DISH Reaches 100 HD Channel Goal

On Thursday, DISH Network announced plans to launch 17 national HD channels, a move that puts the DBS service past its year-end goal of reaching 100 national HD channels, five months ahead of schedule.

The new HD channels that will be added are: ActionMax HD, CBS College Sports HD, Lifetime HD, Lifetime Movie Network HD, Planet Green HD, Encore HD, HBO 2 HD, HBO Comedy HD, HBO Family HD, HBO Latino HD, HBO Signature HD, HBO West HD, HBO Zone HD, Starz Comedy HD, Starz Edge HD, Starz Kids and Family.

Also, DISH took the wraps off TurboHD, an all-HD programming package that comes with advanced equipment that works on all TVs. TurboHD offers the most-watched HD channels in four separate tiers and can be viewed on analog, digital and high-def TVs. The product is aimed at consumers who have or are considering an upgrade to HD programming.

All TurboHD packages can include HD locals where available.