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DISH adds local HD in 8 markets, expands MPEG-4 delivery

Dish Network has added 8 local HD areas to bring their total to 84 markets, reaching 76 percent of U.S. households with TVs. The added markets include: Charleston-Huntington, W.V.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, Pa.; Jacksonville, Fl.; Lexington, Ky.; Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Ark.; Louisville, Ky.; and Wichita Falls, Texas and Lawton, Okla.

Dish Network also expanded its MPEG-4 delivery markets, reaching a total of 61 as of today. The added 9 markets are located in the eastern part of the U.S. and include: Charleston-Huntington, W.V; Cincinnati, Ohio; Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, Pa.; Jacksonville, Fl.; Lexington, Ky.; Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Ark.; Louisville, Ky.; Springfield, Mo.; Wichita Falls, Texas and Lawton, Okla.

Those markets now receiving the MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding Standard will be able to view movies in 1080p, the highest consumer based high-definition currently available and the same resolution used on Blu-ray Discs.

DISH Network says it currently offers up to 114 national HD channels and will increase that number up to 150 channels by the end of the year.

Jeff Chabothttps://hd-report.com
Jeff has a background in photography, video and television production. He writes about technology, broadcasting, home theater, and digital entertainment.

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