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Dish Adds 7 National HD Channels

4/10/2009 03:01:00 PM Eastern

Englewood, Colo. — Dish Network said Friday it has added seven national HD channels to its HD lineup.

The new HD channels include: BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Spike TV and VH1. The new channels will be available at no additional charge to subscribers of the service tiers in which they were placed.

CMT HD, Comedy Central HD, MTV HD, Nickelodeon HD, Spike TV HD and VH1 HD are now available at no additional charge to subscribers of the Classic Bronze 100 HD tier and above. The BET HD channel is available to subscribers of the Classic Silver 200 HD and above.

Consumers who sign up for Dish Network may qualify to receive high-definition programming for free for the first six months, along with a free HD DVR and free installation, Dish said.

“We are pleased to now offer our customers these top-rated high-definition channels, and we look forward to a long-term partnership with MTV Networks and BET Networks that includes broad video-on-demand and Internet-streaming rights,” stated Dave Shull, Dish Network programming senior VP. “The launch of these channels is a testament to our continued HD leadership, as no one has more HD channels or a higher-quality picture than Dish Network.”

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