Dish Senior CSR (long-time employee) told me that they expect to have ESPN-HD on the air by August 31. I called to cancel my continuing subscription to Disc-HD because of the costs and the repeats. Not worth $7.99 per month or $96 per year. Told her I would keep it if they had ESPN-HD. Told her I was even looking to switch back to DTV just for ESPN-HD. She said that Charlie recently told all employees through a satelite feed that they were working hard to get ESPN and she then checked with her supervisor and he said the word was that they would have it by Aug 31. She also said she would pass my concerns on to upper management. I also emailed CEO@echostar per someone elses post here. Hoping if we all email and call it will make a difference, like Scott said a squeaky wheel gets attention.