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Dish Brings Local Channels to the Joplin, Mo., and the Pittsburg, Kan., Area


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#1 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 07:32 AM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 29, 2004--EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) announced today that its DISH Network™ will offer local TV channels by satellite television to the Joplin, Mo., and Pittsburg, Kan., market. The following local TV channels will be available: ABC Ch. 12 (KODE), CBS Ch. 7 (KOAM), FOX Ch. 14 (KFJX), NBC Ch. 16 (KSNF) and PBS Ch. 26 (KOZJ).

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

"The addition of local channels on DISH Network gives customers in Joplin and Pittsburg a final reason to choose DISH Network over cable," said Eric Sahl, vice president of Programming. "Customers in Joplin and Pittsburg 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 14 counties in the area: Allen, Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Neosho, Wilson, Woodson, Barton, Jasper, McDonald, Newton, Vernon and Ottawa counties.

With the addition of Joplin, Mo., and Pittsburg, Kan., DISH Network offers local channels in 136 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 OFFLINE   Nick Graham

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 08:07 AM

Ordered my SuperDish yesterday. I hate to make the guys from Blue Sky in Lawrence come all the way out here only 30 days after I had my inital install, but oh well.
I hope the small clearing between tress that allows my Dish 500 to get a good signal will allow the same for the SuperDish.




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