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Dish Brings Local Channels to the Quincy, Ill.-Hannibal, Mo.-Keokuk, Iowa Area


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#1 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 06:36 AM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 10, 2004--EchoStar Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) announced today that its DISH Network™ will offer local TV channels by satellite television to the Quincy, Ill. area. The following local TV channels will be available: CBS Ch. 7 (KHQA), FOX Ch. 18 (XGEM), NBC Ch. 10 (WGEM) and PBS Ch. 22 (WMEC).

This is the first time local TV channels are available on DISH Network in the Quincy 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 Quincy 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 Quincy-area local channels. DISH Network also provides digital video recording technologies, high definition TV and more than 60 international channels to the Quincy area.

"The addition of local channels on DISH Network gives customers in the Quincy area a final reason to choose DISH Network over cable," said Eric Sahl, vice president of Programming. "Customers in Quincy, Hannibal, Keokuk 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 15 counties in the Quincy area: Lee, Adams, Brown, Hancock, McDonough, Pike, Schuyler, Scott, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Ralls and Shelby counties.

With the addition of Quincy, DISH Network offers local channels in 131 cities and their metro areas, in 50 states including the District of Columbia.

For customers who do not subscribe to Digital Home Advantage, local channels will be available at $5.99 with a $1 credit for the net cost of $4.99 a month, until a local ABC affiliate becomes available

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