2007 ICC Cricket World
Cup on Dish Networktm
Colo: EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH)
and its DISH NetworkTM satellite TV service held a press
conference to announce the 2007 broadcast of the ICC Cricket
World Cup. The conference held at the Barbados Consulate
in New York City was attended by members of the South Asian,
Caribbean and mainstream press.
Consul General Jessica C. Odle of Barbados, community leader
and New Jersey Ratepayer Advocate Jersey Seema M. Singh,
Esq., and EchoStar Executive Vice President Michael Kelly
were present to address the press. Also present was the
permanent representative of Barbados to the United Nations,
his Excellency Christopher Hackett.
Coverage of the event begins March 5 with four warm-up matches,
followed by the opening ceremony on March 11 and the first
match on March 13. The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup is available
to DISH Network customers for $199.95.
“This year marks DISH Network’s tenth anniversary
for delivering cricket to our subscribers,” stated
Michael Kelly, executive vice president of DISH Network.
“We continue to look for new ways to bring the best
of cricket to passionate fans, and are pleased we are able
to offer the most complete coverage of the 2007 ICC Cricket
“I wish to praise DISH Network for once again making
this event accessible to many, especially, but not limited
to the Caribbean diaspora, who are unable to return home
to view this highly anticipated sporting event. I say once
again because this is DISH Network’s third cricket
world cup. We believe it will be yet the best,” said
Consul General Odle.
Coverage of the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup is available
on DISH Network channel 471 and includes live matches and
replays, highlights and news. Additionally, DISH Network’s
interactive TV (iTV) application will provide video switching
between two match feeds, voting, background information
on teams and players, and live scores as well as news and
DISH Network subscribers can launch any iTV application
by going to DishHOME channel 100, choosing a category, and
selecting any of the available iTV applications.
The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup will be hosted in the West
Indies, allowing cricket fans in the U.S. to watch this
exciting event live during daytime hours. Those unable to
watch their favorite teams compete live on TV from the comfort
of their homes can watch the matches on their PC through
a broadband connection by visiting www.dishnetwork.com.
As an added bonus, cricket fans can take advantage of a
digital video recorder (DVR) to record the matches and watch
them at their convenience.
The standing-room-only press event was carried live on Dish
Broadband as well as five South Asian radio stations across
the U.S. in the Bay Area, Dallas, Houston, NY and NJ.
Artists Don Revo & G-Deep were on hand to perform their
new song, “Cricket Anthem,” live as a finale
to the conference. The artists broke out in song, much to
the amusement of press and onlookers and were joined by
calypso dancers and some enthusiastic members of the audience
as the Consul General Odle, Ratepayer Advocate Singh and
EVP Kelly cheered them on.
For more information about DISH Network programming and
services visit www.dishnetwork.com or call 1-800-333-DISH
(3474). To order Pay-Per-View events, DISH Network customers
can call 1-877-DISH PPV (347-4778) or visit www.dishnetwork.com/ppv.
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