gilmore Greyhounds
  • Parks and Recreation and Eating and Sleeping
  • Live with Kelly and Michael and Puddles
  • Kourtney and Kim Make Max Meatballs
  • Saturday Night Labradors
  • How to Live With Your Poodles (For the Rest of Your Life)
  • Boardwalk Empanadas
  • Dawson’s Cream Pie
  • Two Broke Basset Hounds

Got any ideas of your own? Let us know in the comments!

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