DISH NETWORK INTRODUCES SEVEN NEW NATIONAL HD CHANNELS FROM MTV NETWORKS AND BET NETWORKS

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 a long-term partnership with MTV Networks and BET Networks that includes broad video on demand and Internet streaming rights,” said Dave Shull, senior vice president of Programming for DISH Network. “The launch of these channels is a testament to our continued HD leadership, as no one has more HD channels or a higher quality picture than DISH Network.”

“DISH Network is a valued and long-standing partner, and we’re thrilled to expand that partnership by offering our full lineup of HD channels,” said Denise Denson, executive vice president of Content Distribution and Marketing for MTV Networks and BET Networks.

CMT HD, COMEDY CENTRAL HD, MTV HD, Nickelodeon HD, Spike TV HD and VH1 HD are now available to DISH Network customers who subscribe to Classic Bronze 100 HD and above. BET HD is now available to customers who subscribe to Classic Silver 200 HD and above. Consumers who sign up for DISH Network may qualify to receive high definition programming for free for the first six months, along with a free HD DVR and free installation.

For more information about DISH Network’s HD programming or to order DISH Network visit Dish Systems online or call 866.989.3474.