Press Release: Dish Network Expands HD - 22 channels.

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by Allen Noland, May 11, 2008.

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  1. May 12, 2008 #21 of 199
    James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    It has been there ... They just needed to reorganize a little.

    At 61.5° DISH reclaimed the two transponders SkyAngel was occupying and pushed a lot of internationals off onto 118° ... making local HD markets spotbeamed also helps. But DISH had the space.

    (So much for "no new HD until the next satellite launches". :) )

    BTW: Not another counting thread! My counts are below ... 44 DISH to 55 DirecTV plus RSNs/Alts and PPVs. The "17" listed above would push that to 61 DISH. Personally I don't count RSNs because they are often blacked out outside of their regional service area. We've had that fight in other threads ... which is why even though I provide a "count" I also provide a list. Count what you want! :)

    Question: Did I miss DirecTV adding ABC Family, Hallmark Movie Channel, The Travel Channel and Cinemax 5 Star? Or is DISH adding these first?
  2. May 12, 2008 #22 of 199

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    So are you saying that E* subscribers need an extra dish at 61.5 to get some of these extra HD's? Or are they on 118?

    No we don't have these yet. As you stated above, we have to wait until D11 is lit up.

    Well good for you guys. Now D* has some real competition out there now. I knew eventually that the 2 sat companys would catch up to each other (and eventually the cable companys, but they're still a way off).
  3. May 12, 2008 #23 of 199

    achildfromthe80s AllStar

    Mar 15, 2007
    Bye bye VOOM?
  4. May 12, 2008 #24 of 199
    James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    They will also be at 129°. Most of the channels are uplinked as "TMP" channels at the moment ... six are uplinked with their proper channel names. As long as you can see HD channels such as The History Channel (9491) you will be able to see the new channels.

    Of the "17" national channels, 7 are in AT100, 2 are in AT200, 3 are in AT250, 3 are not in an AT package (I'm assuming they will be in Ultimate) and 2 are Premium Movie Channels.

    With these additions, AT100 w/DishHD Essentials will be 23 HD channels, AT200 w/DishHD Essentials will be 27 HD channels, AT250 w/DishHD Essentials will be 33 HD channels - plus any premium or RSN subscriptions. AEP w/DishHD Essentials will be 39 HD channels. Ultimate will add 22 HD channels to Essentials.

    Nope. Voom continues to be uplinked alongside these new channels.
  5. May 12, 2008 #25 of 199

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
  6. May 12, 2008 #26 of 199
    James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    So the answer to the magical question ...
    Why is DISH Network announcing these channels now? Why not wait another week?

    1st Quarter results are due out Tuesday.
    Looks like some good news to offset the bad? :)
  7. May 12, 2008 #27 of 199

    SteveInNC AllStar

    Oct 8, 2007
    The World Fishing Network? In HD? All the Bill Dance you can (or can't) stand... The sat companies are really reaching for programming now.

    Next up: the Paint Drying channel... in extended color gamut...
  8. May 12, 2008 #28 of 199

    g182237 AllStar

    Sep 10, 2006
    The people of HI/AK will again get nothing. Thanks Dish.:mad:
  9. May 12, 2008 #29 of 199

    Teagore Cool Member

    Apr 23, 2008
    i agree. why reach when some good channels are still there to be had?? take out world fishing,bravo,hallmark and tennis channels, and give us spike,wgn and fx. i know this is my opinion, but what set would you guys rather have? imo the first four that i listed are more nich channels. isn't that alot of what voom already has? however, that being said, e* is taking a big step in the right direction and they diserve credit. im mad and happy at the same time. :)
  10. May 12, 2008 #30 of 199

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    If you want to start counting every channel possible.. Directv is well over 100....

    What matters is they are both zooming past everyone else, and they both will continue adding stations as the year progresses. I just wonder how many people left because of AMC-14, (I saw a couple posts here that was a factor in them leaving) and are now kicking themselves for it....

    In the end, if you count all hours of actual HD programing being broadcast on all their stations from both Directv and Dish... I think I'll call it a tie......

    I wonder how long before this forum opens up a separate section to debate a channels HD programing, or lack there of, so Dish and Directv subs can complain about it together? They could also debate PQ.... I think It would be interesting, now that they both have so many of the same channels...
  11. May 12, 2008 #31 of 199

    jclewter79 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 8, 2008

    That is very possible James, it does seem very unusual to have any announcement of a launch beforehand especially on a Sunday. What I wonder is when the blitz of national ads claiming the most national HD of any provider will start.
  12. May 12, 2008 #32 of 199

    Dicx AllStar

    Sep 17, 2007
    Awesome, now where is Noggin 24 hours a day?
  13. May 12, 2008 #33 of 199

    reggiew Cool Member

    Dec 2, 2007

    Maybe from getting rid of VOOM....hopefully.
  14. May 12, 2008 #34 of 199

    BillJ Icon

    May 5, 2005

    Re the definition of "beginning May 12": Average person will read that to mean they will all be online by tonight. Lawyers will read it to mean at least one will be online by tonight and the others sometime in the future. Hope Charlie isn't listening to the lawyers.
  15. May 12, 2008 #35 of 199

    Hound Icon

    Mar 20, 2005
    E* must read these threads. CSNBA HD and CSNNE HD were desperately needed in those regions.

    World Fishing Network is very cool niche programming. I have the SD channel on Verizon. Looking forward to having the HD channel somewhere on 9419 and up. Voom has been really good lately. Equator has had new programming. Last night there was an 8pm show to compete with PBS nature. I watched both PBS and Equator last night as well as the Flyers/Pens on 9468.

    From the press release, "we have very competitively priced HD packages" E* is very serious about adding new HD subs with the two HD RSNs, the locals and the new channels.
  16. May 12, 2008 #36 of 199

    Hound Icon

    Mar 20, 2005
    I have had D* since mid january and have not watched FX or Spike once. WGN HD is a much needed addition for E* because of HD baseball. Its on E*s list and I suspect it will get added by the summer if not sooner.
  17. May 12, 2008 #37 of 199

    lionsrule Godfather

    Nov 25, 2003
    NOTHING turned on YET.......
  18. May 12, 2008 #38 of 199

    Mikey Hall Of Fame

    Oct 26, 2004
    If this keeps up, my HD Only package will have more channels in HD than AT-100 has in SD, and for less $. :)
  19. May 12, 2008 #39 of 199

    Wrister17 AllStar

    Jul 23, 2007
    For the people who are at home, please let the rest of us know when something gets turned on please....stupid work :D
  20. May 12, 2008 #40 of 199
    krazy k

    krazy k Legend

    Apr 26, 2003
    Okay its 8.30 est....
    Nothing yet.....
    and i am in my office all day ...
    with my dish hd and lcd...
    will report if i see anything...
    fun fun for a monday...
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