DISH Network Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results

DISH Network(r) Corporation (Nasdaq:DISH) today reported total revenue of $2.8 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2008, a 7.5 percent increase compared with $2.6 billion for the corresponding period in 2007.

Net income totaled $259 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2008, compared with $157 million during the corresponding period in 2007. Basic earnings per share were $.58 for the quarter ended March 31, 2008, compared with basic earnings per share of $.35 during the corresponding period in 2007.

DISH Network added approximately 35,000 net new subscribers during the quarter ended March 31, 2008, giving the company approximately 13.815 million subscribers as of that date.

Detailed financial data and other information are available in DISH Network's Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2008, filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About DISH Network

DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq:DISH) provides more than 13.815 million satellite TV customers with industry-leading customer satisfaction which has surpassed major cable companies for seven years running. DISH Network customers also enjoy access to a premier line of award-winning Digital Video Recorders (DVRs), hundreds of video and audio channels, the most International channels in the U.S., industry-leading Interactive TV applications, Latino programming, and the best sports and movies in HD. DISH Network offers a variety of package and price options including the lowest all-digital price in America, the DishDVR Advantage Package, high-speed Internet service, and a free upgrade to the best HD DVR in the industry. DISH Network is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 300 company. Visit or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474) for more information.

DISH Network will host its First Quarter 2008 earnings conference call today at noon ET. The dial-in number is (800) 616-6729.




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