Press Release: Dish Network Expands Local HD Markets

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  1. Apr 23, 2008 #41 of 154
    johnner1999

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    I hope the Hartford CT locals appear sooner as well :) This is a good sign though!

    on that note does anyone know if the Hartford market will get all 4 networks in HD? And how has the quility been for HD locals in other markets; near OTA quality?
     
  2. Apr 24, 2008 #42 of 154
    pparazorback

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    try here. If I am correct, Vegas is just about at the southern tip of NV, which is where a nice big blue dot is.

    The entire chat is here.
     
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    Rob Glasser

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    DISH NETWORK EXPANDS LOCAL HIGH DEFINITION MARKETS


    Englewood, Colo., April 24, 2008 – DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), the nation’s third largest pay-TV provider and the digital transition leader, today announced the addition of eight high definition (HD) local markets: Burlington – Plattsburgh, Vt.; Greensboro – High Point – Winston Salem, N.C.; Greenville – Spartanburg – Asheville – Anderson, S.C.; Huntsville – Decatur, Ala.; Jackson, Miss.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Mobile – Pensacola (Ft. Walton Beach), Ala.; and Providence – New Bedford, R.I. In January, DISH Network® announced plans to enhance its HD programming line-up throughout 2008. DISH Network continues its commitment to reach the year-end goal of 100 local HD markets and 100 national HD channels.
    DISH Network now offers HD locals in 54 markets, reaching more than 64 percent of U.S. TV households.

    In order to view HD programming, DISH Network customers can upgrade to a dishHD receiver like the award-winning ViP722™. The ViP722 is a dual-tuner HD DVR that operates two televisions in separate rooms, one in HD and one in standard definition. The ViP722 can record up to 55 hours of HD and up to 350 hours of standard definition and allows customers to pause, rewind and fast forward their favorite TV programming.

    Qualified new DISH Network customers who sign up with a 24-month commitment will receive three months of free programming (a $120 value), a free dishDVR and free installation (a $49.99 value).

    For more information about DISH Network’s HD offerings or DVR technology, call 1-800-333-DISH (3474), visit www.dishnetwork.com, or visit your local DISH Network retailer.
    # # #​
    About DISH Network Corporation
    DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) provides more than 13.78 million satellite TV customers with industry-leading customer satisfaction, which has surpassed major cable companies for seven years running. DISH Network customers also enjoy access to a premier line of award-winning Digital Video Recorders (DVRs), 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.
     
  5. Apr 24, 2008 #45 of 154
    DAG

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    WTNH, WFSB, WVIT, and WTIC have all been uplinking as of 4/16/08. I was hoping they would become available to us with this recent batch of announcements, but it appears we will have to wait some more. :nono:
     
  6. Apr 24, 2008 #46 of 154
    James Long

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    Shouldn't be long. Eight markets this week ... it looks like DISH is opening the floodgates.
     
  7. Apr 24, 2008 #47 of 154
    fredp

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    Burlington locals look great! They were even early for a change based on the original Charlie chat(3/2008) locals target dates.
     
  8. Apr 24, 2008 #48 of 154
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    I'm not seeing Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson in my guide. How do I fix this and are they on 129 or 61.5?
     
  9. Apr 24, 2008 #49 of 154
    James Long

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    All new HD locals are on 61.5° ... a ViP receiver and subscription to that DMA's locals is required.
     
  10. Apr 24, 2008 #50 of 154
    booger

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    Uh that's a problem. My Dish points to 110, 119 and 129. Crap!
     
  11. Apr 24, 2008 #51 of 154
    booger

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    Yep, the new locals are on 61.5. Dish offers a free dish and install with a 2 year commitment. I called a local installer and they are coming out tomorrow to install. It will end up running me about $100.

    Local HD...Sweet.
     
  12. Apr 24, 2008 #52 of 154
    billmarc

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    Yes, it looks like Indy is going to have to wait. What are the prospects for HD in Louisville and Cincinnati? Will DISH be dropping the HD locals that are on the national feeds on 129 and maybe adding others and what about HD feeds for the CW locals?
     
  13. Apr 24, 2008 #53 of 154
    max1

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    This is disappointing I was hoping Dish would add the Omaha locals. Good thing I am on a month to month contract if we don't get the Omaha locals by July I will probably go with D. Does anybdoy if Omaha locals will ever get on Dish?Max.
     
  14. Apr 24, 2008 #54 of 154
    skippytym99

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    thry are probly going to be on 61.5
     
  15. Apr 24, 2008 #55 of 154
    thrillerbee

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    So for someone that doesn't have a clue... My dish is pointed at 110, 119, & 129. How do I get channels on 61.5? Could someone point me to a reference that would explain it all?
     
  16. Apr 24, 2008 #56 of 154
    James Long

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    To get 61.5° you would need to add a second dish pointing south east to your system. Depending on what switches/type of Dish1000 you have you would either replace 129° in your system or add 61.5° and have all four locations.
     
  17. Apr 24, 2008 #57 of 154
    UKWildcatFan

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    I have a dish 1000 and I just see 110, 119, and 129. Assuming I just need a switch to get 61.5, do I have to pay for the switch?
     
  18. Apr 24, 2008 #58 of 154
    lionsrule

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    Why are you paying?? And why are you signing a 2 yr deal??
     
  19. Apr 24, 2008 #59 of 154
    diggerg56

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    In order to receive locals from the 61.5 bird you have to have a second dish installed. Your existing dish cannot "see" that satellite as it's much further SE than the other satellites.
     
  20. Apr 24, 2008 #60 of 154
    equinoxman

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    HD looks really good in Rhode Island
     
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