DISH Network Statement Regarding Petetion on Retrans Files with FCC
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – March 9, 2010 – DISH Network L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), issued the following statement regarding recent developments in the retransmission consent process:
“The retransmission consent process is badly in need of modernization. If the FCC allows rules from the early 1990s to continue to distort the new video marketplace, consumer harm will accelerate at an even faster pace. Innocent Americans are increasingly missing out on their favorite TV shows when negotiations break down, and pay-TV services have no choice but to pass on price increases – some broadcasters have demanded increases as high as 400 percent – forced onto them by broadcasters.”
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About DISH Network
DISH Network L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), provides more than 14.1 million satellite TV customers, as of March 1, 2010, with the highest quality programming and technology at the best value, including the lowest all-digital price nationwide. Customers have access to hundreds of video and audio channels, the most HD channels, the most international channels, state-of-the-art interactive TV applications, and award-winning HD and DVR technology including 1080p Video on Demand and the ViP® 722 HD DVR, a CNET and PC Magazine “Editors’ Choice.” DISH Network Corporation is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dishnetwork.com, follow on Twitter, @dishnetwork (www.twitter.com/dishnetwork), or become a Fan on Facebook, www.facebook.com/dishnetwork.
Edited by Jason Nipp, 11 March 2010 - 04:42 PM.
Fixed upper case