Dish Network says they have reached a milestone, now providing satellite TV service to 14 million customers in the U.S. The company added over 150,000 subscribers in the present quarter, and says they lead the nation in international channels, offering 175 channels in 28 languages.
“Surpassing 14 million subscribers is testimony to the strides we made over the past year in providing a best-in-class video experience,” said Charlie Ergen, Chairman, President and CEO of DISH Network.
The company also says they provide 150 national HD channels (compared to DirecTV’s 130 HD channels) in 152 markets. Ergen adds, “We have more high definition channels than any other TV provider, we feature award-winning DVR technology, and we do it all at the most economical prices in the business.”
Putting all discussions of “what is an HD channel” aside, a recent report from MediaBiz puts Dish at the top of HD network offerings at 84, followed by DirecTV at 78. Although, the real leader according to the report is Time Warner in the Flushing, NY market, offering 92 HD networks.