Friday, May 08, 2009

DISH claims lead in HD race with several new hi-def channels

DISH Network(R) Introduces New National HD Channels

--Leads All TV Service Providers with More Than 140 National HD Channels

Satellite provider DISH network, in a hot battle with DirecTV over which offers the most HD networks, announced it was delivering HD fees of FX, SPEED, Fashion TV (FTV), Logo and MavTV.

DISH, which now claims 140 HD channels, will now host the complete 24-hour feed of The N on DISH Network Ch. 181, its new permanent location. Additionally, DISH Network will launch MSNBC HD in June.

FX HD and SPEED HD are located in DISH Network's Classic Silver 200 HD programming package and above, available to consumers starting at $22.99 per month for the first six months, along with free installation, a free HD DVR and three months of free premium channels, including HBO and Showtime. FTV HD, Logo and MavTV HD are available in PlatinumHD, an HD add on package available to subscribers for just $10 per month.

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