Gold MemberUsername: Runnerguy
Post Number: 1667
A lot of stuff hit the fan today. We'll start with the Recap of the Recap, from Scotty at SatelliteGuys.
New Eastern Arc cities! Rejoice, Jacksonville, Lexington, Wichita Falls, Cincinnati, Harrisburg, Louisville, Lancaster PA, York PA, Columbia-Jefferson City, Springfield MO, and Huntington-Charleston! Watch for Little Rock and Tulsa to come soon!
CTN was added to 267 and the PI range. 181 (ION) became TOONW (Cartoon Network West, really should be CNW). WMCN is coming soon in both flavors.
Viva la DishMéxico! The package of the same name launched today, and my sources (Aransay) hit the nail on the head! Bandamax IS available, and so is CBeebies, which is already in other parts of the world but has now entered the States. It is a new channel and launched today. The channel for Pasiones was also confirmed and is "coming soon" according to the Retailer Chat.
The Versus and Golf HD channels are to split soon, and preparations are currently being made for the swap.
The holiday music channel is coming! It's been uplinked.
NBA League Pass is on Dish this year - they actually made a deal! *Shock!*
SAB was made available. This is Hindu channel SabTV, as informed by the Retailer Chat.
Promotions like Dish'n it Up no longer require upgrades through the original retailer.
The Leslie Harper Tech News Update:
All 211/211k boxes have the DVR-enabler software as of last night.
The 722k has a BUILT-IN software antenuator (no more barrels!)
Snowbird alert! Dish now has a Snowbird Policy, enabling YOU to have Dish at TWO HOUSES! The customer can take the receivers back and forth. A code must be placed on the account to do this, however, in order to keep the audit team at bay.
The next Retailer Chat is on the 18th of next month.
Dish is sending manual timers for advertising bits. Of course, the product is a SlingBox.
Are you in an area where your Fox Sports station just got split (Tennessee/Carolinas)? Well...look for the ALT channels. Titan TV shows that 420 is now Fox Sports Carolina - mostly college programs.