ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 15, 1999--Media4, Inc., announced today that it is formally changing its name to EchoStar Data Networks Corporation to reflect its recent acquisition by EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH - news, DISHP - news).
As EchoStar Data Networks Corp., the company will continue to supply its pioneering MediaStream® technology for distributing Internet content over satellite networks. MediaStream products will also be used within EchoStar's DISH Network™ to support a variety of business-to-business video and broadband Internet services.
EchoStar Data Networks also announced that it has moved into a new facility. Beginning June 14, the new facility will house 40 employees and provide room for significant expansion of the company's Atlanta operation.
The new address is EchoStar Data Networks, 1190 W. Druid Hills Drive, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30329-2121. The new main telephone number is 404-978-8000.
The company was formerly located in the Georgia Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technology (GCATT), which is a partnership between the Georgia Research Alliance and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
EchoStar Data Networks is a leading provider of high-speed Internet and data broadcasting systems for satellite networks. Its MediaStream systems are commercially deployed worldwide. Formerly known as Media4, the company was founded in 1995 to offer high-speed data-over-broadband solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Communications Corp., the company operates from its headquarters in Atlanta, Ga.
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 installation.
-- 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. Satellite Services also administers SKY VISTA, a direct broadcast satellite service offering up to 27 channels of popular digital satellite television programming to viewers in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories in the Caribbean.
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.
EchoStar Communications Corp. Judianne Atencio, 303/723-2010 e-mail: email@example.com or EchoStar Data Networks Corp. Catherine Cass, 404/978-8151 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org