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DISH Network and Sony Pictures Television Reach Agreement to Offer Video On Demand

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September 25th, 2008

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sept 25, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — DISH Network Corporation, (Nasdaq: DISH), the nation’s third largest pay-TV provider and the digital transition leader, today announced an agreement with Sony Pictures Television to carry the studio’s movies and other programming content on its Video On Demand platform, DISH On Demand, as well as through its DISH Network Pay-Per-View services. The agreement covers both standard definition and high definition (HD) content.

"DISH Network continues to enhance our ability to provide cost-effective, convenient platforms for our subscribers to enjoy the best HD and SD content in the industry," said Andy Karofsky, vice president of Programming for DISH Network. "With the increased interest in On Demand and Pay-Per-View services, we are pleased to reach an agreement with Sony Entertainment to provide more programming to our subscribers."

DISH Network’s Pay-Per-View service offers a variety of movies, events and sports — available to subscribers whenever their schedules permit. DISH Network customers can access DISH Network Pay-Per-View through DISH Network Ch. 500, which provides a complete listing of programming availability and channel locations.

DISH Network subscribers will need a digital video recorder to access DISH On Demand. The service is easily accessible by pressing the "DVR" button on a DISH Network remote control or by selecting the Entertainment section of DishHOME (Ch. 100). Some DISH On Demand titles are available on the same day they are released on DVD.

Consumers can sign up for the best high definition programming and service in the industry with DISH Network’s new TurboHD programming packages, the only all-HD packages on the market, starting at $24.99 per month. TurboHD is available in three separate tiers and includes special "turbo-charged" features and benefits such as DISH Network’s award-winning and industry-leading technology, the highest quality HD available including 1080p resolution where available, and the most-watched HD channels that may be viewed on any TV — analog, digital or high definition.

Current DISH Network customers looking to add the industry’s best high definition experience can get a "turbo-charged" HD package for as little as $10 more per month.

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