Dish Network Launches AMC HD

Dish Network  today announced the first satellite televsion launch of AMC's high definition feed.

AMC HD, which offers the network's Emmy Award-winning series Breaking Bad and Mad Men, will be located on Dish Network Ch. 130 and is available free to customers who subscribe to America's Top 200 and above, as well as DishLatino DOS with HD and higher, said  the company.

"Dish Network continues to lead the way in offering the best collection of HD channels in the nation, and we are excited to now bring our customers the award-winning drama Mad Men in high definition on AMC HD," said Dave Shull, senior vice president of programming for Dish Network in a statement.

AMC's president Charlie Collier added that Dish "has a strong HD offering and we're excited to be joining their lineup."

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.