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Old 05-12-2008, 10:23 AM
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Default DISH Lights Up 22 NEW HD Channels

Okay, they say 22 but I'm noticing some that are already turned on. This is good news, here's the press release:

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DISH NETWORK® CHARGES FORWARD WITH ANOTHER ROUND OF NATIONAL HD CHANNEL LAUNCHES
Satellite Provider Remains on Schedule to Reach Year-End Goal of 100 National HD Channels

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – May 11, 2008 – DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), today announced plans to bolster its rapidly expanding HD programming with the launch of an additional 22 national HD channels beginning Monday, May 12. These additions include:


• ABC Family HD (DISH Network Ch. 180)
• Biography HD (Ch. 119)
• Bravo HD (Ch. 129)
• Cartoon HD (Ch. 176)
• Cinemax 5 Star (Ch. 381)
• Cinemax HD West (Ch. 380)
• Comcast Sports Network Bay Area HD (Ch. 419)*
• Comcast Sports Network New England HD (Ch. 435)*
• CNBC HD (Ch. 208)
• CNN HD (Ch. 200)
• Disney HD East (Ch. 172)
• ESPNews HD (Ch. 142)
• Hallmark Movie Channel HD (Ch. 187)
• MGM HD (Ch. 385)
• Sci Fi HD (Ch. 122)
• Smithsonian HD (Ch. 374)
• Tennis Channel HD (Ch. 400)
• Toon Disney HD (Ch. 174)
• Travel Channel HD (Ch. 215)
• USA HD (Ch. 105)
• Weather Channel HD (Ch. 214)
• World Fishing Network HD (Ch. 396)

*Launch Wednesday, May 14


“We are excited to extend our competitiveness in HD by enhancing our already comprehensive HD lineup with these 22 channels, bringing our total HD lineup to over 95 channels,” said Eric Sahl, senior vice president of Programming for DISH Network. “These launches, along with other recent additions such as the New England Sports Network (NESN) HD, reinforce our commitment to offer the best in entertainment.”
DISH Network offers new customers the opportunity to upgrade for free to a dishHD DVR receiver like the ViP722™ -- which recently received the top-ranking Editors’ Choice awards from both CNET and PC Magazine. The ViP722 is a dual-tuner HD DVR that operates two televisions in separate rooms. 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.
“Our HD services include innovative packages that are aggressively priced,” said Jessica Insalaco, senior vice president and Chief Marketing Officer for DISH Network. “That combined with our award-winning HD and DVR technology make DISH Network the clear choice for customers seeking the best value and quality in HD today.”
Qualified new DISH Network customers who sign up with a 24-month commitment will also receive three months of free programming (a $120 value), a free dishDVR like the ViP722 and free installation (a $49.99 value). For more information on DISH Network, visit www.dishnetwork.com or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474).

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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.

CONTACT:
Francie Bauer
720-514-5351
[email protected]
I also want to throw out there that the following channels have been uplinked, but aren't available to subscribers yet. They could be activated at any time:

Mojo
Showtime-West
Show Too
The Movie Channel
WGN
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its 1:00PM on the east coast and nothing yet. When they going to get comcast sports net Philly, think of dropping dish for it
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:42 PM
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its 1:00PM on the east coast and nothing yet. When they going to get comcast sports net Philly, think of dropping dish for it
They are up now!!!
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DirecTV, been there done that.
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DirecTV, been there done that.
Too bad this thread is not about directv, right?
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Comcast Sports Net Bay Area HD, YES! I can finally watch my horrible Giants again in HD since switching from Comcast haha.
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The same night they add 22 new channels they take away 10. This is from Dish/Direct TV comparasion site:

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DISH GIVETH AND DISH TAKETH AWAY!!!! BOOOOOOOO HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS... What a dirty freaking underhanded trick to play! You DID NOT add 22 channels, you added 12 net channels. I WANT MY FILM FEST AND VOOM MOVIES BACK!!! I WANT MY TREASURE HD!!! VERY LOW CLASS MOVE DISH!

The following Voom channels (which many of us watched regularly) were removed by a low class operation (Dish Network!)
Gallery 9472 (Currently showing a slate touting the 22 new channels with a crawl saying they removed the less popular channels because of this (THAT IS A LIE. The channels were on different transponders. They removed them to same a freaking nickel off of OUR subscriptions! --can you tell I am very upset over this?)
Treasure 9473
Aniamania 9474
Voom Movies 9475
World Sport 9477
ULTRA 9478
Film Fest 9480 - The only place to watch great movies from all over the world, GONE. I'll give back 21 of the 22 new channels for this one back!
HD News Channel 9482 - the only REAL news channel on TV (not a political analyst or talk show in sight!). Remember CNN HN when they were headline news, that is what was removed here. Gee. Thanks again, Dish!
Game Play 9485
Family Room 9486
This really pisses me off. Why give you more channels to take so many away in the same day.

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http://ekb.dbstalk.com/listlogs.htm
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The same night they add 22 new channels they take away 10. This is from Dish/Direct TV comparasion site:



This really pisses me off. Why give you more channels to take so many away in the same day.

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http://ekb.dbstalk.com/listlogs.htm
I think this is why: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.ph...1&postcount=76

It had nothing to do with adding more channels yesterday.
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DirecTV, been there done that.
Tell me one decent HD channel other than maybe Spike TV that would
make Dish customers jelious ?

Hey Plus Direct TV give's new customer's a Brand new HD DVR that has been
named Editor Choice on Cnet.com .........NOT !

My friend called yesterday to sign up with them and for one regular receiver and one HDDVR + Instalation the are boning him $200

I called up Dish (Old Customer) and they sent me the VIP 622 HDDVR for Free on top of the already VIP 211 regular HD reciever I had for..... FREE!

So I think your Been there done that comment doesnt quite hold up as well as Direct TV would like you to beleive.
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The same night they add 22 new channels they take away 10. This is from Dish/Direct TV comparasion site:



This really pisses me off. Why give you more channels to take so many away in the same day.

Link to the site quoted:

http://ekb.dbstalk.com/listlogs.htm
I could swear I was watching WorldSportHD last night when they added the new one's ! If I get home, and they took it off I will be pissed. I always watch Spanish Primera Division soccer league on there ! but again I was watching the pan-american games on that last night!
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