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DISH Network To Offer TV COLOMBIA In DISH Latino Spanish-Language TV Packages

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 4, 2004--EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) announced today that its DISH Network(TM) will add TV COLOMBIA to its Spanish-language, DISH Latino programming packages on Feb. 11.

TV COLOMBIA, an alliance between renowned Colombian TV channels RCN Television and CityTV from Casa Editorial El Tiempo, will be available on channel 841 nationwide in the DISH Latino, DISH Latino Dos and DISH Latino Max programming packages.

TV COLOMBIA offers over 13 hours of live, originally produced Colombian programming each day with top rated series, up-to-the-minute news and live shows direct from Colombia. It also features one live soccer game every weekend from the Colombian National Soccer Tournament for sports fans. The channel broadcasts RCN Television's top rated, newscasts, "novellas," series and shows such as Juan Joyita, La Noche, Yo, Jose Gabriel, El Informante, Muy Buenos Dias and Noticias RCN as well original programs from City TV like Mujeres en Linea, Vive Bien, Lunes Deportivos and Sin Cedula.

"We are pleased to be the first to offer TV COLOMBIA in the United States on a nationwide platform," said Michael Schwimmer, senior vice president of Programming at EchoStar. "TV COLOMBIA complements DISH Network's expansive lineup of programming for Latinos and brings top quality Colombian programming into the homes of Hispanics across the United States."

"The channel's strength is that we managed to combine Colombia's top rated programming from RCN and CityTV with Colombian Soccer to bring to the market a complete channel featuring live newscasts, shows and programs appealing to Colombians and other Latin groups alike," says Sofia Herrera, vice president of Sales & Marketing for TV COLOMBIA.

About EchoStar

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is the owner of DISH Network(TM), the fastest growing U.S. provider of satellite television entertainment services with 9 million customers. DISH Network delivers advanced digital satellite television services, including hundreds of video and audio channels, Interactive TV, digital video recording, HDTV, sports and international programming, professional installation and 24-hour customer service. Visit EchoStar's DISH Network at or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474).

About TV Colombia

TV Colombia offers programming for the entire family, 24 hours each day, seven days per week. The channel offers the best of Colombian programming produced by leading media in the country; CITYTV, creator of popular novelty programming in Bogota; RCN Television, the audience leader in the news category, internationally acclaimed opinion shows and soap operas; and editorial support from Casa Editorial El Tiempo, the country's daily newspaper with the largest circulation in Colombia and Latin America. For additional information visit us at

Marc Lumpkin, 303-723-2020

SOURCE: EchoStar
:what I am going to :river of the excitment. Another compressed SD channel that I can hardly look at. where the heck are the HD channels, Mr. Schwimmer?
TNGTony said:
Spanish is easy to learn. :D

Anyway, some of us are happy.

And BTW there are 3 HD channels testing now at 148. Don't know what they are.

See ya

Now, that, is interesting. With a dish pointed at 148, I find that very interesting. Bring it on.....

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