Dish Network Adds Two Urdu Language Channels

Englewood, Colo.: EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and its DISH Network™ satellite television service has added two Urdu language channels – Indus Vision and Indus Music– to its international programming lineup. With the addition of these two channels, DISH Network now offers eight Urdu channels.
“We believe these top-rated, Urdu-language channels provide our Urdu speaking customers with even more choice and greatly enhance our existing Urdu offerings,” said Tracy Thompson, vice president of International Programming for DISH Network.
Indus Vision is one of the top-rated general entertainment channels from Pakistan. Programming on the channel includes dramas, sitcoms, entertainment and magazine shows, cooking shows, awards, fashion programs, talk shows, television films, and children’s programming.
Indus Music is Pakistan’s top-ranked music channel. Indus Music has interactive VJ’s, celebrity interviews, comic fillers, theme shows, live concerts and is the home of the only Pakistani music industry awards, IM Awards.
"We are excited about the launch of Indus Vision, Pakistan's first independent satellite channel, and Indus Music, the No. 1 music channel in Pakistan, to viewers in the United States on DISH Network,” said Faisal Aftab, executive director and vice president of International Development for Indus Media Group. “DISH Network has consistently been the market leader in Urdu-language programming and is really the only viable platform for the distribution of Urdu channels in the United States.”
Indus Vision and Indus Music are available as part of the Pak Mega Pack for $39.99 per month. Customers who do not subscribe to a qualifying basic programming package will be charged a $6.00 per month Service Access Fee. An additional dish antenna or single SuperDISH antenna is required to receive basic and international programming.
DISH Network now offers 134 international channels from 25 countries in 28 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Bangla and Kannada.
Customers can contact DISH Network at 1-800-333-DISH (3474), or 1-877-478-8872 (Pakistani), or their local retailer for more information on how to subscribe to DISH Network. To learn more about DISH Network’s international programming offers, visit



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