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Dish adds HD to 4 new local markets

July 7, 2008 |

July 07, 2008 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) — DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH), a US pay-TV provider, has added four new high definition (HD) local markets to its coverage areas in the US. [ Press Release ]

According to DISH, provision of HD to the four new local areas, two in NY state, one in Tennessee and one in Michigan, means that the network now covers more than 69% of US TV households. The additional areas are part of an expansion announced by DISH in January, with a target by the end of the year of 100 local HD markets and 100 national TV channels. Read More

DISH sells DTV converter box

June 28, 2008 | 1

In what would think is a move that could be biting their own tail, satellite television provider Dish Network began selling a digital-to-analog converter. The DTV converter allows older televisions that are not digital to enjoy digital transmissions over-the-air. Some might ask, “Why do I need satellite service then?” If you like having a lot of channels to choose from, you may want both. Read More

User poll puts DirecTV first in HD quality

June 26, 2008 | 1

A poll taken by random HD-Report visitors reveals that DirecTV and Verizon FiOS finish in first and second place as the service providers with best HD quality.

DirecTV finished out on top with 32% of the votes. This is not surprising given their market penetration and dominance in HD channel offerings. Verizon FiOS, who currently only serves approximately 40 HD channels, came out with 27% of the votes. DISH Network, who trails DirecTV in number of HD channels, captured 15% of the votes. Read More

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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