News Releases

April 21, 2005
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 21, 2005--EchoStar Communications Corporation will host its first quarter 2005 earnings conference call on Thursday, May 5, 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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April 14, 2005
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 14, 2005--EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) announced that its DISH Network(TM) satellite TV service has unveiled a plan allowing frustrated New York-area cable customers to save money while watching Mets baseball games.

Eligible customers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and the Wilkes Barre, Pa., area who want to watch the Mets can subscribe to DISH Network for only $19.99 a month plus an extra $5 for Fox Sports Net New York and/

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April 6, 2005

Frontier Communications and EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) today announced a strategic alliance to provide EchoStar's DISH Network digital satellite TV services to households in Frontiers' markets across the country.

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March 18, 2005

TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V. (NYSE: TZA; BMV: TVAZTCA; Latibex: XTZA), one of the two largest producers of Spanish language television programming in the world, announced today that the company has signed a distribution agreement in which EchoStar Communication Corporation's DISH Network will make Azteca America available nationwide via satellite TV.

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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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