Thomas, unless you can ALREADY get the H&I channel OTA DISH will NOT be of any help. The signal STILL must come from you're antenna. H&I needs to be on the satellite for you to view it. Hope it does get on.
MeTV was over the air in my area(Mobile Ala.) and Dish got it on. It has to be coming from the network for all the stations to broadcast the signals to the stations. All Dish has to do is negotiate with who ever owns H&I's.