Dish Adds Local HD In New England


Dish Network has added local HDTV service in Hartford and New Haven, Conn., and Portland–Auburn, Maine, officials said Thursday.

The satellite provider plans to reach the year-end goal of 100 local HD markets and 100 national HD channels. It now offers HD locals in 57 markets, reaching more than 66% of TV households.

In order to view HD programming, DISH Network customers can upgrade to a DishHD receiver such as ViP722, a dual-tuner HD DVR that operates TV sets in separate rooms, one in HD and one in standard definition.