Dish Network changes on the horizon

November 19, 2004

dishnetwork_logo.gifAccording to legislation expected to become law this congressional session, Echostar (Dish Network) Has 18 months to ensure that consumers need only one dish to receive all local TV stations in a market. EchoStar’s two dish policy is being extended for those 18 months, giving the satellite provider more time to make the switch. The legislation will allow EchoStar to use two dishes, but only if all local stations are resident on one dish.

In addition to those changes in the bill, provisions were made to extend the rights of satellite providers to transmit local HDTV channels for customers deemed “un-served” by local digital off-air broadcasts. However it’s likely that some of those rights will be challenged by the networks, further studies are planned to verify just what areas are likely affected, thereby needing the special provisions.



Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under Dish Network News


Comments

  • Diann Serna

    Leave our programing alone it is great to have a choice of what time you may want to watch a program. we should have a choice of local or some outher states local chanels or maybee two different local chanels. East an west time choice is great.

  • Diann Serna

    Leave our programing alone it is great to have a choice of what time you may want to watch a program. we should have a choice of local or some outher states local chanels or maybee two different local chanels. East an west time choice is great.