DISH Adds HD Locals, HONVIETV on DIRECTV

DISH Network added local high-def services for customers in Hartford and New Haven, Conn., and Portland, Maine. The company said it now offers HD locals in 57 markets, reaching more than 66 percent of U.S. TV households.

PROGRAMMING - DIRECTV expanded its WorldDirect international programming platform with the addition of HONVIETV, a channel aimed at the Vietnamese community in the United States. HONVIETV provides entertainment and educational content, including some original programming produced in the U.S.

Both XM and Sirius will report first quarter results Monday. The numbers will include subscriber counts. Sirius ended 2007 with 8.321 million subscribers. XM passed the 9 million customer mark last year.