DISH NETWORK INTRODUCES SPANISH-LANGUAGE MOVIES ON PAY PER VIEW

DISH NETWORK INTRODUCES SPANISH-LANGUAGE MOVIES ON PAY PER VIEW



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Littleton, Colo–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 12, 2003–DISH Network(TM) (NASDAQ: DISH), a leading direct broadcast satellite television provider, announced today that it will begin offering Spanish-language pay per view movies from around the globe on DISH On Demand Pay Per View starting Saturday, Feb. 15.

DISH Network will offer up to five Spanish-language movies each month on channel 539 for only $3.99 per movie. This channel will feature hit movies produced in Spanish-speaking countries in Central and South America, as well as in Mexico, Spain and Puerto Rico. Some of the upcoming featured monthly titles will include the popular Argentine films “The Son of the Bride,” “Nine Queens,” and the popular Mexican title “Y Tu Mamá Tambien.” EchoStar will acquire the movies directly from a variety of leading international distributors specializing in Spanish-language films.

“DISH Network’s growing number of Spanish-language customers will appreciate a premium movie service dedicated to Latinos,” said Michael Schwimmer, senior vice president of Programming at DISH Network. “DISH Network is meeting the demand for Spanish-language programming with its extensive DISH Latino programming packages and now, a pay per view movie service that appeals to Latino audiences.”

In addition, DISH Network’s DISH Latino packages provide the best value in Spanish and English entertainment with more than 20 channels in Spanish including Canal 13 from TV Azteca, Fox Sports Español, Telemundo and SUR.

DISH On Demand Pay-Per-View offers premiere movies, sports and a variety of special events, from concerts to boxing to wrestling. To order a Spanish language movie, customers can simply use their remote control or call 1-877-DISH PPV (347-4778).

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and its DISH Network is a U.S. leader in offering satellite television entertainment services to more than 8 million customers. DISH Network provides advanced digital satellite television services to the home, including hundreds of video, audio and data channels, personal video recording, HDTV, international programming, professional installation and 24-hour customer service. EchoStar is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 500 company. Visit EchoStar’s DISH Network at http://www.dishnetwork.com or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474).

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Marc Lumpkin

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DISH NETWORK INTRODUCES SPANISH-LANGUAGE MOVIES ON PAY PER VIEW