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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
This 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.
DISH 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.
A 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.
DISH 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.
The 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.