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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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Dish Network begins transition to new security encryption method known as nagravision 3 today.
The next generation in Dish Networks satellite security,Nagravision 3(N3) has been reportedly implemented.Dish Network has been using two security methods,n2 and n3 during the transition,so as to allow their subscribers who have not yet received their new smart cards,to be able to continue viewing uninterrupted.Once the smart cards have been sent,it was only a matter of time before Dish Network would stop using the old encryption nagravision 2.Thus leaving only the new encryption protocol,nagravision 3 active.Dish Network will slowly stop using nagravision 2 in sections according to Charlie (CEO of Dish Network).They have reportedly begun with internationals.
Channels reported down with use of 3rd party software in fta receivers,are as follows:
Geo News 902
Ary Digital 621
Aag TV 903
Ary One World 651
(along with some others)
In hopes to Thwart off satellite piracy,Dish Networks introduction to nagravision 3 has begun.
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