EchoStar Launches HD Satellite TV Service in Taiwan

EchoStar International Corporation (a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation) has launched DishHD, a premier pay-TV service in Taiwan. DishHD is a new satellite TV service that provides a wide variety of HD channels in Taiwan in an all-digital format distributed directly to consumer homes via a small satellite antenna and a digital set-top box.

EchoStar SVP Scott Zimmer speaking at the DishHD launch announcement in Taiwan.

DishHD launched the service with a premier package containing more than twice the number of HD channels than any other pay television service in Taiwan. DishHD delivers more than 30 HD channels from Asia and around the world in 180i and Dolby Digital 5.1

“We’re pleased to deliver a world class lineup of HD programming in Taiwan, a country known for its wide adoption of HD television sets,” says Steve Schaver, president of EchoStar International Corporation. “DishHD is excited to introduce our Premier Pack with the most HD channels in Taiwan for the promotional price of 1000NT per month or approximately $32 (U.S.). We plan to expand to more than 50 total HD channels by year end.”

DishHD is broadcast via AsiaSat’s high powered AsiaSat 4 satellite to direct-to-home satellite antennas as small as 30 cm in diameter.

DishHD also offers a premium set-top-box, the 612t HD DVR, which features two satellite tuners, an interactive electronic program guide, and a 500 gigabyte internal digital video recorder that allows customers to pause, record, and replay live television while simultaneously recording or watching another live TV channel.

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