DISH Details Local HD Plans

On Monday, DISH Network launched high-def channels for viewers in Grand Rapids, Mich., and Memphis, Tenn. DISH said that with those market additions it is offering HD locals in 61 markets, reaching more than 68 percent of U.S. TV households.

Along with that announcement, DISH disclosed plans to add 22 HD local markets throughout the rest of the summer and fall. The markets include:

Abilene, Texas; Madison, Wis.; Albany, N.Y.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Beaumont, Texas; Omaha, Neb., Chattanooga, Tenn.; Quincy, Ill.; Columbia-Jefferson, Mo.; Sherman-Ada in Texas and Oklahoma; Des Moines, Iowa; South Bend, Ind.; Fargo, N.D.; Syracuse, N.Y.; Greenville, N.C.; Topeka, Kan.; Joplin, Mo.; Waco, Texas; Lansing, Mich.; Wichita Falls, Texas; Lincoln, Neb.; and Wilkes-Barre, Penn.

Also, DISH reiterated plans to have in place 100 HD local markets and 100 national HD channels.