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Dish Launches The History Channel HD

EchoStar launched The History Channel HD on its satellite service, making Dish Network the first major multichannel distributor to provide the network to viewers. The addition will bring DISH Network’s total national HD channel lineup to 39—the most in the pay-TV industry.

The History Channel HD is located on DISH Network Channel 9491. It is available to customers who subscribe to the DishHD programming package, now available free for six months to new DishHD customers.

This new HD channel simulcasts The History Channel’s lineup of original, non-fiction series and specials. It features a diverse range of programming, including new hit series such as “Ice Road Truckers,” “Human Weapon” and “The Universe” and highly-rated favorites including “Cities of the Underworld,” “Dogfights,” “Lost Worlds” and “Digging for the Truth.” Other programs include specials such as the Emmy-nominated “Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed,” “The Lost Book of Nostradamus” and “Stalking Jihad.”