DISH Network First to Offer 200 National HD Channels in the U.S.

Monday, April 19th, 2010 
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Significant Industry Milestone Includes Launch of EPIX HD

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — DISH Network L.L.C. (Nasdaq: DISH), America’s fastest-growing pay-TV provider, today became the first and only company to offer 200 national high definition channels. New additions to the nation’s largest full-time HD line-up include EPIX HD, G4 HD, Headline News HD, History International HD, Nat Geo Wild HD, ShortsHD, Style HD and Turner Classic Movies HD.

Consumers can enjoy these high definition channels and more via the most advanced DVR technology in the industry, DISH Network’s award-winning ViP 922 SlingLoaded DVR. This is the world’s only DVR with integrated Sling technology, allowing DISH Network customers to watch their favorite programs anytime and anywhere via their laptop or mobile device. Customers with a ViP 922 have access to 200 HD channels through a giant 1 terabyte hard drive – twice as large as any other distributor’s DVR.

“While others repeatedly claim they have the capacity to offer 200 HD channels, only DISH Network has delivered,” said Tom Cullen, executive vice president of Sales, Marketing and Programming for DISH Network. “We are pleased to continue to lead the industry in delivering the best movies and entertainment with channels such as EPIX HD.”

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