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DISH NETWORK® EXTENDS HD LEADERSHIP, DELIVERS SLATE OF NINE NEW NATIONAL HD CHANNELS

Launch brings DISH Network's national HD count to more than 160 channels


Englewood, Colo. – Feb. 11, 2010 – DISH Network L.L.C., the fastest-growing pay-TV provider in America, today announced a substantial expansion of the largest high definition lineup in the U.S. with the introduction of nine new HD channels: Fox Soccer Channel HD, Sportsman HD, Hallmark Channel HD, IndiePlex HD and RetroPlex HD, which are only available on DISH Network, as well as truTV HD, E! HD, BBC America HD and SHOWTIME® (West) HD. The definitive HD leader, DISH Network now broadcasts more than 160 HD channels.

"DISH Network continues to extend its HD leadership with the launch of nine additional high-quality, sought-after HD channels," said Charlie Ergen, President, Chairman and CEO of DISH Network. "We continue to deliver on our commitment to give our customers the breadth and depth of top HD programming they ask for at a value unmatched by any other pay-TV provider."

E! HD is available in the America's Top 120 Package. BBC America HD, Hallmark Channel HD and truTV HD are located in the America's Top 200 Package; Fox Soccer Channel HD and Sportsman HD are offered in the America's Top 250 Package; SHOWTIME (West) HD is located in the Showtime Unlimited Package; and IndiePlex HD and RetroPlex HD are in the PlatinumHD Package. Access to all HD channels requires a subscription to HD programming.

Qualified new DISH Network customers who sign up with a 24-month commitment receive $15 off for 12 months, free installation, a free HD DVR upgrade, free service on a second TV, and free HBO and Showtime premium channels for three months. For more information about DISH Network's comprehensive HD lineup, visit

Posted by Shane Sturgeon, February 11, 2010 5:40 AM

About Shane Sturgeon

Shane Sturgeon is the Co-Publisher and Chief Technologist of HDTV Magazine, an industry publication with HDTV roots going back to 1984, when Dale Cripps founded The HDTV Newsletter. Today, HDTV Magazine is a leading online resource for HDTV news and information and captures the eyes and imaginations of over 3 million visitors annually. Mr. Sturgeon has a background in information technology and has served in various consulting capacities for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon Communications, Proctor & Gamble and Nationwide Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University.