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DISH Network Adds GERMAN TV to International Programming Line-Up

Berlin, November 23, 2004. GERMAN TV has signed a contract with DISH Network, the fastest-growing pay-TV provider in the United States over the last four years. "DISH Network offers GERMAN TV the chance to be available on one of the most attractive digital TV platforms in the U.S. German customers will get the best of German public television for a monthly fee as low as $9.99. This is a fantastic deal!" commented Dr. Wolfgang Krueger, managing director of GERMAN TV.

DISH Network offers nearly 100 international channels from over 25 countries in more than 25 languages. "DISH Network is leading the industry in bringing international programming into customers’ homes here in the United States. We are delighted to launch GERMAN TV on DISH Network," said Tracy Thompson, EchoStar’s vice president of International Programming.

GERMAN TV will be available to DISH Network subscribers at the discounted price of $9.99 per month, representing a monthly savings of $5 off the current cost of GERMAN TV on the other competitors’ platforms. Customers wishing to subscribe may call DISH Network directly at 1-888-347-4134 or may visit their website at www.dishnetwork.com.

GERMAN TV delivers a premium 24-hour, German-language program consisting of up-to-date news, high quality documentaries, thrilling TV movies, highly rated German shows as well as German league soccer highlights and top-quality programming for children. Viewers interested in receiving further programming and subscription information may call 1-877 GERMAN TV or visit www.german.tv.


GERMAN TV is a joint undertaking of ARD, ZDF and Deutsche Welle. It offers the best of German publicly-supported television in a single 24-hour-per-day network. GERMAN TV presents a diverse selection of programming in the German language.

About EchoStar

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) serves more than 10.4 million satellite TV customers through its DISH Network™, the fastest growing U.S. provider of advanced digital television services in the last four years. DISH Network offers hundreds of video and audio channels, Interactive TV, HDTV, sports and international programming, together with professional installation and 24-hour customer service. J.D. Power and Associates ranks DISH Network No. 1 in Customer Satisfaction among Cable/Satellite TV Subscribers. Visit EchoStar’s DISH Network at www.dishnetwork.com or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474).


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