MSNBC HD, which came out of the gate with launches on systems owned by 10 distributors on June 29, will debut on Dish Network and within Time Warner Cable's Big Apple footprint in July.
According to NBC Universal officials, Dish Network will extend the enhanced version of MSNBC nationally this month.
For its part, Time Warner Cable, which bowed the news service's HD feed on its systems serving Syracuse and Binghamton, N.Y. on June 29, is slated to open MSNBC HD to its customers in the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island on July 22.
Bend Broadband is among the other distributors scheduled to add MSNBC HD in August -- at which time it is expected to be available in 11 million homes -- and everything after.
MSNBC has been planning its migration to the high-definition since moving from Secaucus, N.J., into NBCU headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza since October 2007.
Featuring new shows, The Meeting With Dylan Ratigan from 9-11 a.m., and an hour hosted by health guru Dr. Nancy Snyderman at noon, MSNBC HD, in addition to the aforementioned Time Warner Cable launches in upstate New York, rolled June 29 out on systems owned by distributors Armstrong (Ohio), Atlantic Telephone Membership Corp., Beld, Burlington Telecom, Click Network, Columbia Power & Water Systems, Horry Telephone Cooperative, Massillon Cable and Cablevision, throughout the New York DMA (where it holds exclusivity preventing Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse from offering the news service in either the standard- or high-definition format).