News Releases

March 17, 2005
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 17, 2005--EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:DISH) reported total revenue of $1.93 billion for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2004, a 28 percent increase compared with $1.51 billion for the corresponding period in 2003.

Net income totaled $70 million for the quarter ended Dec. 31 2004, compared with $3 million during the corresponding period in 2003. Basic earnings per share were $0.15 for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2004, compared with basic

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March 16, 2005

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is giving the 10 million interactive TV subscribers of EchoStar Communications Corporation's DISH Network satellite TV an advanced "all-access pass" to experience and experiment with the new generation M-Class through an innovative interactive advertising campaign beginning this week and running through March, 2005.

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March 14, 2005

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and its DISH Network™ satellite TV service named three interactive TV (ITV) content and software developers ITV Providers of the Year for DISH Network in 2004: OpenTV Corp., (Nasdaq: OPTV), Pixel, and Buzztime Entertainment, Inc, a subsidiary of NTN Communications, Inc., (AMEX: NTN).

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March 8, 2005
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. & ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 8, 2005--ALLTEL (NYSE:AT) local telephone customers can sign up for EchoStar Communications Corporation's DISH Network satellite TV service through ALLTEL beginning this summer. The TV service will be available to residential telephone customers throughout ALLTEL's 15-state wireline territory as part of a discounted bundle on a single bill provided by ALLTEL.more...
March 8, 2005

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) announced today that its DISH Network™ satellite television service has added ABN-America, an English-language, African television network channel, to its international programming schedule. The addition of ABN-America, the first Africa-based channel available on DISH Network, underscores the company's leadership role in broadcasting international programming.

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March 3, 2005
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 3, 2005--EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:DISH) announced today that its DISH Network(TM) satellite TV service now offers local channels by satellite television to Billings, Mont., and the surrounding area. The following local TV channels will be available: ABC Ch. 6 (KSVI), CBS Ch. 2 (KTVQ), NBC Ch. 8 (KULR) and FOX Ch. 4 (KHMT).

This is the first time local TV channels are available by satellite in Billings, providing an alternative to

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March 3, 2005
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 3, 2005--EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) will host its fourth quarter 2004 earnings conference call on Thursday, March 17, 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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March 2, 2005

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and its DISH Network™ satellite TV service, along with TVG Network (TVG), announced today the launch of the first, nationwide Interactive Television Horseracing channel. The new ITV channel will allow TVG Network viewers to access the latest news and information from the world of horseracing and, in certain markets, to participate in pari-mutuel wagering on horse races using their DISH Network

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February 24, 2005
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 24, 2005--EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) announced that its DISH Network(TM) satellite-TV service now offers all major local TV channels to Abilene-Sweetwater, Texas, and the surrounding area, a claim unmatched by cable. The following TV channels will be available: NBC Ch. 9 (KRBC), ABC Ch. 12 (KTXS), CBS Ch. 32 (KTAB), FOX Ch. 15 (KXVA) and Telemundo Ch. 40 (KTES).more...
February 22, 2005
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 22, 2005--EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) announced today that its DISH Network(TM) satellite television service has added to its international channel line-up ProSiebenSat.1 Welt, a German-language channel that features the best programming from four leading channels in Germany. This addition underscores DISH Network's efforts to offer the most comprehensive international programming.more...