LITTLETON, Colo.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Aug. 6, 1999--EchoStar
Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH, DISHP) is proud to announce today
that DISH Network™ is offering two new customer promotions: 1) ESPN
Classic is offering DISH Network customers the chance to win a grand
prize trip to the ESPN Club at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., and 2)
HBO is offering DISH Network customers an eight-day preview of all
six HBO channels in August!
ESPN Classic Sports Experience Sweepstakes:
DISH Network customers who currently receive America's Top 100 CD
programming package and customers who upgrade their current
programming to America's Top 100 CD by Aug. 31, 1999, will be
automatically entered into the ESPN Classic Experience Sweepstakes to
win a trip for two to the ESPN Club at Disney World courtesy of ESPN
Classic! Prizes include round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations and
passes to Disney World. No purchase is necessary and DISH Network
customers may enter by mail.
Available on DISH Network's America's Top 100 CD package, ESPN
Classic televises the greatest sporting events and most memorable
stories and heroes of all time. ESPN Classic is the only network that
features past Super Bowls, World Series, NBA Championships, Stanley
Cups, heavyweight championship fights, NCAA Final Fours, Olympics,
NASCAR, Grand Slam tennis events, The Masters and much more. The
greatest moments in sports, larger-than-life personalities,
history-making games and epic events are available to relive.
Including ESPN Classic, customers who upgrade to America's Top
100 CD programming package will also receive the following channels:
FOX News Channel, BBC America, FX, ZDTV, Univision, Galavision, AMC,
Bravo, Romance Classics, MSNBC, Independent Film Channel, Discovery
People, Toon Disney, Animal Planet, BET, CNNfn, CNN International,
Game Show, MTV/2, TCM, WGN, plus regional FOX Sports Net and over 30
CD-quality music channels.
HBO The Works FREE Preview:
See the show everyone is talking about, The Sopranos, for FREE!
All DISH Network customers who do not currently receive HBO The Works
programming package can tune into channels 300-305 from Saturday,
Aug. 14, through Saturday, Aug. 21, for a free preview of the
following six HBO channels:
HBO (2 channels): HBO programming includes hit movies, original
movies and series, documentaries and World Championship Boxing.
HBO Plus (2 channels): HBO Plus provides an alternate programming
choice to HBO. This channel provides more opportunity to see HBO
movies and originals.
HBO Signature (1 channel): HBO Signature offers viewers
sophisticated entertainment, with prestigious and thought-provoking
HBO Family (1 channel): HBO Family is a 24-hour channel devoted
to commercial-free, G- and PG-rated programming.
HBO is the top-rated pay television network in America, offering
exclusive original series such as: Sex and the City, Arli$$, Oz and
The Sopranos; Halle Berry stars in the HBO Original Movie Introducing
Dorothy Dandridge, premiering Aug. 21; plus HBO Family exclusive
animated series like Babar and The Adventures of Paddington Bear. All
of HBO and MULTIMAX Cinemax packages are also now offered with the
Spanish language audio option at no additional charge. For more
information about HBO The Works free preview, visit
DISH Network currently offers America's Top 100 CD programming
package for only $28.99 per month and HBO The Works package for only
$10.99 per month, providing crystal-clear, CD-quality audio and video
channels with a single small satellite dish.
For more information about DISH Network's ESPN Classic Experience
Sweepstakes and other great DISH Network programming, visit
DISH Network™ is EchoStar's state-of-the-art DBS system that
offers customers over 300 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. DISH Network currently serves approximately 2.6 million
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