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DISH Network and Sony Pictures Television Reach Agreement to Offer Video On Demand
Extends Agreement to Offer Pay-Per-View Content


ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sept 25, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- DISH Network Corporation, (Nasdaq: DISH), the nation's third largest pay-TV provider and the digital transition leader, today announced an agreement with Sony Pictures Television to carry the studio's movies and other programming content on its Video On Demand platform, DISH On Demand, as well as through its DISH Network Pay-Per-View services. The agreement covers both standard definition and high definition (HD) content.

"DISH Network continues to enhance our ability to provide cost-effective, convenient platforms for our subscribers to enjoy the best HD and SD content in the industry," said Andy Karofsky, vice president of Programming for DISH Network. "With the increased interest in On Demand and Pay-Per-View services, we are pleased to reach an agreement with Sony Entertainment to provide more programming to our subscribers."

DISH Network's Pay-Per-View service offers a variety of movies, events and sports -- available to subscribers whenever their schedules permit. DISH Network customers can access DISH Network Pay-Per-View through DISH Network Ch. 500, which provides a complete listing of programming availability and channel locations.

DISH Network subscribers will need a digital video recorder to access DISH On Demand. The service is easily accessible by pressing the "DVR" button on a DISH Network remote control or by selecting the Entertainment section of DishHOME (Ch. 100). Some DISH On Demand titles are available on the same day they are released on DVD.

Consumers can sign up for the best high definition programming and service in the industry with DISH Network's new TurboHD programming packages, the only all-HD packages on the market, starting at $24.99 per month. TurboHD is available in three separate tiers and includes special "turbo-charged" features and benefits such as DISH Network's award-winning and industry-leading technology, the highest quality HD available including 1080p resolution where available, and the most-watched HD channels that may be viewed on any TV -- analog, digital or high definition.

Current DISH Network customers looking to add the industry's best high definition experience can get a "turbo-charged" HD package for as little as $10 more per month.

For more information about DISH Network's 1080p programming, new HD channels and TurboHD system and packages, visit http://www.dishnetwork.com or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474).
 

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But unless the price comes down to $3 per HD movie and $2 for non-HD, I'll never be using it and I imagine that's pretty common. It's just not that much hassle to go to the video store for most people, and the movies are more current.

I guess the idea is that they'll give up the crowd to really squeeze the people that live out in the boonies that can't easily get alternatives.
 

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koralis said:
But unless the price comes down to $3 per HD movie and $2 for non-HD, I'll never be using it and I imagine that's pretty common. It's just not that much hassle to go to the video store for most people, and the movies are more current.

I guess the idea is that they'll give up the crowd to really squeeze the people that live out in the boonies that can't easily get alternatives.
Or they can subscribe to the premiums. No mess, no fuss.
 

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Or they can subscribe to the premiums. No mess, no fuss.
Out here in the boonies we still have local DVD rental stores. But the premiums give me all the new movies I can find time to watch. Yeah, they are a year or two "not new" but if I really have a need to see it new, I can go to the theater where it is really new.;)
 

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koralis said:
But unless the price comes down to $3 per HD movie and $2 for non-HD, I'll never be using it and I imagine that's pretty common. It's just not that much hassle to go to the video store for most people, and the movies are more current.

I guess the idea is that they'll give up the crowd to really squeeze the people that live out in the boonies that can't easily get alternatives.
For me it's cheaper to use Netflicks. 2 Dish VOD movies pays for a whole month of Netflix (mail and VOD.)

Would be interesting to know that percent of dish users use this service.
 
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