Dish Goes Local in Charlottesville

EchoStar Communications Corp.’s Dish Network said Thursday that it will offer local channels via satellite in the Charlottesville, Va., area.

Charlottesville area Dish customers in four counties -- Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene and Madison -- can now receive ABC channel 16 (WVAW), CBS channel 19 (WCAV), NBC channel 29 (WVIR) and PBS channel 41 (WHTJ).

Dish now offers local channels in 146 cities and their metro areas, in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.