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Updated: Friday, September 5, 2014 2:36 pm MDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 5, 2014 – DISH Network L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH), issued the following statement today regarding the summary released by the Senate Commerce Committee for its Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act (STAVRA) proposal:

“We applaud Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Thune for their bipartisan effort to ensure continuity of television service to more than 1.5 million distant signal customers and for seeking to reform the outdated and broken system of retransmission consent. The ‘Local Choice’ component of STAVRA would put an end to harmful broadcast television blackouts and put more power in the hands of consumers to control their television content. DISH looks forward to working with the full Senate Commerce Committee as STAVRA is considered.”

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Published: Friday, September 5, 2014 7:16 am MDT

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“This app streamlines the NFL football viewing experience by consolidating real-time action and fantasy stats on one screen.”

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the NFL kicks off its 2014 season, DISH is adding an ESPN Fantasy Football app that delivers fantasy stats directly to customers’ TV screens. Available on DISH’s Hopper® Whole-Home HD DVR this weekend, the new app gives customers the ability to follow their fantasy players’ performance, team’s weekly matchup and league standings in real time – all while watching live or recorded TV. The app will roll out to DISH customers beginning Friday night.

“Increasingly fans use mobile devices to immerse themselves in fantasy data as they watch live football games,” said Jimshade Chaudhari, DISH director of product management. “This app streamlines the NFL football viewing experience by consolidating real-time action and fantasy stats on one screen.”

The app’s L-shaped layout – with fantasy data displayed on the bottom and right side of the TV screen – automatically resizes the viewing screen to display fantasy league stats without obstructing the live game.

It also features all weekly matchups within a league, bench stats, individual player and defensive team profiles, and NFL teams’ in-progress box scores. Moreover, the app is compatible with multiple ESPN fantasy football leagues, ideal for individuals and households with more than one fantasy team.

“DISH is the only pay-TV provider to offer ESPN’s fantasy football app,” said Chaudhari. “Combined with the Hopper – the most awarded DVR in the industry – this app gives fans the best entertainment platform to experience the NFL this season.”

To get started, customers must create a league at es.pn/ffl, then sign in to the app on the Hopper with their ESPN fantasy football username and password. The app is accessible from any channel by clicking the blue button on the DISH remote and selecting the ESPN Fantasy Football icon.

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DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides approximately 14.053 million pay-TV subscribers, as of June 30, 2014, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. Subscribers enjoy a high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 250 company.

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Published: Thursday, September 4, 2014 9:43 am MDT

  • Diverse sports coverage from around the globe with increased focus on in-language commentary, Latin American and Spanish teams and athletes
  • Available in all DishLATINO packages and DISH’s America’s Top 250, Everything and Multi-Sport Packs

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sep. 4, 2014 – DishLATINO subscribers now have more Spanish-language access to the world of sports with the launch of beIN SPORTS en Español. DishLATINO, part of DISH Network L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of DISH Network Dcomprehensive, in-language coverage of international sports, teams and athletes with a greater focus on soccer.

“DishLATINO is building on this summer’s fútbol fever with the launch of beIN SPORTS en Español,” said Alfredo Rodriguez, vice president of DishLATINO. “Our subscribers will find beIN SPORTS en Español is a unique addition to our sports lineup, especially in time for the channel’s coverage of this fall’s many upcoming international sports events.”

With exclusive shows and commentators who specialize in covering international sports, beIN SPORTS en Español brings viewers expanded editorial sports content and analysis in Spanish. Soccer, motorcross, cycling, rugby and boxing are among the sports subscribers can watch on beIN SPORTS en Español.

“The DishLATINO content team has just scored another coup for its customers by bringing our spanish language network to its customers,” said Yousef Al-Obaidly, Deputy-CEO beIN Media Group. “DishLATINO customers are passionate and knowledgeable fans, and beIN SPORTS en Español will offer them more soccer and top flight international competition than any other channel.”

beIN SPORTS en Español, launching on channel 873 in standard definition, is also available in DISH’s America’s Top 250, Everything and Multi-Sport Packs.

About DISH
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.053 million satellite TV customers, as of June 30, 2014, with the highest-quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. Subscribers enjoy a high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dish.com.

About DishLATINO
DishLATINO is the leading Hispanic pay-TV provider in the United States. DishLATINO offers more than 60 popular ethnic channels, as well as popular Hispanic and Spanish-language programming and sports in high-definition. DishLATINO offers a selection of pay-TV packages including programming in English and Spanish, as well as Flex TV, a no-term contract, prepaid pay-TV product.

About beIN SPORTS USA
beIN SPORTS USA is America’s international sports network. Launched in 2012, beIN SPORTS is the fastest growing international sports network in the U.S. and is offered on 9 of the largest 10 cable/satellite TV providers in the U.S., as well as other systems across the country. beIN SPORTS offers viewers premium sports content and entertainment across multiple platforms including TV channels beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español and live streaming on beIN SPORTS CONNECT. A cornestone of beIN SPORTS is its unrivaled live soccer coverage, which includes live matches from La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Russian Premier League, Copa America 2015, and CONMEBOL/CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers, as well as news and in-depth analysis of all the top leagues from around the world. With beIN SPORTS CONNECT, authenticated subscribers can also enjoy all the exciting action from the two networks and stream live overflow matches offered in HD on your computer, tablet or smartphone. In addition to soccer, beIN SPORTS serves as a haven to fans of motorsports, tennis, rugby, volleyball and boxing, among others.
For more information, please visit www.beinsports.tv. follow us on Twitter @beINSPORTSUSA and/or @ESbeINSPORTS and like our beIN SPORTS USA Facebook page for breaking news and real-time updates.

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Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:29 pm MDT

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“We are proud to deliver the most college football anywhere, at the best possible value.”

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 27, 2014 – DISH® is now in a position to deliver the full programming lineup of Fox Sports 1, including the college football games kicking off on August 28, to DISH customers with America’s Top 200 programming package and above.

The following statement is attributable to Josh Clark, DISH vice president of programming:

“We are proud to deliver the most college football anywhere, at the best possible value.”

The following games will be available this week to DISH customers receiving Fox Sports 1:

  • Rutgers vs. Washington State, Aug. 28, 10:00 p.m. ET
  • Colorado State vs. Colorado, Aug. 29, 9:00 p.m. ET
  • North Dakota State vs. Iowa State, Aug. 30, 12:00 p.m. ET
  • SMU vs. Baylor, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m. ET

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Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 5:06 am MDT

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“As programming, data and ad-targeting technologies converge, having a talent like Warren to decipher how our entire ecosystem will evolve over the next several years will be vital”

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH) today announced that DISH Media Sales Senior Vice President, Warren Schlichting, will assume leadership of the company’s Programming group effective Oct. 1. Schlichting will succeed DISH Senior Vice President, Steve Swain, who has been appointed Chief Financial Officer for DISH, also effective Oct. 1.

DISH Media Sales veteran Adam Gaynor has been promoted to vice president and will take on increased responsibilities within the Media Sales group. The group’s leadership will continue reporting to Schlichting.

In addition to its sales duties, DISH’s Media Sales division oversees viewer measurement analytics, advanced ad product management, DISH’s national household-addressable advertising and D2 Media Sales, a joint sales operation with DIRECTV focused on statewide political addressable ads.

“As programming, data and ad-targeting technologies converge, having a talent like Warren to decipher how our entire ecosystem will evolve over the next several years will be vital,” said Joseph P. Clayton, DISH president and CEO. “This will be especially so as we pursue new lines of business, including over-the-top Internet video and wireless.”

About Warren Schlichting
Prior to joining DISH in 2011, Schlichting served as Senior Vice President of New Business Development leading Comcast’s advanced advertising efforts on multiple media and ad delivery platforms including broadband, interactive television and video-on-demand. Before arriving at Comcast, he was CEO of Hiwire, a Los Angeles-based ad technology company, and also served in executive positions for Morgan Stanley and the William E. Simon private equity group.

Schlichting holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Harvard University.

About Adam Gaynor
Adam Gaynor possesses more than 15 years of advertising sales and management experience in traditional and digital media, including cable television, web and new media such as interactive TV, addressable TV and VOD. He joined DISH Media Sales in 2008 from the Game Show Network where he served as executive director of digital media and interactive advertising sales. Gaynor has also held advertising sales positions with Comcast Networks, TechTV and CBS New Media.

He has a master’s in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Rutgers.

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DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides approximately 14.053 million pay-TV subscribers, as of June 30, 2014, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. Subscribers enjoy a high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dish.com.

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