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Press Release: Dish Network Expands Local High Definition Markets

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by Rob Glasser, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Rob Glasser

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    DISH NETWORK EXPANDS LOCAL HIGH DEFINITION MARKETS


    Englewood, Colo., Oct. 23, 2008 – DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), the nation’s third largest pay-TV provider and the digital transition leader, today announced the addition of high definition local channels in six markets: Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo.; Des Moines-Ames, Iowa; Lincoln and Hastings-Kearney, Neb.; Omaha, Neb.; Quincy-Hannibal-Keokuk, Ill.; and Waco-Temple-Bryan, Texas. DISH Network® now offers local channels in 76 markets reaching 72 percent of U.S. TV households.

    Consumers can sign up for the best high definition programming and service in the industry with DISH Network’s new TurboHD programming packages, the only all-HD packages on the market, starting at $24.99 per month. TurboHD is available in three separate tiers and includes special “turbo-charged” features and benefits such as DISH Network’s award-winning and industry-leading technology, the highest quality HD available including 1080p resolution where available, and the most-watched HD channels that may be viewed on any TV – analog, digital or high definition.
    Current DISH Network customers looking to add the industry’s best high definition experience can get a “turbo-charged” HD package for as little as $10 more per month.

    For more information about DISH Network’s 1080p programming, new HD channels and TurboHD system and packages, visit www.dishnetwork.com or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474).

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    DISH Network Corporation
    DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH), the nation’s third largest pay-TV provider and the leader in digital television, provides approximately 13.79 million satellite TV customers as of June 30, 2008 with industry-leading customer satisfaction which has surpassed major cable TV providers for eight consecutive years. DISH Network also provides customers with award-winning HD and DVR technology including the ViP722™ HD DVR, which received the Editors’ Choice awards from both CNET and PC Magazine. In addition, subscribers enjoy access to hundreds of video and audio channels, the most International channels in the U.S., industry-leading Interactive TV applications, Latino programming, and the best sports and movies in HD. DISH Network offers a variety of package and price options including the lowest all-digital price in America, the DishDVR Advantage Package, high-speed Internet service, and a free upgrade to the best HD DVR in the industry. DISH Network is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 300 company. Visit www.dishnetwork.com/aboutus or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474) for more information.
     
  2. Rich8511

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    Damn, what happened to whichita-falls/lawton :(
     
  3. ebaltz

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    I see they are still saying 150 HD by the end of year. So which 35 or so HD channels will they be adding and when?
     
  4. phrelin

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    Northern...
    :lol:
     
  5. david803sc

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    When will they add Charleston, SC they have added every other South carolina Market including Myrtle Beach which is less than half the size of the Charleston Market, why are they ignoring us?
     
  6. Bobby H

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    I've been repeating that phrase for close to half a year now. The Wichita Falls / Lawton DMA has been announced numerous times by E* for HD local channels addition, yet every target date for the market has been missed -including the 10/22 target yesterday.

    I'm guessing we'll get our HD local channels...."soon."
    :rolleyes:
     
  7. max1

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    Do I have to order the Hd locals or will they just show up in our system. I have the HD package but am not seeing the locals for Omaha hd. Max. I am happy omaha is included.
     
  8. Bill R

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    Max,

    They just show up on your systems when they are added provided you subscribe to your SD locals and you have the correct dish (61.5 for your HD locals) to receive them.
     
  9. Lincoln6Echo

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    Wait a minute...are you telling me that if you currently don't have/use a 61.5 dish for your [local HD] channels, that you will have to whenever they finally become available???

    Because I'm in the Cape Girardeau, MO - Paducah, KY market. And we use 129, 119, and 110.
     
  10. elbyj

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    Our question remains in San Antonio as to when are they going to add WOAI-HD (Channel 4) to the lineup. This has been an issue for many of us as to the reason why we are not returning to Dish.
     
  11. Bill R

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    Yes, IF they put them on the 61.5 satellite. The 61.5 satellite has limited available space so your HD locals may not go there. There is a new satellite going to 129 with a lot of spot beam capacity so that is where a lot of markets will be. Until DISH announces that your market will be added (and which satellite it will be on) I would not worry. And I'm sure that they will have some sort of deal if you need another dish. Some have posted that they got an additional dish at no charge by agreeing to a two year commitment.
     
  12. insimbi

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    So what about the Western US?
     
  13. Bill R

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    New "western U. S." locals will be on the 129 satellite. DISH doesn't seem to have a distinct line as to what is "eastern U.S. and what is "western U.S." Look at some of the markets that are on or that DISH has added this week to the "eastern arc". Some of them seem like they should be on the "western arc". It is all about where DISH has the capacity and has the (mini) uplink center to get them to that satellite. Word is that they are building new (mini) uplink centers for the 129 satellite.
     
  14. kal915

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    They are adding 35 HDPPVs
     
  15. brant

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    my wife has family living in quincy, hannibal, and keokuk; can anyone explain how the hell they got HD locals before the tallahassee market?
     
  16. BattleZone

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    Not much can be done until Ciel-2 is launched and brought online to replace E5 at 129.
     
  17. loug1212

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    Does anyone know when the Wilkes Barre/Scranton PA locals will be completed. We are only getting one local channel in HD (WNEP). What's the holdup with the other stations?
     
  18. dbstv

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    Why put my local Omaha NE hidef on 61.5 can we get that sat here we get 129 ?
     
  19. Opusnbill7

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    Yes you can get that sat in Omaha (or Lincoln we're in the same boat). Well, that is assuming you don't have any trees or anything in the way to the SE (instead of the SW for 129). Why they did it? Who knows... However, it's an easy fix. Call Dish and they will send someone out to install a "wing dish" that points at 61.5 for cheap or nothing.
     
  20. dbstv

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    no way to many tress in SE well i have my ota ant get my locals would me nice to have on sat as ota does not do dual recording on my vip 722's
     

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