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HD Report | June 29, 2017

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LIN TV makes HD deal with DirecTV

June 13, 2008 |

Early this week LIN TV made a deal with DirecTV to broadcast both analog and high-definition channels. The agreement will include television stations owned by LIN TV in 15 markets. Some markets include Albuquerque, Austin, Buffalo, Dayton, Grand Rapids, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Springfield, Providence, Norfolk,  and Hartford-New Haven. Read More

Dish to broadcast Cubs, White Sox, and Bulls in HD

June 13, 2008 |

Dish Network reached an agreement with Tribune to broadcast WGN America HD. That according to an article by Broadcasting & Cable. WGN America covers MLB teams Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox as well as the NBA’s Chicago Bulls. Read More

DISH offers $50 to switch

June 4, 2008 | 2

DISH Network is offering a $50 incentive to switch to their services in the Grand Rapids, Green Bay, Hartford and Providence Areas. The offer comes after an agreement failed to be made between television/media company LIN TV and cable service provider Charter Communications to carry local stations offered by company. Read More

DISH Network expands local HD in Florida

May 24, 2008 |

DISH Network expanded its HD (high-definition) offerings to Ft. Myers –  Naples, Florida. The satellite television provider is also offering new customers the chance to upgrade to a dishHD DVR receiver for free. The model being offered (ViP722) is a dual-tuner HD DVR that can operate two TVs in separate rooms. Read More

DISH steps up HD channel offerings

May 13, 2008 |

Yesterday, satellite television provider DISH Network launched twenty new HD (high-definition) channels. The new channels will make the network more competitive with rival DIRECTV and competing cable and fiber-optic television providers. On Wednesday, two more channels will be added which include Comcast Sports Network Bay Area HD and Comcast Sports Network New England HD. Read More

More local HD channels from DISH

May 8, 2008 |

DISH Network has added two more local HD (high-definition) markets in Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut, and in Portland-Auburn Maine. The company plans to offer local HD to other areas that include Norfolk, VA, Buffalo, NY (May 2008), Jackson, MS, Mobile, AL, Memphis, TN and Omaha, NE (June 2008). Read More

Dish local HD market grows

April 24, 2008 |

DISH Network announced the addition of 8 new high definition (HD) local markets that include the states of Vermont, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Rhode Island. DISH is now offering HD in 54 markets. Read More

DISH adds local HD markets

April 15, 2008 |

Dish Network announced yesterday the addition of four HD (high definition) local markets that includes: Cleveland – Akron (Canton), Ohio; Milwaukee, Wisc.; Richmond – Petersburg, Va.; and Tampa – St. Petersburg (Sarasota), Fl. Read More

DISH rolls out local HD in 4 markets

April 10, 2008 |

dish networkThis morning DISH expanded its high definition lineup by offering local HD channels in 4 more markets including: Austin, Texas; Flint, Michigan; Orlando, Floriday; and West Palm Beach, Florida. This brings their number markets offering local HD in the U.S. to 39. Read More

DISH adds local high definition markets

March 29, 2008 |

dish networkDISH Network announced it would start broadcasting local networks in high definition (HD) in four new markets including: Austin, Texas; Flint, Michigan; Orlando, Florida; and West Palm Beach, Florida. This announcement brings DISH’s HD offerings to 39 markets in the U.S. Read More

DISH faces setback in high definition (HD) channels

March 17, 2008 |

dish networkA new satellite that was supposed to add more high definition (HD) channels to DISH Network’s lineup failed to reach orbit today. The satellite, owned by SES Americom, was launched last Friday in Kazakhstan under contract with Echostar, a sister company to DISH Network. Read More

DISH subscriptions less than half expected

February 26, 2008 |

dish networkDISH Network reported through Reuters that it added only 85,000 network subscribers of the expected 167,000 subscribers last quarter. The company blames a poor housing market and economy, but also blamed competitors aggressively marketing high definition (HD) channels. Read More

The Weather Channel moves toward native HD in 2008

January 25, 2008 |

weather channelThe Weather Channel is well on its way to the launch of its first HD studio programs, Your Weather Today and Evening Edition, on June 2, 2008. By early May, sets will be in place for the start of rehearsals from a four- story-high HD studio. Read More

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