The Dish Steps To The Reds
DISH Network has stepped up to the plate and picked up Reds games in high-definition from Fox Sports Net Ohio.
DISH says it will carry "game-only baseball content" in HD on DISH Network Channel 377 starting today. FSNO has 15 (of 33) HD games remaining this season, starting with the Reds @ Mets 7 p.m. Friday -- but FSNO says games might not start on DISH until August.
The DISH also has added seven other regional sports nets: FSN Arizona (Ch. 365), FSN Northwest (Ch. 376), FSN Pittsburgh (Ch. 378), FSN Detroit (Ch. 380), SportsTime Ohio (Ch. 381) FSN North (Ch. 386) and SportsNet NY (Ch. 388). In August DISH will add more HD channels: MHD (music from MTV, VH1, CMT); Golf/Versus, Animal Planet, Science Channel, TLC, Discovery and History.
Here's the status of FSNO HD for other carriers:
--Insight: Launched before Opening Day.
--Time Warner: No deal yet, but still talking to FSNO.
--DirecTV: Has option to pick up any HD Reds game, but chooses best HD game of the night, FSNO says. The Reds are scheduled for HD on July 23 and July 25, home games with the first-place Brewers.
And since this blog gets get plenty of comments from frustrated Time Warner customers, let me add this: Nothing new on TWC picking up Big Ten Network or NFL Network either.