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Dish Brings Local Channels to Augusta, Ga.

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  1. Chris Blount

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    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 17, 2004--EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) announced today that its DISH Network(TM) will offer local TV channels by satellite television to the Augusta, Ga., area. The following local TV channels will be available: ABC Ch. 6 (WJBF), CBS Ch. 12 (WRDW), FOX Ch. 54 (WFXG), NBC Ch. 26 (WAGT) and PBS Ch. 14 (WEBA).

    This is the first time local TV channels are available on satellite TV in the Augusta area, providing an alternative to local cable TV service. DISH Network now offers local channels as part of its new Digital Home Advantage. Starting at $29.99 per a month, this promotion offers customers free installation for up to four TVs, with no commitment and no hardware to buy and includes more than 60 popular TV channels such as ESPN, Discovery and Nickelodeon, plus local Augusta TV channels.

    DISH Network has frozen the lowest all digital TV price through January 2005. Customers can call DISH Network or a local satellite TV retailer to learn how to get a free multi-satellite dish antenna required to receive Augusta-area local channels. DISH Network also provides digital video recording technologies, high definition TV and more than 60 international channels to the Augusta-area.

    "The addition of local channels on DISH Network gives customers in the Augusta area a final reason to choose DISH Network over cable," said Eric Sahl, vice president of Programming. "Customers in Augusta and the surrounding area now have more programming and product choices at a better price, with the ability to watch the news, weather and sports that matter most to them."

    DISH Network offers local channels via satellite to 18 counties in the Augusta area: Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, Wilkes, Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Edgefield and McCormick counties.

    With the addition of Augusta, DISH Network offers local channels in 133 cities and their metro areas, in 50 states and in the District of Columbia.

    For customers who do not subscribe to Digital Home Advantage, local channels will be available at $5.99 a month.

    For more information on DISH Network, visit www.dishnetwork.com, call 1-800/333-DISH (3474), or contact your local DISH Network retailer. For downloadable, print quality images of DISH Network equipment, installations or the DISH Network logo, visit www.dishnetwork.com/content/aboutus/presskit/print/index.shtml.

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  2. bcope9

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    Should a retailer be able to see these channels, as I'm in the Augusta DMA and haven't seen them added yet.
     
  3. Darkman

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    More likely - not...
     
  4. Darkman

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    Opps.. sorry.. if they are available.. - then more likely later on today maybe (or something.. or call Them and ask)
     
  5. kstevens

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    They are available to order. I put mine in yesterday afternoon and am scheduled for my superdish upgrade on saturday.


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  6. moedog

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    Really some strange things going on with the channel selections in these new markets, especially in regard to PBS affilates. Why no GA-PBS (WCES/20) available in Augusta--especailly considering that the mother station, WGTV, was supposed to be available on Dish statewide? SC-PBS is available on DIsh from WEBA/14 (Allendale SC) in Augusta, but in Savannah GA-PBS is available while SC-PBS is out of the picture. ANd in Tri-Cities TN-VA, no PBS whatsoever, even though there are two Blue Ridge PBS transmitters in the market, and motherstation WBRA has been on Roanoke locals since day one? Very strange!
     
  7. kstevens

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    Also, why isn't the local upn and wb available for Augusta?


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