LAS VEGAS-- Add to first sentence of first graph: starting Feb. 1, 2007.
The corrected release reads:
DISH NETWORK OFFERS FREE HIGH DEFINITION DVR
Industry-leading ViP622 DVR™ Receiver Available Without Charge
No Rebates, No Upgrade Fees, No Upfront Costs
EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) and its DISH Network™ satellite TV service announced today that starting Feb. 1, 2007, it will offer new DISH Network customers the highly-acclaimed, high definition ViP622 DVR™ receiver for free as part of the Digital Home Advantage Program. The ViP622 DVR is the first HD DVR in the satellite industry to be offered with no upfront cost to new subscribers, giving viewers a unique opportunity to experience the exciting world of HD and commercial-free TV.
“Digital video recorders are the most exciting thing to happen to the home theater experience in decades and we want the cost of entry for consumers to be as low as possible,” said Bobby Billman, Senior Vice President of Marketing at DISH Network. “The ViP622 DVR gives consumers something they can’t buy –time – which allows them to watch what they want when they want. There’s no way to put a value on that.”
DISH Network’s ViP622 DVR is one of the most advanced multi-room HD DVR receivers on the market today. It was awarded Editor’s Choice and ranked best in class in the DVR category by CNET for its features and design, including the only true 30-second skip feature in the industry, the ability to support two televisions in two separate rooms, streamlined and user-friendly menus and Electronic Program Guide (EPG) and extensive recording capacity.
The ViP622 DVR complements DISH Network’s extensive lineup of HD programming – the most in the industry with 30 national channels. Customers can get DISH Network’s industry-leading HD programming added to the newly announced DishDVR Advantage Package for only $20 more each month.
DISH Network is exhibiting at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), booth #7922, in the Las Vegas Convention Center Jan. 8-11.
For more information on DISH Network programming and receivers like the ViP622 DVR visit www.dishnetwork.com or call 1-800-333-DISH (3473).
About EchoStar Communications
EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:DISH) serves more than 13 million satellite TV customers through its DISH Network(TM), the fastest-growing pay-TV provider in the country since 2000. DISH Network's services include hundreds of video and audio channels, Interactive TV, HDTV, sports and international programming, together with professional installation and 24-hour customer service. EchoStar has been a leader for more than 25 years in satellite TV equipment sales and support worldwide. EchoStar is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 500 company. Visit EchoStar's Web site at www.echostar.com or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474).
Francie Bauer, 720-514-5839
Heather Black, 720-514-5351