Dish NetworkTM Launches Festive Sweepstakes*

Englewood, Colo: EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and its DISH NetworkTM satellite South Asian & Urdu TV programming service has announced the launch of a nationwide sweepstakes campaign.
This festive season when readers subscribe or upgrade either to the Hindi-language Mega Pack or the Urdu-language Pak Mega Pack, they are automatically entered for a chance to win many prizes, including a 2008 C class Mercedes Benz, a his and hers Rado watches or 20 prizes of $500 cash from Citibank.
The sweepstakes will end on January 31, 2008.The sweepstakes offer is in addition to the general promotion where subscribers with an 18-month commitment can get HBO/Cinemax for 3 months free, DishHDTM for 6 months, and a free DVR upgrade with American programming and can also save $100 over 10 months.
The Hindi-language Mega Pack is a bouquet of South Asian channels consisting of ZEE TV, Sony TV, TV Asia, Sahara One, Sahara Samay, Aaj Tak, Headlines Today, B4U Movies, ZEE Cinema, SET Max, B4U Music and the DISH Network radio service Asian FM. The Mega Pack is available for a low monthly fee of $54.99.
Plus, beginning November 14, 2007, the Hindi-language Mega Pak became qualifying programming, allowing International customers to take advantage of DISH Network’s great offers for new customers. New customers subscribing to Mega Pack (or other qualifying International packages) can participate in Digital Home Advantage, with no equipment to buy, free Standard Professional Installation in up to 4 rooms, a free DVR or HD DVR upgrade and much more. (Restrictions may apply – ask for details)
The Pak Mega Pack is a bouquet of Urdu channels consisting of ARY Digital, ARY One World, Indus Vision, Indus Music, PTV and The Musik. The Pak Mega Pack is available for a low monthly fee of $39.99.
“Our festive sweepstakes is testimony to our continued commitment to the South Asian community,” stated Tracy Thompson, vice president of International programming, DISH Network.

Plus, beginning November 14, 2007, the Hindi-language Mega Pak will become qualifying programming, allowing International customers to take advantage of DISH Network’s great offers for new customers. New customers subscribing to Mega Pack (or other qualifying International packages) can participate in Digital Home Advantage, with no equipment to buy, free Standard Professional Installation in up to 4 rooms, a free DVR or HD DVR upgrade and much more. (Restrictions may apply – ask for details)
In its South Asian service, DISH network offers a total of 34 channels spread over 9 languages including Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bangla, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada. Last month DISH Network also announced the launch of Zee Sports Americas, the first South Asian sports channel in the U.S. that will be the exclusive home to all BCCI content. In addition, RTV and MH1 were also launched in the Bangla and Punjabi language cateories.
With its range of channels, there is always something for everyone with DISH Network.
For more information about DISH Network programming and services visit www.dishnetwork.com or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474) or visit www.dishnetwork.com
*No Purchase Necessary. Sweepstakes ends January 31, 2008. Open to legal US residents residing in any of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, who are 21 years of age or older and have a valid Social Security Number. Subject to full official rules available by sending a SASE to: “This Festive Season” Rules Request, PO Box 10505, Rochester, NY 14610. Void where prohibited.
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).

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