News Releases

September 23, 2005
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 23, 2005--EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) today announced that its DISH Network(TM) satellite TV service is enhancing its 24-hour hurricane channel, providing critical information on issues related to both Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

The channel, formerly called Katrina Information Network, is now called Emergency Response Information Network (ERIN), reflecting the expansion of the channel's scope.

September 22, 2005
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September 20, 2005

SBC Communications Inc. (NYSE: SBC) and EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) today announced an extension to their strategic agreement to continue marketing the co-branded SBC | DISH Network satellite television services. The extension builds on a July 2003 agreement that created the co-branded satellite TV service. The companies will operate the service along a more traditional sales agency approach that provides strong motivation

September 16, 2005

DISH Network has installed its satellite TV service at 81 evacuee shelters across the country, providing crucial communication to more than 42,000 victims of Hurricane Katrina.

September 15, 2005
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 15, 2005--EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) announced that its DISH Network(TM) satellite TV service now broadcasts the Katrina Information Network (KIN), providing critical information on hurricane-related issues.

KIN is available on Ch. 206, free of charge to all DISH Network customers during the hurricane recovery period.

September 12, 2005
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 12, 2005--EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:DISH) today announced its DISH Network satellite TV service now offers NFL Network as part of the America's Top 120 programming package.

NFL Network is the first year-round channel dedicated to coverage of the National Football League and the sport of football.

September 7, 2005
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 7, 2005--EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) today announced its DISH Network satellite TV service now offers CSTV: College Sports Television.

CSTV Networks, Inc. is a multi-media company consisting of the first 24-hour college sports television network. Starting today, Sept. 7, CSTV will be available to DISH Network's 11.4 million subscribers nationwide and included in DISH Network's "America's Top 180" programming package, at no extra

September 2, 2005
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 2, 2005--DISH Network has begun efforts to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina by raising money and providing satellite television service to shelters across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

As of today, DISH Network had set up TV service in nine shelters, including Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, which will receive about 25,000 refugees. DISH Network is in the process of establishing service in dozens of other Red Cross and

August 30, 2005
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 30, 2005--EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:DISH) and its DISH Network satellite TV service today unveiled a new feature that will give customers the ability to watch six TV channels and use an interactive menu, all at the same time. The mosaic of six networks and interactive channels on DISH Home, Ch. 100, is a convenient way for subscribers to watch and interact with their TV.more...
August 23, 2005
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 2005--EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:DISH) and its DISH Network(TM) satellite TV service announced today it will provide free programming for 10 years to all households in the first U.S. municipality willing to change its name legally and permanently to "DISH."

"As part of DISH Network's re-branding efforts and new advertising campaign trumpeting 'Better TV for All,' we invite a city or town to join us by re-branding itself DISH," said