News Releases

January 1, 2006
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 1, 2006--EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) and its DISH Network satellite service was forced by Lifetime Television to remove Lifetime and Lifetime Movie Network from its satellite TV service.

DISH Network's contract with Lifetime expired Dec. 31, 2005. DISH Network deeply regrets the disruption of service to customers, but prior to the loss of Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime refused to offer an extension for continued negotiations.

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December 19, 2005

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and its DISH Network™ satellite television service now offers Abu Dhabi, a 24-hour Arabic language channel.

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December 13, 2005

Televisión Dominicana, the 24-hour Dominican network, is now available for the first time nationwide via Echostar Communications Corporation's (NASDAQ: DISH) DISH Network satellite TV service. Televisión Dominicana, which airs the highest rated and most compelling shows, humor, news and entertainment programming in the Dominican Republic, will be available exclusively through DISH Network's DISH Latino Spanish-language programming package.

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November 30, 2005

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) announced today Michael Dugan has been named to the new position of Chief Technical Officer (CTO) for EchoStar. He will have responsibility for all technical development and operations within EchoStar including Broadcast Centers, Satellite Fleet, EchoStar Technologies Corporation, Broadband Development, Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) Sales/Operations, and Technical Innovation.

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November 21, 2005

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and its DISH Network announced that it has acquired the exclusive rights to the England Cricket Home tours for 2006 through 2009 from the England and Wales Cricket Board. This comes on the heels of EchoStar's Nov. 9 announcement that it acquired the rights to Pakistan National cricket for 2005 through 2008.

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November 21, 2005

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and its DISH Network™ satellite TV service now offers Fox Reality, a channel dedicated to original unscripted programming and acquired series and specials from top U.S. and international programmers.

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November 16, 2005
DISH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 2005--EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:DISH), its DISH Network(TM) satellite TV service and the town of Clark, Texas, announced today that the town of Clark has accepted DISH Network's challenge to re-brand itself as part of the DISH City Makeover.

As of today, Clark, Texas, a small tight-knit bedroom community located a half hour north of Fort Worth, Texas, has legally changed its name to DISH, Texas.

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November 14, 2005
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2005--

  Live Call-in Press Conference with President of DISH Network and Mayor Available  

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November 14, 2005

EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) today announced that Gary Howard joined its board of directors effective Nov. 8. Mr. Howard will also serve on the Nominating and Compensation Committees of EchoStar's board. The appointment of Howard increases the size of EchoStar's board to 10 members.

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November 9, 2005

EchoStar Communications Corporations (NASDAQ: DISH) and its DISH Network announced that it has acquired the rights to broadcast all Pakistani cricket home games in the U.S. for the remainder of 2005 through 2008.

"We are very excited to be the exclusive provider of all Pakistani home games through 2008," said Susan Arnold, vice president of Programming for DISH Network. "This is a great example of why we are the nation's leading TV

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