LITTLETON, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 13, 1999--EchoStar
Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH, DISHP) announced today it
added approximately 105,000 net new DISH Network™ customers in
June 1999. The additions bring DISH Network's total customer base to
approximately 2.6 million.
This marks the ninth consecutive month DISH Network has achieved
customer growth of of over 100,000 net additions. For the second
quarter of 1999, DISH Network added 332,000 subscribers, an increase
of 84 percent over the second quarter of 1998. For the first half of
1999, DISH Network has added 657,000 net subscribers, an increase of
92 percent over the first half of 1998. DISH Network's additional
105,000 customers in June 1999 is a 50 percent increase over the
70,000 added in June 1998.
CONTACT: EchoStar Communications Corporation Judianne Atencio Director of Communications 303/723-2010 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org