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DISH Network Outlines Upcoming HD Launch Schedule

by TVBlogEditor

Posted on April 16, 2008

Over the next two months, DISH Network will increase its local HD offering by more than 60 percent with the addition of HD broadcast networks in the following markets:
April                                 May
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* Abilene, TX                         * Beaumont, TX
* Austin, TX                          * Burlington, VT
* Baltimore, MD                       * Grand Rapids, MI
* Columbia, SC                        * Green Bay, WI
* Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, MI          * Greenville, SC
* Ft. Myers, FL                       * Huntsville, AL
* Greensboro, NC                      * Knoxville, TN
* Milwaukee, WI                       * Norfolk, VA
* Orlando, FL                         * Richmond, VA
* Providence, RI
* Tampa, FL
* West Palm Beach, FL
"DISH Network customers can be reassured that the expansion of our HD programming over the next few months will proceed as planned," said Charlie Ergen, Chairman, CEO and President of DISH Network. "We are fortunate to have two more satellites scheduled for launch later this year to continue our HD rollout and reach our year-end goal of 100 local HD markets and 100 national HD channels." Upcoming national HD announcements may include the addition of ABC Family HD, AMC HD, BET HD, The Biography Channel HD, Bravo HD, Cartoon Network HD, CMT HD, CNN HD, Disney Channel HD, ESPN News HD, HBO2 HD, IFC HD, MGM HD, MoreMAX HD, MTV HD, Nickelodeon HD, Sci-Fi HD, Smithsonian Channel HD, Starz Edge HD, Tennis Channel HD, Superstation WGN HD, The Weather Channel HD, Toon Disney HD, USA Network HD and VH-1 HD.