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DISH Network Offers Fight of the Millenium, De La Hoya vs. Trinidad on Pay-Per-View; Boxing Giants Battle to Defend Undefeated Titles on DISH-On-Demand

LITTLETON, Colo.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Sept. 8, 1999--EchoStar Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH, DISHP) announced today that DISH Network will broadcast the TVKO produced "Fight of the Millennium" between two undefeated champions - Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya and Felix "Tito" Trinidad - on Saturday, Sept. 18 on DISH-On-Demand Pay-Per-View.

DISH Network boxing fans will have the opportunity to watch WBC Welterweight champ De La Hoya duke out 12 rounds with IBF Welterweight champ Trinidad for the World Welterweight Championship at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas at 9 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. PDT.

DISH Network customers can order the "Fight of the Millenium" by using their remote control for only $49.95.

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.


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     CONTACT:  EchoStar Communications Corp.
               Marc Lumpkin, Communications Manager
               303/723-2020
               marc.lumpkin@echostar.com
     
     KEYWORD:  COLORADO NEVADA
     INDUSTRY KEYWORD:  SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT TELECOMMUNICATIONS
 


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