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March 30, 2006

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) announced today that its DISH Network™ satellite television offers a new Filipino programming package called Viva Pinoy Pack. Viva Pinoy Pack includes Viva TV, NBN America and RPN USA. The addition of this Filipino package reinforces DISH Network's leadership in international programming. DISH Network currently has four Filipino channels: Viva TV, NBN America, RPN USA and the Mabuhay Channel.

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March 15, 2006
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 15, 2006--EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) reported total revenue of $2.18 billion for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2005, a 12.8 percent increase compared with $1.93 billion for the corresponding period in 2004.

Net income totaled $133 million for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2005, compared with $70 million during the corresponding period in 2004. Basic earnings per share were $.30 for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2005, compared with basic

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March 13, 2006
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 13, 2006--EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and its DISH Network(TM) satellite TV service announced today it launched local high definition TV channels via its satellite TV service to customers in Kansas City and its 30 surrounding counties. The following local TV channels will be available: ABC Ch. 9 (KMBC), CBS Ch. 5 (KCTV), NBC Ch. 41 (KSHB) and FOX Ch. 4 (WDAF).

This is the first time HD local TV channels are available by satellite

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March 8, 2006
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 8, 2006--EchoStar Satellite LLC, a subsidiary of EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:DISH), announced today that it has acquired from the Global Cricket Corporation (GCC) the exclusive rights to distribute on television, radio, broadband and internet the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup 2007 in Canada, Mexico, Central and South America and Dutch Antilles. In the United States, including Puerto Rico and the U.S.more...
March 6, 2006
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 6, 2006--

  HD Local Channels Now Available in Albuquerque, Atlanta, Boston, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C.  

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March 2, 2006
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 2, 2006--EchoStar Communications Corporation will host its fourth-quarter 2005 earnings conference call on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at noon ET.

The call will be broadcast live from EchoStar's website, www.echostar.com. The dial-in number is (800) 616-6729.

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March 2, 2006
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 2, 2006--EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) and its DISH Network(TM) satellite TV service announced today it will launch local high-definition TV channels via its satellite TV service to customers in Denver and its 61 surrounding counties. The following local TV channels will be available: ABC Ch. 7 (KMGH), CBS Ch. 4 (KCNC) and FOX Ch. 31 (KDVR).

This is the first time HD local channels are available by satellite TV in the Denver area,

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March 2, 2006

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and its DISH Network announced that it is now offering England's Tour of India cricket matches through April 14. EchoStar recently acquired the rights to this tour and all Board of Cricket Control India (BCCI) matches occurring on the soil of India from 2006 to 2010. The BCCI series of events is one of the most popular cricketing events and draws hundreds of millions of worldwide viewers

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March 2, 2006

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and its DISH Network™ satellite TV service announced today it will launch local high definition TV channels via its satellite TV service to customers in Denver and its 61 surrounding counties. The following local TV channels will be available: ABC Ch. 7 (KMGH), CBS Ch. 4 (KCNC) and FOX Ch. 31 (KDVR).

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March 1, 2006
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 1, 2006--EchoStar Satellite L.L.C. and Nimbus Sport International, Pte., Ltd., which owns the Board of Cricket Control India (BCCI) rights, announced today that EchoStar has acquired exclusive radio, television, broadband and internet distribution rights in North America including Caribbean Nations for all BCCI matches occurring on the soil of India from 2006 to 2010. The BCCI series of events is one of the most popular cricketing events and drawsmore...