LITTLETON, Colo.--(BW SportsWire)--Sept. 8, 1999--
Call 1-800/333-DISH to Order Canada Clash, Kenya Four Nations Cup
and Sharjah Coca-Cola Champions Trophy Cricket Packages on
EchoStar Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH, DISHP) announced today that DISH Network™ is the only satellite television programming provider to offer three major Kelly Broadcasting cricket events on DISH-On-Demand Pay-Per-View: Canada Clash tournament starting Sept. 11, Kenya Four Nations Cup starting Sept. 24, and the Sharjah Coca-Cola Champions Trophy starting Oct. 13.
Canada Clash features rivals India, Pakistan and the West Indies
for six games played in Toronto, Canada. All matches start at
9:30 a.m. EDT
-- Sept. 11 India vs. West Indies -- Sept. 12 India vs. West Indies -- Sept. 13 Rain Date -- Sept. 14 India vs. West Indies -- Sept. 15 Rest Date -- Sept. 16 West Indies vs. Pakistan -- Sept. 17 Rest Date -- Sept. 18 West Indies vs. Pakistan -- Sept. 19 West Indies vs. Pakistan -- Sept. 20 Rain Date
The Kenya Four Nations cup features India, South Africa, Zimbabwe
and Kenya. All matches start at 2:00 a.m. EDT
-- Sept. 24 Kenya vs. Zimbabwe -- Sept. 25 Kenya vs. India -- Sept. 26 South Africa vs. India -- Sept. 27 South Africa vs. Zimbabwe -- Sept. 28 Zimbabwe vs. India -- Sept. 29 Kenya vs. South Africa -- Sept. 30 Rest Day -- Oct. 1 First Match (of 3) Final -- Oct. 2 Rest Day -- Oct. 3 Second Match (of 3) Final -- Oct. 4 Third Match (of 3) Final
Sharjah Coca-Cola Champions Trophy event features the national
teams of Pakistan, West Indies and Sri Lanka. All matches start at
6:30 a.m. EST
-- Oct. 13 Sri Lanka vs. West Indies -- Oct. 14 Pakistan vs. West Indies -- Oct. 15 Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka -- Oct. 16 Rest Day -- Oct. 17 West Indies vs. Sri Lanka -- Oct. 18 Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka -- Oct. 19 Pakistan vs. West Indies -- Oct. 20 Rest Day -- Oct. 21 Rest Day -- Oct. 22 Final
Customers now have the option to order matches a la carte via
remote control on game-day or they can pre-order all the tournaments
for one low price. The early bird price for all three tournaments
through Sept. 11 is $249.95. All three packages after Sept. 11 cost
$299.95. For individual tournament packages, Canada Clash costs
$99.95, Kenya Four Nations Cup costs $129.95, and Sharjah Coca-Cola
Champions Trophy costs $129.95. A la carte matches in each tournament
cost $24.95 each. The final matches in the Kenya and Sharjah
tournaments cost $34.95 each. Customers may order DISH-On-Demand
cricket packages by calling 1-800/333-DISH (3474).
DISH Network is EchoStar's state-of-the-art DBS system that
offers customers over 350 channels of digital video and CD-quality
audio programming, fully MPEG-2/DVB compliant hardware and
installation. DISH Network is a trademark of EchoStar Communications
Corporation and can be found on the Internet at www.dishnetwork.com.
DISH Network currently serves 2.8 million customers. EchoStar V,
EchoStar's newest, high-power direct broadcast satellite, is scheduled
to launch on a Lockheed Martin Atlas IIAS rocket on Sept. 13, 1999.
EchoStar V will allow DISH Network to offer 500 channels, including
high definition television, Dolby Digital surround sound, and
high-speed interactive television and data services.
CONTACT: EchoStar Communications Corp. Marc Lumpkin Communications Manager 303/723-2020 firstname.lastname@example.org
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