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EchoStar's Dish Network Launches Nation's Largest HD Lineup

Monty Solomon (
Fri, 6 Jan 2006 09:48:55 -0500

EchoStar's Dish Network Launches Nation's Largest HD Lineup by
Adding Expanded Suite of Rainbow Media's VOOM HD Networks; New
15-channel Offering Reinforces VOOM's Role as the Leading
Provider of Niche HD Content
- Jan 5, 2006 02:30 PM (BusinessWire)

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2006--EchoStar Communications
Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) and Rainbow Media Holdings announced today
that EchoStar's DISH Network will expand its offering of Rainbow's
VOOM HD Networks from 10 to 15 channels. VOOM HD Networks provides the
largest and most diverse suite of HD content in the nation, and
today's announcement reinforces its commitment to fill the HD content
void and to create programming that maximizes the HD experience.

As part of its strategy to be the nation's leading provider of HD
programming, DISH Network started distributing an initial lineup of 10
VOOM HD Networks in the spring of 2005. Telecast in 1080i with Dolby
5.1 surround sound, VOOM HD Networks provide 24 hours of
high-definition, commercial-free, programming. The new suite of 15
VOOM HD channels will be available to consumers on February 1, as part
of DISH Network's new DishHD package, which was also introduced today
at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show.


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