We are very excited to be the exclusive provider of all Pakistani home games through 2008
EchoStar Communications Corporations (NASDAQ: DISH) and its DISH Network announced that it has acquired the rights to broadcast all Pakistani cricket home games in the U.S. for the remainder of 2005 through 2008.
"We are very excited to be the exclusive provider of all Pakistani home games through 2008," said Susan Arnold, vice president of Programming for DISH Network. "This is a great example of why we are the nation's leading TV provider of major cricket matches."
The first home tour is England's tour of Pakistan Nov. 11 through Dec. 21. DISH Network subscribers can watch the games live on channels 457/471. All three "Test Matches" and five "One-Day Internationals" are available for the package price of $99.95. A "One Day International" package is available for $79.95. To order, call 1-877-DISH PPV (347-4778) or visit www.dishnetwork.com/cricket.
DISH Network is also excited to offer live coverage of India's Tour of Pakistan in early 2006. Schedule, pricing and packaging will be announced as soon as that information is available. Subscribers can visit www.dishnetwork.com/ppv for updates.
To order service or for more information on DISH Network, visit www.dishnetwork.com, call 1-800/333-DISH (3474), or contact your local DISH Network retailer.
About EchoStar Communications Corporation
EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) serves more than 11.71 million satellite TV customers through its DISH Network, the fastest growing U.S. provider of advanced digital television services in the last five years. DISH Network offers hundreds of video and audio channels, Interactive TV, HDTV, sports and international programming, together with professional installation and 24-hour customer service. Visit EchoStar's DISH Network at www.dishnetwork.com or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474).