In an announcement yesterday, DISH Network revealed plans to add more HDTV channels to their offerings. Eight regional sports network channels will be added today, which bring the total to 17. On August 15, seven national HD channels will be added:
MHD (music programming)
Animal Planet HD
The Science Channel HD
The company announced that additional HD channels will be added in September.
Now that nearly one-in-three U.S. households have at least one HDTV, it makes good sense that the various subscription services will start touting their HD offerings as a competitive advantage. DISH Network claims to have the largest HD package in the nation, offering more than 200 hours of HD content every day. The company also boasts that it is the only service to offer a free HD DVR. Expect to see DirecTV, cable, and telephone video offerings to also expand their HD content in response to DISH Network’s actions.
Is satellite service best for you? Compare for yourself at hdtvprofessor.com/SatelliteTVService/satellite-comparison.html.