Dish Adds To Local HD Markets

Dish Network Monday added local HDTV service in Cleveland – Akron, Ohio; Milwaukee, Wis.; Richmond – Petersburg, Va.; and Tampa – St. Petersburg, Fla.

Dish Network now offers HD locals in 43 markets, reaching more than 58% of U.S. TV households.

“Dish Network’s local HD market rollout continues as we charge toward our goal of reaching 100 local HD markets by the end of 2008,” Eric Sahl, Dish Network’s senior vice president of programming, said in a prepared statement. “We are excited that Dish Network customers in these new HD markets can enjoy their favorite primetime programming in stunning high definition.”