DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) today issued the following statement regarding the Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit against its wholly owned subsidiary, DISH Network L.L.C., for alleged "do-not-call" violations:
"We respectfully disagree with the allegations made today by the Federal Trade Commission and certain States that DISH Network has engaged in 'do-not-call' violations and that DISH Network should be held responsible for 'do-not-call' violations by independent retailers. An independent audit demonstrates that DISH Network is in compliance with 'do-not-call' laws, has proper controls in place, and is well within the safe-harbor provisions of the law. We also believe that the FTC is equating merely doing business with an independent retailer to 'causing' or 'assisting and facilitating' violations by that retailer, which creates a strict liability standard that does not exist in the law and was not intended by Congress. We look forward to resolving these differences of opinion through the judicial process."
About DISH Network
DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) provides approximately 13.678 million satellite TV customers as of Dec. 31, 2008 with the highest quality programming and technology at the best value, including the lowest all-digital price nationwide. Customers have access to hundreds of video and audio channels, the most international channels in the U.S., state-of-the-art interactive TV applications, and award-winning HD and DVR technology including 1080p Video on Demand and the DuoDVR(TM) ViP(R) 722 DVR, a CNET and PC Magazine "Editors' Choice." DISH Network is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dishnetwork.com.