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The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Once upon a time, Emmys were awarded to television shows that were broadcast on three channels. Last night, Emmys were awarded to shows from four different television universes: network TV, cable, premium cable, and streaming. These are certainly entertaining times we live in. There is just so much to see. And as host Stephen Colbert sang: “Everything is better on TV.”

HBO came up big with wins for Veep, Last Week Tonight, The Night Of, and Big Little Lies. Veep won some of the big ones, like best comedy series and best actress. Big Little Lies won 6 Emmys, including best short series. Stephen Colbert also did a skit dressed as a Westworld robot, wearing nothing but a bow tie. (It’s ok, it was tasteful.) For a network that says it’s “not TV,” HBO sure does seem to be leading the whole pack. Remember, if you subscribe to DISH now, you get three months of HBO included. We were there to congratulate some of the winners.

In this extremely entertaining era, DISH is looking out for you. We know you want to watch what you want to watch, when you want to watch it—as if prime viewing time were any time. So check out PrimeTime AnytimeYour DVR automatically records primetime network TV, and you watch when you want. You can also rely on our On Demand selection. Watch last night’s Emmy’s On Demand! Or watch them on DISH Anywhere using your smartphone! Because it’s 2017, and it wasn’t the 5th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. It was the 69th.

You can basically watch Emmy-winning shows whenever, wherever, and however you want. But we have some recommendations.

PrimeTime Anytime, on your TV set, at… any time

This Is Us (NBC) – Sterling K. Brown won Outstanding Lead Actor.

On Demand, after the news

Veep (HBO) – Julia Louis-Dreyfus set a record by winning her sixth consecutive Emmy for best actress.

On Demand, absolutely as soon as you can

Atlanta (FX) – Donald Glover made history, winning two Emmys for both directing and acting in this comedy series.

Secretly, in short snippets on your phone, at work

Last Week Tonight (HBO) – John Oliver focuses his razor-sharp wit and unmistakably British accent on American politics. For his efforts, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver won outstanding talk series; he thanked Oprah, among other people. Mr. Oliver, we’re here to say you’re doing excellent work.

On DISH Anywhere, when you want to watch dystopia replayed as satire

Saturday Night Live (NBC) – By now, the familiar refrain after a news story breaks is, “SNL is going to be LIT this week.” Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon won for their roles, and the show won Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.

When you want to watch dystopia replayed with bright red costumes

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) – Elizabeth Moss and crew cleaned up, earning Emmys for best drama, best writing, best actress in a drama, and others.

On a straight-up weekend TV binge

The Night Of (HBO) – Riz Ahmed won for best actor in this series.

By firelight, on your tablet

The Crown (Netflix) – Who is the most important person in British politics, the queen, or the prime minister? In this Netflix series, John Lithgow won for his portrayal of Churchill—but his role is supporting actor.

On your computer in a hip cafe when you want your heart broken and put back together

Master of None (Netflix) – Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe won for best writing in a comedy series, specifically for the Thanksgiving episode in season two.

Whenever and however you want to watch TV

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