Dish Network® to Launch Zee Sports America

Englewood, Colo. – Sept. 27, 2007 – EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and its DISH Network® satellite TV service announced that it has entered into an agreement with ZEE TV USA to launch the 24-hour sports channel ZEE Sports America.
ZEE Sports America will provide coverage of South Asian sports such as football, cricket, golf, and motor sports including ZEE’s award-winning original productions such as the Daily Sports News, Sports Café, Football Café, Sports Sunday, World Motor Sports Magazine, Twenty Two Yards, Cricket Talk, and Cricket First.
“We are very pleased to offer ZEE Sports America as part of DISH Network’s programming line-up. DISH Network is a leader in providing entertainment and movie channels to the South Asian community in the US and now it adds a sports channel to that line-up. DISH Network provides over 30 South Asian and Urdu channels, in nine languages servicing the Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan communities. We view the addition of ZEE Sports America to our family of South Asian channels as further evidence to our commitment to be a leader in South Asian programming,” stated Eric Sahl, senior vice president of Programming for EchoStar.


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