DISH Adds Local HD, Interactive Services

On Thursday, DISH Network unveiled two programming enhancements for its service.

For starters, the company announced the addition of new features for its DISH Decision 2008 interactive platform. Located on DishHOME Channel 100, DISH Decision 2008 now includes local categories featuring news and polls. Existing applications such as "You Decide 08" and "For President" feature new designs and updated information.

DISH Network launched the interactive portal in January to provide election coverage to subscribers.

Also, DISH added local high-def channels for customers in Buffalo. The addition takes the DBS provider's HD locals count to 59 markets, reaching more than 67 percent of U.S. TV households