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DISH NETWORK ADDS AMC HD TO INDUSTRY-LEADING HD LINEUP

First and Only Satellite TV Company to Offer AMC HD


Englewood, Colo. – Aug. 20, 2010 – DISH Network today announced the launch of AMC HD – becoming the first and only satellite TV provider in America to offer this channel to customers.

AMC reigns as the only network in television history to ever win three consecutive Golden Globe awards for best dramatic series and the only basic cable network to win back-to-back Primetime Emmy awards for outstanding drama series. In addition to a diverse blend of critically-acclaimed original programming, AMC offers the most comprehensive library of popular films from every genre and decade.

"DISH Network continues to lead the way in offering the best collection of HD channels in the nation, and we are excited to now bring our customers the award-winning drama Mad Men in high definition on AMC HD," said Dave Shull, senior vice president of Programming for DISH Network.
"We're delighted that DISH subscribers can now watch their favorite films as well as AMC's critically-acclaimed original series, including Mad Men, Breaking Bad and Rubicon, all in HD," said AMC's President Charlie Collier. "DISH Network has a strong HD offering and we're excited to be joining their lineup."

AMC HD is located on DISH Network Ch. 130 and is available free to customers who subscribe to America's Top 200 and above, as well as DishLATINO DOS with HD and higher.

The leader in high definition programming, DISH Network offers the most national HD channels as well as local channels in high definition in 170 markets – more than any other TV company in America. For more information on DISH Network's HD programming as well as HD Free for Life, visit www.dish.com.

Posted by Shane Sturgeon, August 21, 2010 5:06 PM

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.