Additions Give Dish 100 National HD Channels

Jul 10, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Satellite TV provider Dish Network will be adding 17 HD channels to its roster, reaching its goal of 100 national high-def channels by the end of the year.
“In January, we promised our customers that Dish Network would boost our national HD channel lineup to 100 by year’s end,” Eric Sahl, Dish Network senior vice president of programming, said. “Today, we are proud to say that in less than one year, not only did we deliver on our commitment, but we exceeded it.”
The 17 new channels include ActionMax HD, CBS College Sports HD, Lifetime HD, Lifetime Movie Network HD, Planet Green HD, Encore HD, seven different HBO HD channels and four Starz HD channels.
Dish also will begin offering the first 100% HD TV package in the pay TV industry: TurboHD.
The new HD channels and TurboHD will be available to customers Aug. 1.


  1. Really??? No Speed Channel HD or FX HD????

  2. Just great.
    Without any new satellite capacity, this means the picture quality of all DISH’s “HD” offerings will now drop even further.
    (DISH, like DirecTV, down-converts the HD content program providers provide from 1920x1080i to 1440x1080i or even 1280x1080i.)

  3. Sounds like creative math on Echostar’s part.
    What are the 100 channels? I see 45 now with 17 coming, making 62 NATIONAL channels. I’m assuming he is including a few HD PPV channels, but where are the rest?

  4. Oops, forgot the HBO/Showtime/Starz/Cinemax Channels….
    I’m assuming that’s about 20 more, where are the rest?

  5. There are a lot set aside as HD channels for the NBA “season pass.”

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