DBS EARNS AN HD PASS
- Striking twice. Santo, Brian // CED;Jul2013, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p3
The author reflects on the offering of high definition (HD) channels by the U.S.-based direct broadcast satellite service providers Dish Network Corp. and DirecTV Inc. resulting in cable operators' following suit owing to its popularity among consumers.
- DirecTv bows HDTV for Thomson set owners. Tarr // TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics;08/09/99, Vol. 14 Issue 18, p1
Reports that DirecTV Inc. has launched a high-definition television (HDTV) service and resumed the disconnection of unqualified subscribers from its distant network television services in the United States. Subscribers capable of using DirecTV's HDTV service; HDTV set required to access the...
- DirecTV Adds Third HD Channel: Showtime. Tarr, Greg // TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics;5/13/2002, Vol. 17 Issue 11, p31
Reports the launching of high definition television channel on the DBS platform by DirecTV Inc. in El Segundo, California. Date on the first transmission of the channel; Use of orbital slot for the transmission; Requirement for the channel subscription.
- Comcast: Our HD Looks Best. Haugsted, Linda // Multichannel News;5/7/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 19, p12
The article reports on the launching of a series of advertising campaigns by Comcast Corp. which depicts the result of a poll that indicates that the company delivers a better high definition (HD) image than DirecTV Inc. or Dish Network in the U.S. The campaigns also criticize the claim of...
- Gambler Ergen Bets Big. Gibbons, Kent // Multichannel News;3/24/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 12, p28
The article reports on the move of Dish Network Corp.'s chief executive officer (CEO) Charlie Ergen to continue being competitive with DirecTV Inc. on the high-definition programming front in the U.S. According to Ergen, some setbacks would not hamper the company's plans for high-definition...
- High-def TV service. // Consumer Reports;Mar2008, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p28
The article reviews high definition television services available in the United States from several companies, including Verizon, DirecTV, and Dish Network. INSETS: How the service providers stack up;When 'HD' isn't really high-def.
- DirecTV, Dish Adding More HD Channels. Tarr, Greg // TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics;8/4/2008, Vol. 23 Issue 16, p1
The article reports that satellite television (TV) providers DirecTV and Dish Network have announced that they will be adding more high definition (HD) channels. According to DirecTV, it will increase its HDTV service by 30 new channels on August 14, 2008, increasing its total services to 130...
- 'My HD Package Is Bigger' Spangler, Todd // Multichannel News;4/26/2010, Vol. 31 Issue 17, p9
The article reports on the re-engagement of satellite television (TV) rivals DirectTV Inc. and Dish Network Corp. in a marketing feud over which of them offers the most high-definition channels in the U.S. Dish Network claimed that they are the first pay TV operator offering 200 national HD...
- Satellite Players Adding More Fare. Moss, Linda // Multichannel News;1/9/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p6
The article reports on the plan of Dish Network and DirecTV Inc. to offer local high-definition television (HDYV) programming for 2006. Dish Network plans to offer local HD channels via satellite to as many as 50 markets, with plans to reach roughly 50% of U.S. homes in 2006. Dish also plans to...