What local cities are planned for Dish?

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Listed "Coming Soon" 10/19/06 fax blast - Uplinked but not yet available:
Bangor ME, Butte/Bozeman, MT & Harrisonburg, CA

---Beaumont, TX, Rochester, MN; Odessa/Midland, TX, Palm Springs, CA, Dothan, AL (Now Available)

Announced 6/12 for 6/15
Baton Rouge, LA, Corpus Christi, TX and Lafayette, LA local channels (All available)


There have been no recent press releases listing new cities' locals coming to Dish.


Mentioned on the June 13, 2005 Charlie Chat as "coming soon"

Mentioned on the 8/7 Retailer Chat the following cities' locals are planned for launch in July or August 2004:

Other cities announced for July or August with no specific launch date:

Announced on late August Retailer Chat coming September/October time frame


Previously announced cities:

Previous Official press releases on what cities are planned is below.

For a list of all cities offered by Dish plus the announced and rumored planned cities go here for just the list of cities.

Or go here for detailed information.

Dish Network Satellite TV Names 42 New Local Channel Markets for 2003


  With New SuperDish Technology, DISH Network Plans to Deliver Local
     Channels Via Satellite to 106 Markets Nationwide by Year End

EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:DISH) and its DISH Network(TM), a leading provider of satellite television entertainment services, announced today 42 new designated market areas where it plans to launch local TV channels, provided retransmission agreements with local TV stations can be formalized in each of the markets.

This will bring the total number of markets DISH Network serves with local channels to 106 by year end. DISH Network is also announcing that it plans to offer local channels via satellite in more cities across the nation by end of 2004. Today, consumers have a choice of receiving local TV channels from DISH Network in 64 U.S. cities.

EchoStar Chairman and CEO Charles Ergen is making the announcement at DISH Network's annual Team Summit satellite TV retailer conference here where more than 3,000 attendees gathered for seminars and workshops about new DISH Network products and services.

Customers in these 42 new markets will require the use of either DISH Network's existing DISH 500 antennas or its new SuperDish, a multi-satellite dish unveiled to satellite TV retailers today. The SuperDish, an elliptical 66-centimeter dish, is capable of offering customers access to hundreds of popular DISH Network channels, local channels in new markets, HDTV channels and international programming. The SuperDish will be capable of receiving satellite signals from three orbital locations.

"DISH Network continues to seek ways to expand services for its customers and increase competition to cable," said Ergen. "By expanding our delivery of local channels into more markets, DISH Network will provide consumers the opportunity to subscribe to a service that is less expensive and of better quality than what the dominant cable companies provide."

    Markets planned for launch by the end of the year include the
    1. Albany, N.Y. (ADDED)
    2. Anchorage, Alaska (ADDED)
    3. Baltimore, Md. (ADDED)
    4. Boise, Idaho  (ADDED)
    5. Champaign, Ill. (ADDED)
    6. Charleston, WV. (ADDED)
    7. Chattanooga, Tenn. (ADDED)
    8. Columbia, S.C. (ADDED)
    9. Columbus, Ohio (ADDED)
    10. Davenport/Moline, Iowa  (ADDED)
    11. Duluth, Minn. (ADDED)
    12. Eugene, Ore. (ADDED)
    13. Evansville, Ind. (ADDED)
    14. Ft. Smith, Ark. (ADDED)
    15. Ft. Wayne, Ind. (ADDED)
    16. Green Bay, Wis. (ADDED)
    17. Greensboro, N.C. (ADDED)
    18. Jackson, Miss. (ADDED)
    19. Jefferson City, Mo. (ADDED)
    20. Johnstown-Altoona, Pa. (ADDED)
    21. Knoxville, Tenn.  (ADDED)
    22. Lincoln, Neb.  (ADDED)
    23. Little Rock, Ark. (ADDED)
    24. Madison, Wis. (ADDED)
    25. Memphis, Tenn. (ADDED)
    26. Milwaukee, Wis. (ADDED)
    27. Missoula, Mont.  (ADDED)
    28. Mobile, Ala.-Pensacola, Fla. (ADDED)
    29. Richmond, Va. (ADDED)
    30. Roanoke, Va. (ADDED)
    31. Savannah, Ga. (ADDED)
    32. Sherman, Texas/Ada, Okla. (ADDED)
    33. Shreveport, La. (ADDED)
    34. South Bend, Ind.  (ADDED)
    35. Springfield, Mo. (ADDED)
    36. Tallahassee, Fla. (ADDED)
    37. Traverse City, Mich. (ADDED)
    38. Tri-Cities, Tenn./Va. (ADDED)
    39. Wausau, Wis. (ADDED)
    40. Wichita, Kan. (ADDED)
    41. Wilkes Barre, Pa. (ADDED)
    42. Yakima, Wash. (ADDED)

Archival information below.  Since the merger between Echostar and Hughes was denied by the FCC Dish has continued to add local cities listed below and more.

On the December 2001 Charlie Chat, the "Most Likely Markets" to be added after the merger with Hughes (DirecTV) is finalized and equipment is standardized is as follows:

  • Albany/Troy, NY (Added 11/6/03)
  • Anchorage, AK (Added 8/26/03)
  • Baltimore, MD (Added 11/6/03)
  • Baton Rouge, LA (Added 6/14/06)
  • Boise, ID (Added 11/13/03)
  • Bristol/Tri-Cities, TN/NC/VA (Added 2/19/04)
  • Buffalo, NY (added 11/21/02*)
  • Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY
    (Added 7/24/02*)
  • Cedar Rapids, IA (Added 1/30/03*)
  • Champaign/Springfield, IL (Added 12/17/03)
  • Charleston, WV (Added 12/17/03)
  • Chattanooga, TN (Added 11/26/03)
  • Cheyenne, WY (Added 5/19/04)
  • Colorado Springs, CO (Added 11/21/02*)
  • Columbia, SC (Added 11/6/03)
  • Columbus, OH (Added 11/13/03)
  • Davenport/Quad Cities, IL/IA(Added 2/19/04)
  • Dayton, OH (Added 12/3/03)
  • Des Moines, IA (Added 11/21/02*)
  • El Paso, TX (Added 4/14/04*)
  • Evansville, IN (Added 12/11/03)
  • Fargo, ND (Added 4/21/04
  • Flint/Bay City, MI (Added 12/17/03)
  • Fort Myers/Naples, FL (Added 3/6/03*)
  • Fresno, CA (Added 9/28/02*)

  • Grand Rapids, MI  (Added 5/22/02*)
  • Great Falls, MT (Added 8/27/05)
  • Green Bay, WI (Added 2/26/04)
  • Greensboro/Winston-Salem, NC (Added 11/6/03)
  • Harrisburg/Lebanon, PA (Added 9/28/02*)
  • Harrisonburg, VA
  • Hartford, CT (Added 12/17/03)
  • Honolulu, HI (Added 6/26/02*)
  • Huntsville/Decatur, AL (Added 3/19/03*)
  • Jackson, MS (Added 5/13/03*)
  • Jacksonville, FL/Brunswick, GA (Added 11/7/02*)
  • Johnstown/Altoona, PA (Added 1/28/04)
  • Knoxville, TN (Added 5/22/03*)
  • Las Vegas, NV  (added 11/7/02*)
  • Lexington, KY (Added 2/20/03*)
  • Lincoln, NE (Added 3/31/04*)
  • Little Rock/Pine Bluff, AR (Added 7/2/03)
  • Louisville, KY (Added 12/19/02*)
  • Madison, WI (Added 11/6/03)
  • Memphis, TN  (Added 9/29/03)
  • Milwaukee, WI (Added 12/17/03)
  • Mobile, AL/Pensacola, FL (Added 11/20/03)
  • New Orleans, LA (Added 8/18/04)
  • Norfolk/Portsmouth, VA (Added 8/11/04
  • Oklahoma City, OK (Added 7/2/02*)
  • Omaha, NE (Added 1/16/03*)

  • Paducah, KY (Added 4/30/03)
  • Portland/Auburn, ME (Added 5/5/04)
  • Providence/New Bedford, RI (Added 5/12/04
  • Richmond/Petersburg, VA (Added 11/6/03)
  • Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA (Added 5/23/03)
  • Rochester, NY (Added 4/8/04)
  • Savannah, GA (Added 12/22/03)
  • Shreveport, LA (Added 6/26/03)
  • Sioux Falls, SD (Added 4/10/03)
  • South Bend/Elkhart, IN (Added 3/17/04)
  • Spokane, WA (12/12/02)
  • Springfield, MO (Added 11/13/03)
  • Syracuse, NY (Added 4/28/04)
  • Toledo, OH (added 6/16/04)
  • Tucson, AZ (Added 7/31/02)
  • Tulsa, OK (Added 7/31/02)
  • Waco, TX (Added 8/21/02)
  • West Palm Beach, FL. (Added 6/19/02)
  • Wichita, KS (Added 11/20/03)
  • Wilkes Barre/Scranton, PA (Added 11/20/03)
  • Wilmington, NC
  • Youngstown, OH (Added 6/23/04)