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On May 28 2009, Dishnetwork has added a ton of standard definition channels to the new encryption channels of Nagra 3. Many people using FTA will no longer receive the PPV or Movie channels. Below is a comprehensive list of all channels unable to be received.
Most international channels (Asian, Latino, etc.)
XXX Porn channels
Most HD channels
The following channels have moved to Nagra 3 as of May 28 2009
111, 113, 115, 119, 121, 133, 141, 145, 146, 147, 149, 152, 153, 163, 167, 175, 177, 178, 179, 187, 190, 192, 193, 194, 195, 198, 199
203, 206, 207, 211, 273
301, 302, 304 ,305, 307, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 327, 328, 329, 330, 332, 333, 340, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 350, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356
400, 401, 410, 412, 413, 439, 455, 456
560 to 572
873, 876, 877, 882, 888, 891, 892, 893, 894, 898, 899
905 to 981, 987
5440, 5441, 9575
Many Sirius Music channels
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government and four states sued Dish Network Corp on Wednesday, accusing the satellite television provider of assisting its authorized dealers in calling consumers with recorded telemarketing messages.
The marketing calls were made to some consumers who signed up for the Federal Trade Commission’s national do-not-call registry to fend off unwanted sales pitches, the agency said.
“Because a few bad actors still don’t get it, we want to make it crystal clear. If you call consumers whose numbers are on the Do Not Call Registry, you’re breaking the law,” said Eileen Harrington, acting director of the FTC’s consumer protection unit.
Dish Network said the company obeyed the law and should not be held responsible for violations by independent retailers.
“An independent audit demonstrates that DISH Network is in compliance with ‘do-not-call’ laws, has proper controls in place, and is well within the safe-harbor provisions of the law,” the Englewood, Colorado-based company said in a statement.
“We also believe that the FTC is equating merely doing business with an independent retailer to ‘causing’ or ‘assisting and facilitating’ violations by that retailer,” Dish Network said. “We look forward to resolving these differences of opinion through the judicial process.”
The FTC said the lawsuit was filed in federal district court in Springfield, Illinois and was joined by state attorneys general from California, Illinois, Ohio and North Carolina.
The federal lawsuit seeks to stop Dish from making the calls either directly or indirectly through its dealers, asks for unspecified civil penalties and asks that the company be required to enforce compliance with the do-not-call registry regulations. Two other related lawsuits were also filed against two of Dish Network’s authorized dealers, the agency said.
The FTC’s do-not-call registry became effective in 1995, allowing consumers to register their telephone numbers without charge. Telemarketers can access the registry via the Internet but are prohibited from calling the phone numbers.
Dish provides service to more than 13.7 million satellite television customers.
Federal Trade Commission v Dish Network, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, No. 09-03073.
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Earlier today Echostar’s new satellite CIEL II reached its home at 128.85 Western Longitude. The CIEL II satellite was launched on December 10th from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard a proton rocket.
The picture perfect launch took place at 7:45 PM and lit up the nights sky.
Testing of the new satellite took place at the 138 degree orbital location and from everything I have been told the testing went extremely well.
The new satellite will give Dish Network customers a better signal (especially on the West Coast, as the current satellite at the 129 location has been an issue for customers in the West and down South. In addition the CIEL II satellite introduces spotbeam technology to the 129 orbital location. This spotbeam technology will allow Dish Network to roll out HD locals to many cities which currently do not get HD locals from Dish Network. With these new spotbeams it will free up conus satellite transponders which can be used by Dish Network to offer more national programming including new national HD channels.
And while the satellite is at its new home don’t expect Dish Network to flip a switch and light up a bunch of new services all at once, in fact it could be days or weeks before customers see anything new from the new satellite. Before the satellite can be used a few more tests are needed and any final tweaking of the satellite will need to be done. After this is complete then Dish will start transferring programming from the old satellite to the new one. When this happens many customers will notice an increase of signal quality from the 129 orbital location. Once the moves start then you can expect Dish to start adding HD locals markets taking advantage of the satellites spot beam technology.
Welcome home CIEL II, a lot of folks have been waiting for you to come home for a long time now!
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