The Quarterly Return Amount, equal to $0.84375 per share, will be
paid in cash as of August 2, 1999. There are presently 2,182,919
million shares of Series C Preferred Stock outstanding.
EchoStar Communications Corp. includes three interrelated
-- 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
-- EchoStar Technologies Corporation (ETC, formerly HTS™ -
Houston Tracker Systems, Inc.), designs, manufactures and distributes
DBS set-top boxes, antennas and other digital equipment for DISH
Network and various international customers that include ExpressVu
Canada and Telefonica's Via Digital system in Spain. ETC also provides
uplink-center design, construction oversight and project-integration
services for customers internationally.
-- Satellite Services provides the delivery of video, audio and
data services to business television customers and other satellite
users. These services include satellite uplink, satellite transponder
space-usage and other services.
DISH Network currently serves over 2.4 million customers. DISH
Network is a trademark of EchoStar Communications Corporation. HTS is
a trademark of Houston Tracker Systems, Inc. DISH Network is located
on the Internet at: www.dishnetwork.com
CONTACT: EchoStar Communications Corporation Judianne Atencio Director of Communications 303/723-2010 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org