ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 12, 2014 – DISH Network L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH), issued the following statement today regarding the proposed “Local Choice” plan that the leadership of the Senate Commerce Committee introduced last Friday to update the retransmission consent system as part of the 2014 reauthorization of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA):
“We applaud the bipartisan efforts of Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Thune to update the decades-old retransmission consent regime in a manner that uses free-market concepts to put an end to harmful broadcast television blackouts. DISH looks forward to working with Congress as ‘Local Choice’ legislation is considered as part of STELA.”
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides approximately 14.053 million pay-TV subscribers, as of June 30, 2014, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. Subscribers enjoy a high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dish.com.
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