TS News - DISH Network Launches New Programming

TELE-satellit News, 1 November 1996

DISH Network Launches New Programming
  ENGLEWOOD, Colorado, USA, 96/11/01 (TS) -- EchoStar Communications is
launching additional channels today, November 1, on its DISH Network digital
programming package. The new channels include additional regional sports
channels, Premium Service packages, Spanish-language programming and more

  The new programming package, America's Top 50, will include BET (Black
Entertainment Television), C-Span 2, Animal Planet, ESPNEWS, Game Show
Channel, NET (National Empowerment Television), WSBK (UPN-Boston). This
package will also include all of America's Top 40 and DISH CD while the
price will remain $24.99 a month.

  The Fox Sports Network (formerly Liberty Satellite Sports) will also debut
on Nov. 1, bringing DISH Network customers in-region games from NBA, NHL,
and Major League Baseball along with top conferences such as the Big 12
Conference, the PAC-10 Conference, and Conference USA.

  The regional sports lineup is:  Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports West, Fox
Sports Pittsburgh, Fox Sports Midwest, Fox Sports Rocky Mountain, Fox Sports
Northwest, MSG, Sunshine, PASS, HTS, SportSouth, NESN, Empire Sports Network
and Midwest Sports Channel. An out-of-market sports package is expected to
be available at a later date.

  DISH Network is also expanding its Premium Service offerings with two new
services:  Sundance Channel and FLIX. The Premium Value Pack includes
MultiChannel Cinemax (3 channels), MultiChannel HBO (5 channels) and
Multichannel Showtime, Multichannel TMC, FLIX and Sundance (7 channels).

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