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DISH Network Offers Live International Cricket Matches On Pay-Per-View; New Zealand Plays India in a Series of Five One Day International Matches LIVE from India

LITTLETON, Colo.--(BW SportsWire)--Nov. 4, 1999--EchoStar Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH, DISHP) announced today that DISH Network™ is the only satellite television provider to offer five heated matches of New Zealand vs. India One Day International cricket events LIVE from India on DISH-On-Demand Pay-Per-View.

The New Zealand vs. India match schedule is as follows:

-        Thursday, Nov. 4           11 p.m.-9 a.m. EST

- Sunday, Nov. 7 11 p.m.-9 a.m. EST

- Wednesday, Nov. 10 11 p.m.-9 a.m. EST

- Saturday, Nov. 13 11 p.m.-9 a.m. EST

- Tuesday, Nov. 16 11 p.m.-9 a.m. EST

All DISH Network customers can order One Day International cricket matches directly through their remote control on game day for only $19.95 each. Commercial customers interested in ordering can contact DISH Network Commercial Services at 1-800/454-0837.


To find a DISH Network retailer near you or to directly purchase DISH Network's revolutionary DISH 500 satellite TV system, as well as order popular programming offering hundreds of channels of all-digital programming, visit or call 1-800/333-DISH (3474).

DISH Network is EchoStar's state-of-the-art direct broadcast satellite system that is capable of offering over 500 channels of digital video and CD-quality audio programming, fully MPEG-2/DVB compliant hardware and installation. DISH Network was also ranked number one in customer satisfaction among satellite/cable TV subscribers by the J.D. Power and Associates 1999 Cable/Satellite TV Customer Satisfaction Study. EchoStar V, EchoStar's newest, state-of-the-art, high-power direct broadcast satellite, launched on a Lockheed Martin Atlas IIAS rocket on Sept. 23, 1999. EchoStar V, located at 110 degrees West Longitude, provides DISH Network with the capacity to offer 500 channels, including high-definition television, Dolby Digital surround sound, Internet and high-speed interactive television and data services, all on a single dish. DISH Network, which currently serves over 3 million customers, is a trademark of EchoStar Communications Corporation.

Kelly Broadcasting Systems is the exclusive provider of the New Zealand tour of India in North America.


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