DALLAS--EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and its DISH Network™ satellite TV service today officially launched the MobileDISH™ in-car satellite service, a programming package that combines cutting-edge antenna technology from RaySat™. The MobileDISH™technology, which was showcased at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, allows DISH Network customers to watch live satellite television from their vehicles, even while in motion.
“We’re excited to partner with RaySat because we know people today are always on the move and have a need for TV even while on the road,” said Mark Jackson, President of EchoStar Technologies. “The MobileDISH technology is just another example of how we’re providing our extensive line of cutting-edge technology and exceptional programming packages to reach our more than 13 million subscribers everywhere.”
The mobile satellite antenna, designed by RaySat™, mounts to a vehicle’s roof rack and provides hundreds of channels of all-digital DISH Network satellite TV with programming for everyone in the family. The MobileDISH technology is perfect for occupying the kids, monitoring weather and road conditions, keeping up on breaking news and watching movies on long road trips.
New and existing DISH Network customers can choose from a variety of programming packages that start at $29.99/month for the MobileDISH 100 package, and $42.99/month for the MobileDISH 200 package. The Starz Movie Pak can be added to the MobileDISH packages for $12.99/month, and the Encore Movie Pak may also be added to a MobileDISH package for $4.99/month.
The MobileDISH technology is compatible with existing vehicles including most cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and trucks.
For more information on DISH Network or to order the MobileDISH technology visit www.dishnetwork.com or call 1-800-333-DISH (3473).
About EchoStar Communications
EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) has been a leader for more than 26 years in satellite TV equipment sales and support worldwide. The Company’s DISH Network™ is the fastest-growing pay-TV provider in the country since 2000 and currently serves more than 13.1 million satellite TV customers. DISH Network offers a premier line of industry-leading Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) and hundreds of video and audio channels as well as the most national HD and International channels in the U.S., Interactive TV, Latino and sports programming. DISH Network also provides a variety of package and price options including the lowest all-digital price in America and the DishDVR Advantage Package. EchoStar is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 300 company. Visit www.echostar.com or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474) for more information.
Established in 1997, RaySat™, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of in-motion, low-profile, phased-array satellite antennas for the railway, automotive OEM, and automotive aftermarket industries. These antennas allow moving vehicles to receive live satellite television, and the company is the first to offer a low profile antenna solution for high-speed, two-way Internet connectivity. Among its many awards for its technology and innovation, RaySat is the 2005 recipient of the Frost & Sullivan Emerging Technology of the Year Award. Staffed by over 140 professionals spanning three continents, RaySat’s management, sales and support staff are headquartered in Vienna, VA. Additional facilities, including R&D and sales offices are located in Europe, Asia and Canada. For additional information please contact RaySat at 703.584.3770 or visit www.raysat.com.
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