News Releases

August 16, 2005
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 16, 2005--EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and its DISH Network(TM) satellite TV service launched today the Reach for the Stars Sweepstakes, giving one customer the chance to dedicate its next satellite.

"As part of DISH Network's new 'Better TV for All' branding and advertising campaign, we are offering the chance for one lucky person to put his or her name on our next satellite," said Jody Martin, senior vice president of Marketing

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August 16, 2005
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 16, 2005--EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and its DISH Network(TM) satellite TV service today unveiled a dynamic, nationwide branding and advertising campaign with a money-saving offer for new customers. The campaign, declaring that DISH Network is "Better TV for All," will appeal particularly to dissatisfied cable customers.

Based on public reports, 1.2 million households have switched to satellite TV since January, bringing

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August 9, 2005
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 9, 2005--EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) reported that its DISH Network(TM) satellite television service added approximately 225,000 net new subscribers during the second quarter of 2005.

DISH Network had approximately 11.46 million subscribers as of June 30, 2005.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2005, EchoStar reported total revenue of $2.1 billion, an 18 percent increase compared with $1.78 billion for the corresponding period in

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July 26, 2005
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 26, 2005--EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) will host its second quarter 2005 earnings conference call on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005, 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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July 19, 2005

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) announced that its DISH Network satellite TV service has slashed prices up to 32 percent in six U.S. cities for a limited time, showing disgruntled cable customers there is a better alternative.

DISH Network has created an offer targeting Atlanta, Dallas, Kansas City, Mo., Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Sacramento, Calif.

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July 7, 2005

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) announced today that its DISH Network™ satellite TV service now offers local channels by satellite television to Casper-Riverton, Wyo., and the surrounding area. The following local TV channels will be available: ABC Ch. 2 (KTWO), CBS Ch. 14 (KGWC), NBC Ch. 13 (KCWY), and FOX Ch. 20 (KFNB).

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July 4, 2005
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 4, 2005--EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:DISH) and its DISH Network(TM) satellite TV service announced today the addition of the Sporting News TV channel to DISH Network's interactive TV line-up. DISH Network viewers can track their favorite players, teams and match-ups through the new channel, available for no charge through "dish home's" Ch. 100.more...
June 30, 2005

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) announced today that its DISH Network™ satellite TV service now offers local channels by satellite television to Fairbanks, Alaska, and the surrounding area. The following local TV channels will be available: ABC Ch. 2 (KATN), CBS Ch. 13 (K13XD), NBC Ch. 11 (KTVF), FOX Ch. 7 (KFXF), PBS Ch. 9 (KUAC) and an independent Ch. 4 (KJNP).

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June 23, 2005

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) announced today that its DISH Network™ satellite television service has added Indian channel Zee Gujarati to its international programming lineup. This launch brings to 20 the total number of South Asian channels currently available on DISH Network and reinforces its efforts to offer the most comprehensive international programming and content.

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June 22, 2005

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) announced today that its DISH Network™ satellite television service has added 3A TELESUD, a 24-hour-a-day, French language channel that provides programming from Africa, the West Indies and Haiti. DISH Network offers the industry's most comprehensive international programming and content with more than 100 international channels from over 25 countries in more than 25 languages, including Arabic

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