Monthly Archives: April 2009

Local ION Affiliate Launched in Los Angeles, CA DMA

DISH Network launched the local ION affiliate in the Los Angeles, California DMA! Customers in the Los Angeles DMA will now have the opportunity to enjoy programs such as The Drew Carey Show and Quantum Leap on ION for no additional cost! Local network programming is available for $5.00/month when taken in conjunction with eligible […]

DISH Network Introduces DISH Earth Channel

Real-time views of planet from world’s first Earth-directed camera mounted on a commercial communications satellite DISH Network Corporation today announced the launch of DISH Earth, a channel exclusively available to DISH Network customers, offering dramatic live views of Earth 24 hours per day, including passing views of the moon, Venus, and even unidentified flying objects. […]

What does 100% Digital Means?

DISH Network’s programming packages are broadcast in 100% digital. If you’re not sure what that means exactly here’s some information on what digital television really is. Digital television (DTV) is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound by means of digital signals, in contrast to analog signals in analog (traditional) TV.Digital […]

Aghapy TV a la carte Launched on DISH Network

We are pleased to announce that effective April 15, 2009, the Arabic-language channel Aghapy TV will be available as an a-la-carte channel for only $4.99 per month!Please note that customers must also subscribe to the Arabic Elite Super Pack, Arabic Elite Pack, or Arabic Enhanced Pack in order to subscribe to Aghapy TV a la […]

DISH Network and NFL Network

DISH Network Corporation and NFL Network announced today that they have reached a settlement, which includes a multiyear agreement for continued carriage of NFL Network in DISH Network’s Classic Silver 200 programming package.”We are very pleased that our NFL Network will continue to be distributed in millions of homes on DISH Network,” said NFL Commissioner […]


DISH Network asserted its HD supremacy by announcing an agreement with MTV Networks and BET Networks and launching high definition feeds of BET, CMT, COMEDY CENTRAL, MTV, Nickelodeon, Spike TV and VH1 at no additional cost to customers.“We are pleased to now offer our customers these top-rated high definition channels, and we look forward to […]

What does 720p and 1080i mean?

Scan type comes in two versions: “P” and “I”Progressive Scan (denoted by the “p”)- This method shows each line of pixels consecutively from top-to-bottom and left-to-right. With 720 lines and 1,280 pixels in each line, this process must be done extremely fast and it a primary factor for why Progressive Scan televisions are generally more […]

DISH Network Announces Expansion Of Local HD Markets

Satellite Provider Now Offers HD Locals in 130 Markets Covering 89 Percent of U.S. Households WHAT: DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), the digital television leader, today announced the addition of high definition local channels in nine new markets. WHERE: Albany, Ga.; Cheyenne-Scottsbluff, Wyo.; Columbus, Ohio, Idaho Falls-Pocatello, Idaho; Meridian, Miss.; Missoula, Mont.; Sioux City, Iowa; […]

UFC This Month On DISH Network HD PPV

UFC 97: Redemption Saturday, April 18 at 10PM ET Standard Definition: Channels 455/472 Price: $44.95 High Definition: Channel 548 Price: $54.95 UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva returns to the Octagon on Saturday, April 18th to defend his crown against number one contender Thales Leites in the main event of UFC 97. The pound […]