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On August 7th Dish Network will be officially rolling out a major channel expansion in Puerto Rico, including a new HD package that contains 33 high definition channels.
The news of this major expansion into Puerto Rico was announced to Dish Network retailers earlier in the week.
The new High Definition channels coming to Puerto Rican Dish Network customers include: A&E, Animal Planet HD, Bravo HD, Cartoon Network HD, CNBC HD+, CNN HD, Comedy Central HD, Discovery Channel HD, Disney HD, Disney XD HD, Espn2HD, Food Network HD, FX HD, HDTV HD, History HD, Lifetime HD, MTV HD, Nick HD, Spike HD, TBS HD, TLC HD and The Weather Channel HD.
Also coming soon is a 6 channel Spanish HD package and will feature channels like Discovery HD and National Geographic HD with their audio in Spanish.
Dish is also planning on introducing a new 30-inch satellite dish for use in Puerto Rico that will come complete with a printed with the flag of Puerto Rico printed on the Dish.
Dish Network claims that no one else will provide more HD to the island then they will, in addition Dish told retailers that more HD for Puerto Rico is to come.
Getting Ready For CES
The 2010 Consumer Electronics Show is still 6 months away but already I find myself getting ready for it. Last week I submitted my Alumni credentials and got myself fully registered and now I am already planning out my plan of attack when I land in Las Vegas in January.
My mind wonders of what exciting new satellite news I will hear and what new technologies I will see.
I am sure Dish Network will be there with the amazing Slingloaded ViP 922 HD DVR which they announced last year. I have been following the progress of this amazing receiver closely over the past 6 months and from what I have seen this is going to be an amazing receiver when it’s released. While Dish is hoping to have it released in time for a holiday release, I don’t believe we will see it available until after the CES show. A device this jam packed with features needs to be polished so that it really shines.
I may pick on Dish’s advertising, but honestly the Dish DVR’s are the best DVR’s on the market, it is the Dish DVR’s that keep me tied to Dish Network as no other DVR comes close.
And speaking of DVR’s I am hoping that this year we will see the long awaited DirecTV MPEG4 HD DVR with TIVO technology finally shown off. As much as I love my Dish DVR’s I know there are a lot of people who prefer the TIVO software on their DVR’s.
Back in September of 2008 DirecTV and TIVO announced this new DVR and TIVO fans everywhere have been waiting for this DVR with baited breath. I am hoping at CES we will finally get our first look at the new unit. Since being announced in 2008 there has been nothing more announced about the unit, there have been no mock up photos, no initial screen shots… nothing. Let’s hope we see this DVR at CES.
I also hope that DirecTV themselves is at CES this year. The nations #1 satellite provider has been absent from the CES show floor the past 2 years. I really hope they are there this year. I am a person who enjoys putting a face with a name and events like CES are one of the few events where I can meet face to face with the folks who make this whole industry work.
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At long last, AT&T this week officially launched its CruiseCast in-car satellite service, boasting 22 video channels and 20 audio channels.
According to the telco, the service, which is part of a joint venture between AT&T and Raysat Broadcasting, includes content from USA, CNN Mobile, SciFi, Adult Swim, Discovery, Lifetime, Animal Planet, ESPN and others and costs $28 per month. The hardware itself retails for $1,299 and includes an antenna and an in-car “set-top box” device.
So far, about 600 retailers have signed on to to carry the CruiseCast hardware and sell subscriptions, and car makers are reportedly considering offering the system as a factory installed option on some new vehicles.
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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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D!sh Adds 7 New HD Channels
April 10, 2009
For many Dish Network customers today is really a “Good Friday” as last night they gained 7 new national HD channels.
The new channels launched were Spike HD, CMT HD, Comedy Central HD, MTV HD, VH1 HD, Nick HD ad BET HD. Also in a surprise move Dish Network also added popular teen network “The N” to their lineup. Perhaps now Dish Network will offer The N and the popular pre school channel Noggin as separate channels. (Updated – Dish Network added BET HD on Friday Afternoon)
And while many people are very happy with the additions to Dish Network there are some customers who are upset over the additions. It appears that a number of these new channels (Nick HD, MTV HD and VH1 HD) are not available to Dish Networks HD only “TurboHD” customers.
This is not the first time Dish Networks “TurboHD” customers were passed over for new HD. Earlier this year Dish launched Fox News HD and Fox Business HD and failed to make the Fox News channels available to their HD only customers.
The launch of these channels comes 8 days late as Dish Network CEO Charlie Ergen announced on his March “Charlie Chat” that these channels were going to launch “by April 1st.”
And while the channels launched late many HD fans seemed quick to forgive the nations second largest satellite provider by reporting that HD shows such as South Park and TNA Wrestling looked great last night on Dish Network.
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A number of forums for satellite enthusiasts have emerged as the unlikely targets for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks over the past few weeks.
A DDoS attack attempts to flood the server hosting the site with junk requests, forcing the server to become overwhelmed and freeze up.
The source of the attack is usually a botnet of compromised computers known as zombie PC’s.
Techwatch itself was targeted repeatedly, experiencing spikes of over 2GB per second, before a solution was put in place.
Other major satellite forums have also apparently been targeted with denial of service floods over recent weeks.
S*tellites.co.uk, als*t.co.uk, and s*tpimps.com are other major satellite forums that were reported to have been attacked over March, as well as smaller boards such as s*t-haven, and d*nktenk.com.
When Techwatch was first attacked by repeated DDoS floods in February, messages posted to the forums from anonymous proxies suggested that extortion was the primary motivation.
However, there have been no such demands with the more recent wave of attacks over March.
This and the fact that it appears to be satellite forums specifically targeted has led some to suggest that one or more companies within the satellite industry itself may be responsible, even though DDoS attacks are considered a criminal offence in the UK.
In the meantime, all of the larger forums including Techwatch have taken different steps to minimise disruption caused by the DDoS attacks, and so far each appears to be staying online.
It remains to be seen if any identifying information on the attackers can be traced through continued monitoring of the situation.
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