Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and EchoStar Sign Carriage Agreement for Court TV
Service for Turner’s Popular, Unique Network Back on DISH Network™

ATLANTA & ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) and EchoStar Communications Corporations DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) today announced that they have signed an affiliation agreement that allows for the restored distribution of Court TV.

Court TV will be carried in DISH Networks AT200 package in its former channel position 204.

Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed, however, both parties are pleased with the financial terms of the agreement.

About Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.

About EchoStar Communications Corporation

EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) serves more than 13 million satellite TV customers through its DISH Network(TM), the fastest-growing pay-TV provider in the country since 2000. DISH Network's services include hundreds of video and audio channels, Interactive TV, HDTV, sports and international programming, together with professional installation and 24-hour customer service. EchoStar has been a leader for more than 25 years in satellite TV equipment sales and support worldwide. EchoStar is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 300 company. Visit EchoStar's Web site at www.echostar.com or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474).




EchoStar Communications Corporation
Kathie Gonzalez, 720-514-5351
TBS, Inc.
Misty Skedgell,404-885-4396