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DISH Network’s High-Definition (HDTV) Programming

Over 200 HD Channels Nationally

DISH Network is now the first and only pay-TV provider to offer over 200 national HD channels! New additions to the nation’s largest full-time HD lineup include EPIX1 HD, G4 HD, HLN HD, History International HD, Nat Geo Wild HD, ShortsHD, Style HD, and Turner Classic Movies HD.

Count them for yourself. From sports channels, to premium movie channels, to the core channels you love, DISH Network has more of them in HD than anyone else. Check out the full list below!

  • 5StarMAX HD
  • A&E HD
  • ABC Family HD
  • ActionMAX HD
  • Altitude
  • Animal Planet HD
  • BBC America HD
  • BET HD
  • Big Ten Network HD �
  • Biography HD
  • Bravo HD
  • Cartoon Network (East) HD
  • CBS College Sports HD
  • Centric HD
  • Cinemax (East) HD
  • Cinemax (West) HD
  • CMT HD
  • CNN HD
  • Comedy Central HD
  • Crime & Investigation HD
  • CSN Bay Area
  • CSN California
  • CSN Chicago
  • CSN Mid-Atlantic
  • CSN New England
  • Discovery Channel HD
  • Disney (East) HD
  • Disney XD HD
  • DIY HD
  • E! Entertainment Television HD
  • Encore (East) HD
  • EPIX 2 HD
  • ESPN2 HD
  • Fashion TV HD
  • Food Network HD
  • Fox Arizona
  • Fox Business Network HD
  • Fox Cincinatti
  • Fox Detroit
  • Fox Florida
  • Fox Mid-West
  • FOX News Channel HD
  • Fox North
  • Fox Northwest
  • Fox Ohio
  • Fox Pittsburgh
  • Fox Rocky Mountain
  • Fox Soccer Channel HD
  • Fox South
  • Fox Southwest
  • Fox West
  • FX HD
  • G4 HD
  • Golf Channel HD
  • Hallmark Channel HD
  • Hallmark Movie Channel HD
  • HBO (East) HD
  • HBO (West) HD
  • HBO Comedy HD
  • HBO Family HD
  • HBO Latino HD
  • HBO Signature HD
  • HBO Zone HD
  • HBO2 (East) HD
  • HD Theater
  • HDNet
  • HDNet Movies
  • History HD
  • History International HD
  • HLN HD
  • Investigation Discovery HD
  • IndiePlex HD
  • Lifetime HD
  • Lifetime Movie Network HD
  • MGM HD
  • msnbc HD
  • MTV HD
  • Nat Geo Wild HD
  • National Geographic Channel HD
  • New England Sports Network
  • NFL Network HD
  • NHL Network HD
  • Nickelodeon HD
  • Palladia HD
  • Planet Green HD
  • Prime Ticket
  • RetroPlex HD
  • Science Channel HD
  • SHortsHD
  • Showtime (East) HD
  • Showtime (West) HD
  • Showtime Showcase HD
  • Showtime Too HD
  • Spike TV HD
  • Sports South
  • Sportsman Channel HD
  • SportsNet New York
  • SportsTime Ohio
  • Starz (East) HD
  • Starz (West) HD
  • Starz Comedy HD
  • Starz Edge HD
  • Starz Kids and Family HD
  • Style HD
  • Sun Sports
  • Syfy HD
  • TBS HD
  • Tennis Channel HD
  • Telefutura HD
  • The Movie Channel (East) HD
  • TLC HD
  • TNT HD
  • Travel Channel HD
  • truTV HD
  • Turner Classic Movies HD
  • Universal HD
  • Univision HD
  • USA HD
  • Versus HD
  • VH1 HD
  • Weather Channel HD
  • WGN America HD
  • World Fishing Network HD
  • Plus 74 DISH Cinema HD channels
  • Galavision HD coming soon!


Experience Full HD with 1080

One of the most commonly asked questions about ‘Full HD’ or ‘Complete High-Definition’ is the about the difference between 1080 and 1080i which are both considered Full/Complete HD. Take some time to learn which format is right for you.

What’s the difference between 1080i and 1080?

Scan type comes in two versions: ‘P’ and ‘I’ Progressive Scan (denoted by the ‘p’) – This method shows each line of pixels consecutively from top-to-bottom and left-to-right. With 720 lines and 1,280 pixels in each line, this process must be done extremely fast and it a primary factor for why Progressive Scan televisions are generally more expensive.

Interlaced Scan

1080 stands for the number of vertical lines (1,080) scanned. This method shows each line of pixels on the screen in two sets: 540 odd lines and 540 even lines for a total of 1080 lines. If each line were numbered, it would flash between odd and even numbered lines. This, alternating ‘back and forth’ flashing, occurs as such a fast rate; the human eye will not notice it.

Both formats are considered Full HD; however most people believe progressive (1080) is the better of the two. More and more programming is now being offered in the 1080 format. If you’re looking for the best quality and you don’t mind spending the extra money, then a 1080 television is where it’s at.

Who offers 1080 programming?

Watch your favorite new movies with stunning clarity, unsurpassed detail, and resolution equal to Blu-ray Disc through the Video on Demand feature on your TV� Currently only available through satellite television. DISH Network was the first to offer Video on Demand in 1080 and continues to lead the way in developing new and exciting technologies. Check out many newly released movies and some of your classic favorites in 1080 though satellite TVs Video on Demand channel.

How to view 1080 programming

To enjoy 1080 programming in your home through your pay TV provider, you will need:

1. A 1080 HD TV
2. An HD receiver that excepts 1080
3. A subscription to a satellite pay service with Video on Demand or 1080 TV programming (such as DISH Network)