Dish Network Adds Fox Soccer Channel, Sportsman Channel in HD

Dish Network has reached separate deals to add Fox Soccer Channel HD as well as Sportsman Channel and Sportsman Channel HD to its America’s Top 250 lineup.

Fox Soccer Channel HD launched on Feb. 11 on Dish Network’s channel 149 and will present 3,500-plus hours of soccer coverage, including England’s Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup, Major League Soccer and Women’s Professional Soccer. Multichannel News reports that the Dish Network deal does not involve Fox’s upcoming premium channel, Fox Soccer Plus, which will launch on March 1.

Sportsman Channel and Sportsman HD are also currently available on Dish Network on channels 285 and 9483, respectively.  This marks the debut of Sportsman HD simulcast service, which was announced in late January.