We know avid sports fans enjoy catching the games in HD because it offers an exceptional graphic picture quality and stunning surround sound that best replicates live games.
DISH Network, home of the best sports and movies in HD as well as the best HD DVR in the industry, today announced the launch of TBS in HD, the exclusive HD provider of the first round of MLB playoffs. The channel addition brings DISH Network's national HD channel count to 48 -- the most offered by any other pay-TV provider in the country.
"DISH Network is committed to providing our customers with the HD content they want, and the launch of TBS in HD -- just in time for the first round of the playoffs -- is a home run for baseball fans," said Eric Sahl, senior vice president of Programming for DISH Network. "We know avid sports fans enjoy catching the games in HD because it offers an exceptional graphic picture quality and stunning surround sound that best replicates live games."
TBS in HD, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is one of television's top-rated comedy networks. It serves as home to such original comedy series as My Boys, The Bill Engvall Show, Tyler Perry's House of Payne, 10 Items or Less and Frank TV; contemporary comedies like The Office, Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond, Family Guy, King of Queens, Seinfeld and Friends, with My Name Is Earl joining the line-up in 2008; specials and special events, such as Funniest Commercials of the Year and The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas; blockbuster movies; and hosted movie showcases.
TBS in HD is available on DISH Network Ch. 139 to customers who subscribe to DishHD.
The leader in high definition, DISH Network offers more than 70 HD channels including 48 national HD channels -- the most in the industry -- as well as HD local channels available in more than 50 percent of U.S. households, 22 Regional Sports Networks in HD and eight HD Pay-Per-View channels. DishHD is available free for six months to new customers, and new DISH Network subscribers may also receive a free upgrade to the company's industry-leading and award-winning HD DVR receivers. Through Jan. 31, 2008, both current and new qualifying DISH Network DishHD customers may also enjoy up to $800 of instant savings on a variety of Sharp's most popular line of flat panel HDTVs.
For more information about DISH Network, DishHD or the Sharp HDTV discount call 1-800-333-DISH (3474) or visit www.dishnetwork.com.
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EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:DISH) has been a leader for more than 26 years in satellite TV equipment sales and support worldwide. The Company's DISH Network(tm) is the fastest-growing pay-TV provider in the country since 2000 and currently serves more than 13.585 million satellite TV customers. DISH Network offers a premier line of industry-leading Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) and hundreds of video and audio channels as well as the most national HD and International channels in the U.S., Interactive TV, Latino and sports programming. DISH Network also provides a variety of package and price options including the lowest all-digital price in America and the DishDVR Advantage Package. EchoStar is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 300 company. Visit www.echostar.com or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474) for more information.