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Starz Free Preview Weekend on DISH Network® October 18 - 21
DISH Network Customers Eligible to Receive a $40 Rebate with New Starz Movie Pack Subscription

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Starz Entertainment, LLC along with EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and its DISH Network® satellite TV service are offering an exclusive free preview weekend of the Starz Movie Pack to all DISH Network customers from 9 p.m. ET Thursday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 21. DISH Network customers who sign up for the Starz Movie Pack during the free preview weekend are eligible to receive a $40 rebate from Starz.

The free preview will highlight nine channels in the Starz Movie Pack including Starz (east), Starz (west), Starz InBlack, Starz HD, Starz Cinema, Starz Comedy, Starz Kids & Family, Starz Edge and Encore.

"Starz HD contributes to DISH Network being home to the best sports and movies in high definition. DISH Network remains committed to innovation as evidenced by our more than 70 HD channels, including Starz HD," said Jessica Insalaco, chief marketing officer and senior vice president for DISH Network. "The Starz free preview weekend and rebate offer are also inline with our other top customer commitments -- total value and customer satisfaction."

Hollywood blockbuster hits exclusive to the Starz Movie Pack airing during the free preview weekend include The Pursuit of Happyness, The Holiday, The Da Vinci Code, Click, The Guardian, Open Season and more. Additional movies coming to Starz later in 2007 include Marie Antoinette and Ghost Rider.

"The free preview weekend is consistent with our goal of adding value to DISH Network households," added Eric Neal, director of affiliate marketing at Starz Entertainment. "With its unparalleled variety of films -- including Hollywood blockbusters, independent films, family films, classics, and more -- the Starz Movie Pack provides movie viewing that appeals to everyone."

DISH Network customers who sign up for the Starz Movie Pack during the free preview may be eligible for a $40 rebate with proof of a new, three-month subscription.

About Starz Entertainment

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 16.1 million and 28.4 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Starz On Demand and Vongo®. Starz Entertainment ( is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation that is attributed to Liberty Capital Group.

About EchoStar Communications Corporation

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) has been a leader for more than 27 years in satellite TV equipment sales and support worldwide. The Company's DISH Network® is the fastest-growing pay-TV provider in the country since 2000, providing more than 13.585 million satellite TV customers with industry-leading customer satisfaction which has surpassed major cable companies for seven years running. DISH Network customers also enjoy access to a premier line of award-winning Digital Video Recorders (DVRs), hundreds of video and audio channels, the most International channels in the U.S., industry-leading Interactive TV applications, Latino programming, and the best sports and movies in HD. DISH Network offers a variety of package and price options including the lowest all-digital price in America, the DishDVR Advantage Package, high-speed Internet service, a free upgrade to the best HD DVR in the industry, and six months free of DishHD. EchoStar is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 300 company. Visit EchoStar Communications Corporation or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474) for more information.

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