- Sep 8, 2003
From our friends at SkyReport.com
EchoStar DISH Network claimed another satellite TV milestone: It now provides satellite-delivered local TV channels in 100 markets.
Charleston-Huntington, W. Va., became the milestone market in the company's ongoing local TV via satellite efforts. The city was added Thursday. Also joining the list are Milwaukee, Wis., Lansing, Mich., Flint, Mich., Champaign and Springfield-Decatur, Ill., and Hartford, Conn.
DISH Network offers local channels in a footprint that covers 90 million TV households in 44 states and the District of Columbia, representing more than 83 percent of the population.
The company first rolled out local channels in 13 markets during November 1999