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ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2004--EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) announced today that its 2004 Team Summit satellite TV retailer conference is sold out, with 2,200 DISH Network(TM) retailers from across the nation gathering in Dallas, Texas, May 20 - 22. Special attractions include Jay Leno, entertainer and host of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, motivational speaker Mike Krzyzewski, the three-time champion basketball coach of Duke University's Blue Devils, and Grammy Award winning country music star Vince Gill.

The seventh annual Team Summit conference features EchoStar CEO and Chairman Charlie Ergen sharing his vision on the future of satellite TV. Keynote speaker Joseph P. Clayton, President and CEO of SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI), will reveal rollout plans for the EchoStar-SIRIUS entertainment alliance. Also, a panel of industry executives will provide a roadmap to the future of high definition TV. The three-day conference, which educates retailers about DISH Network satellite TV equipment and services, will enhance the ability of DISH Network retailers to serve their communities in offering a true alternative to rising cable TV rates.

"DISH Network's Team Summit has been overwhelmed by demand from our retailers who distribute satellite TV service and hardware through a U.S. network of more than 20,000 locations," said Jim DeFranco, EchoStar's co-founder and executive vice president. "Our retailers are the key component to establishing DISH Network's leadership position in the past few years as the fastest growing pay television service. As satellite TV experts in hometowns across America, they play an enormous role in contributing to our past and future success."

Held at the Dallas Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, the Team Summit Tech Expo will display consumer electronics products and marketing services from 120 vendors from across the nation. The conference also features training sessions on topics such as high definition TV, digital video recording, satellite radio sales, service and installation, and commercial TV sales opportunities.

Major event sponsors include ABC Cable Networks, ESPN, Home Box Office, MTV Networks, NAGRASTAR LLC, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Starz Encore Group LLC, The Weather Channel, and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) serves more than 9.7 million satellite TV customers through its DISH Network(TM) and is a leading U.S. provider of advanced digital television services. DISH Network's services include hundreds of video and audio channels, Interactive TV, HDTV, sports and international programming, together with professional installation and 24-hour customer service. DISH Network is the leader in the sale of digital video recorders (DVRs). Visit EchoStar's DISH Network at www.dishnetwork.com or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474).

</FONT> CONTACT: EchoStar Communications Corporation Marc Lumpkin, 303-723-2020 marc.lumpkin@echostar.com SOURCE: EchoStar Communications Corporation
 
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I will be in attendence, and am looking forward to going. :)
 

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