LAS VEGAS-- EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and its DISH Network™ satellite TV service today introduced the MobileDISH in-car satellite service, a programming package by DISH Network combined with cutting-edge antenna technology from RaySat™. The MobileDISH technology allows DISH Network customers to watch live satellite television from their vehicles, even while in motion.
“We’re excited to partner with RaySat because we know people today are always on the move and have a need for TV even while on the road,” said Mark Jackson, President of EchoStar Technologies. “The MobileDISH technology is just another example of how we’re providing our extensive line of cutting-edge technology and exceptional programming packages to reach our 13 million subscribers everywhere.”
The mobile satellite antenna, designed by RaySat™, mounts to a vehicle’s roof rack and provides hundreds of channels of all-digital DISH Network satellite TV with programming for everyone in the family. The MobileDISH technology is perfect for occupying the kids, monitoring weather and road conditions, keeping up on breaking news and watching movies on long road trips.
The MobileDISH technology is compatible with existing vehicles including most cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and trucks and performs exceptionally well at highway speeds. More information about the MobileDISH technology, including package information and price details, is expected to be released in Spring 2007.
For more information on DISH Network, 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).
Established in 1997, RaySat™, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of in-motion, low-profile, phased-array satellite antennas for the railway, automotive OEM, and automotive aftermarket industries. These antennas allow moving vehicles to receive live satellite television, and the company is the first to offer a low profile antenna solution for high-speed, two-way Internet connectivity. Among its many awards for its technology and innovation, RaySat is the 2005 recipient of the Frost & Sullivan Emerging Technology of the Year Award. Staffed by over 140 professionals spanning three continents, RaySat’s management, sales and support staff are headquartered in Vienna, VA. Additional facilities, including R&D and sales offices are located in Europe, Asia and Canada. For additional information, please contact RaySat at 703-584-3770 or visit www.raysat.com.
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