Dish Network HD Capacity
 Updated July 31st, 2014
 119°   110°   129°   
DISH holds FCC license to 50 transponders at 119 and 110 and leases 32 transponders at 129.
 Spots  QPSK  Spots
 Spots  QPSK  Spots
 Spots  QPSK  Spots
 Spots  Spots  Spots
 Spots  QPSK  Spots
 QPSK  QPSK  Spots
 RSN 1+8  HD 10  Spots
 QPSK  QPSK  Spots
 QPSK  QPSK  Spots
10   QPSK  QPSK  Spots
11   QPSK  QPSK  Spots
12   QPSK  Spots  Spots
13   QPSK  HD 8  DNL  Spots
14   QPSK  QPSK  Spots
15   QPSK  QPSK  Spots
16   QPSK  QPSK  Spots
17   QPSK  8PSK DATA  HD 10
18   QPSK  Spots  HD 9
19   QPSK/EPG  HD 9  HD 9
20   QPSK  Spots  HD 9
21   QPSK  QPSK/EPG  QPSK/EPG
22   HD 10  HD 9
23   Spots  HD 9
24   QPSK  HD 9
25   Spots  RSN 8
26   Spots  RSN 8
27   Spots  RSN 8
28   HD 9
29   Spots  HD 9
30   HD 8  DNL
31   Spots  HD 9
32   HD 9
178 active (25 RSN) on 20 TPs - 2 slots available (on transponders used for HD)
(Assuming 9 HD channels per transponder except RSNs - note twelve transponders have 9 and three have 10.)

 Updated July 31st, 2014
 61.5°   72.7°   77°   
DISH holds FCC license to 30 transponders on 61.5 and leases transponders at 72.7 and 77.
TP 1 and 2 at 61.5 are available to DISH via special temporary authority.
 Test  RSN 8  Locals
 Test  8PSK +1  Mexico HD
 Locals  HD 8  DNL  DISH Mexico
 HD DNS?  HD 9  Locals
 Locals  8PSK  Locals
 8PSK  HD 9  Vacant
 8PSK  8PSK  Mexico HD
 Locals  RSN 8  Locals
 8PSK  8PSK  Locals
10   RSN 1+7  RSN 8  SD MEX
11   8PSK  HD 9  SD
12   Test  HD 10  Locals
13   8PSK  HD 9  DISH Mexico
14   QPSK/EPG  8PSK DATA  SD
15   8PSK  8PSK  DISH Mexico
16   8PSK  HD 9  Locals
17   Test  HD 9  Locals
18   Spots  HD 9  DISH Mexico
19   Spots  HD 9  DISH Mexico
20   Spots  HD 9  Locals
21   Spots  8PSK/EPG  Locals
22   Spots  8PSK  Mexico HD
23   Spots  8PSK 0  Mexico HD
24   Spots  HD 8  Latino
25   Spots  8PSK  SD
26   Spots  HD 8  SD
27   Spots  HD 9  Mexico HD
28   Spots  HD 8  Latino/DNL
29   Spots  8PSK  Locals
30   Spots  HD 8  Mexico HD
31   Spots  8PSK  DISH Mexico
32   Spots  DNS 4+5  Locals
 
178 active (25 RSN) on 21 TPs ("DNS" channels not included)
The authorization granted for Echostar 16 specifices TP 3-32, with spots on TP 18-32.
 
Transponders marked HD # transmit the listed number of national HD channels. Transponders marked RSN # transmit the listed number of RSN feed channels (a second # reflects additional HD). Slots available are calculated based on eight HD channels per transponder. (Some transponders have additional data feeds as marked.)

Transponders marked QPSK or 8PSK have SD channels, Locals transponders have local channels (HD and SD), Latino transponders have DISH Latino channels. Transponders marked Spots have multiple spotbeams carrying locals (or HD to Alaska/Hawaii/Puerto Rico). Transponders marked AAD are leased to All American Distants/NPS for their distant networks service.

Most HD channels have multiple mirrors - only one occurance of each channel per transponder is counted.
Red shaded transponders are available to DISH Network but have but have no active channels. (On 61.5 TP 23 and 24 are available for temporary programming per the FCC.)
Gray shaded transponders are not available to DISH Network. (On Western Arc these transponders are licensed to DirecTV.)
Black shaded transponders are not available to DISH Network in the US. These transponders are used to serve DISH Mexico customers in Mexico.

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