DISH Network Expands Nation’s Largest HD Package

EchoStar Communications
Corporation and its DISH Network satellite TV service announced exciting
enhancements to its industry-leading DishHD programming package.

On July
11, DISH Network will launch eight Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) in high
definition (HD) that feature game-only baseball content, including Fox Sports
Network Arizona (Ch. 365), Fox Sports Network Northwest (Ch. 376), Fox Sports
Network Cincinnati (Ch. 377), Fox Sports Network Pittsburgh (Ch. 378), Fox
Sports Network Detroit (Ch. 380), SportsTime Ohio (Ch. 381), Fox Sports Network
North (Ch. 386), and SportsNet New York (DISH Network Ch. 388). With the launch
of nine HD RSNs earlier this year, these new additions bring DISH Network’s
total lineup of HD RSNs to 17, with more channel launches planned for Aug. 15.

Also on
Aug. 15, DISH Network will add seven national HD channels to its DishHD
programming package, including MHD, featuring music programming from MTV, VH1
and CMT; Golf/Versus HD; Animal Planet HD; The Science Channel HD; TLC HD;
Discovery HD, and History HD, which will debut on Sept. 1. With these additions
— plus more planned for mid-September — DishHD subscribers will continue to
have access to the largest national HD lineup in the

United States.

“No
one currently has more national HD channels than DISH Network, and we’re
committed to maintaining that edge by enhancing DishHD with channels that
exemplify the top-quality programming our customers enjoy,” said Eric
Sahl, senior vice president of Programming for DISH Network. “When it
comes to high definition, DISH Network offers not only the best programming,
but the best technology and value as well, including the only free HD DVR in
the industry and, starting Aug. 15, six months of DishHD programming for
free.”

DISH
Network’s DishHD currently offers customers more than 200 hours per day of HD
content from the nation’s top programmers and is a $20 add-on to digital
definition programming packages, including the DishDVR Advantage. The HD RSNs
are available to customers who subscribe to DISH Network’s

America’s Top
100 Plus programming with DishHD.

The highly-acclaimed
ViP622 DVR is the perfect complement to DISH Network’s extensive lineup of HD
programming — and it’s free to new customers who qualify. One of the most
advanced multi-room HD DVR receivers on the market today, the ViP622 DVR boasts
the only true 30-second skip feature in the industry — allowing subscribers to
watch television commercial-free.