Dish Expands Local-Channel Offering

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EchoStar Communications Corp. is launching its local-channels package in Providence, R.I., and Peoria, Ill., offering subscribers local ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, UPN and PBS feeds.

EchoStar is marketing its $29.99 monthly “Digital Home Advantage” package in Providence and Peoria, which includes the local channels, free installation for up to four TVs and 60 basic-cable channels.

Subscribers who don’t buy Digital Home Advantage can get the local channels for $5.99 monthly.

EchoStar said it now offers local channels in 123 cities.