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Dish Network Announces New Nationwide HD Channels

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By Shane McGlaun

I have been feeding on a steady stream of HD TV and movies for years now and I can’t stand to watch SD programs. It would really suck to have to go back to SD programs and thankfully, DirecTV has all the channels I like to watch in HD.

The HD lineup was the reason I chose DirecTV over Dish Network for my new house. Dish Network is trying to improve its HD offerings though and has just introduced seven new national HD channels. I wonder if that means they got that satellite that failed to reach orbit correctly last year repaired.

The new offerings aren’t anything stellar, but at least they are in HD. Dish Network users will now be able to watch CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Spike TV, and VH1 all in HD. The only catch is that BET HD is only available for those on the Classic Silver 200 package and above.

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  • Joel

    I was positively giddy that they're adding Nickelodeon to their HD bronze package because we'll be able to completely forgo an SD package if we switch to Dish. But then I looked up to make sure Nick Jr. is the same as Nickelodeon and it turns out it only is until September of this year when they will break it out into it's own channel to replace Noggin, which is a channel that only comes in their Silver SD package.

  • http://www.missfashion.com.sg Online Shopping

    I don't really see a difference for the HD network and the normal ones.Probably my countries HD are still not up to that standard.

  • Nick

    Dish Network is not giving MTV and Vh1 to Turbo HD subscribers. This is a terrible miscalculation by Charlie Ergen who promised more than 150 HD channels last year.

    Dish subscribers will be abandoning Dish for DirecTV in droves.

    You watch Charlie.

  • dishnetwok

    I love BET and I don't mind paying $22.99/mo (the current rate for Classic Silver 200). DirecTV is nice but for some reason I prefer Dish because they also offer international programming. I speak French (and a little Portuguese).

  • dishnetwok

    I love BET and I don't mind paying $22.99/mo (the current rate for Classic Silver 200). DirecTV is nice but for some reason I prefer Dish because they also offer international programming. I speak French (and a little Portuguese).