LITTLETON, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 14, 1999--EchoStar
Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:DISH) (Nasdaq:DISHP) announced
today it added approximately 117,000 net new DISH Network customers in
The additions bring DISH Network's total customer base to
This marks the eighth consecutive month DISH Network has achieved
customer growth of over 100,000 net additions and the first time a DBS
company has achieved the 100,000 customer mark for eight consecutive
months. For four months in 1999, DISH Network has captured more than
50 percent of the net new subscribers in the high-power DBS industry.
DISH Network's additional 117,000 customers in May 1999 is a 105
percent increase over the 57,000 added in May 1998.
CONTACT: EchoStar Communications Corporation, Littleton Judianne Atencio, 303/723-2010 firstname.lastname@example.org www.dishnetwork.com