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
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.
--30--djm/dx* CONTACT: EchoStar Communications Corp. Marc Lumpkin, Communications Manager 303/723-2020 email@example.com KEYWORD: COLORADO NEVADA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT TELECOMMUNICATIONS