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DISH Network Satellite TV Offers EURO 2000 Three-week Soccer Tournament On Pay-per-View.

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LITTLETON, Colo.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--June 7, 2000

EURO 2000 Kicks-Off June 10 with 31 Matches, 16 Teams, Eight

Cities, All LIVE on DISH-On-Demand!

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH, DISHP) is excited to announce today that DISH Network(TM) will broadcast the anticipated EURO 2000(TM) soccer tournament offered by Setanta Sports airing LIVE on DISH-On-Demand pay-per-view, starting Saturday, June 10 through Sunday, July 2 for a package price of $149. Individual matches can be purchased for $19.95 per match and $24.95 for the final game.

EURO 2000

For the first time ever, two countries will share the staging of EURO 2000 with Belgium and Holland co-hosting the event. The 11th installment of European soccer's biggest tournament, which is held only every four years, opens in the King Baudoin Stadium in Brussels with Belgium vs. Sweden. Sixteen teams will compete in 31 matches in eight cities to decide which country will be crowned soccer champions of Europe. EURO 2000 includes key players, such as Alan Shearer of England, Gheorghe Hagi of Romania and Dennis Bergkamp of Holland, all who will be finishing their exciting international careers at this prestigious three-week soccer event.

SCHEDULE

Heated competition between England vs. Germany on June 17, a thrilling repeat of the 1996 semifinal, and France (World Cup holders) vs. Holland (co-host) on June 21, are just an example of the rousing games in the EURO 2000 lineup. Eight teams will progress to the quarterfinals on June 24 and 25. The semifinals follow in Brussels and Amsterdam on June 28-29, with the final on July 2 at De Kuip Stadium in Rotterdam. Visit www.dishnetwork.com for complete time and channel information:

Sat. 6/10: Belgium vs. Sweden Mon. 6/19: Belgium vs. Turkey
Sun. 6/11: France vs. Denmark Mon. 6/19: Italy vs. Sweden
Sun. 6/11: Holland vs. Czech Rep. Tues. 6/20: England vs. Romania
Sun. 6/11: Turkey vs. Italy Tues. 6/20: Germany vs. Portugal
Mon. 6/12: Germany vs. Romania Wed. 6/21: Yugoslavia vs. Spain
Mon. 6/12: Portugal vs. England Wed. 6/21: Slovenia vs. Norway
Tues. 6/13: Spain vs. Norway Wed. 6/21: Denmark vs. Czech Rep
Tues. 6/13: Yugoslavia vs. Slovenia Wed. 6/21: France vs. Holland
Wed. 6/14: Belgium vs. Italy Sat. 6/24: First Quarterfinal
Thur. 6/15: Sweden vs. Turkey Sat. 6/24: Second Quarterfinal
Fri. 6/16: Czech Rep. vs. France Sun. 6/25: Third Quarterfinal
Fri. 6/16: Holland vs. Denmark Sun. 6/25: Fourth Quarterfinal
Sat. 6/17: Romania vs. Portugal Wed. 6/28: First Semifinal
Sat. 6/17: England vs. Germany Thur. 6/29: Second Semifinal
Sun. 6/18: Spain vs. Slovenia Sun. 7/2: Final
Sun. 6/18: Norway vs. Yugoslavia


HOW TO ORDER

To order EURO 2000 package price of $149, call 1-800/333-DISH (3474). Customers can order individual soccer games via their remote control or Dial DISH-On-Demand at 1-877/363-EVNT (3868).

To order EURO 2000 for commercial establishments, contact Setanta Sports at 415/437-1685. Setanta Sports is the exclusive supplier of commercial-free television transmission for EURO 2000 in North America. For more information about EURO 2000, visit www.setanta.com.

DISH Network is EchoStar's state-of-the-art DBS system with the capacity to offer customers 500 channels of digital video and CD-quality audio programming as well as fully MPEG-2/DVB compliant hardware and installation. DISH Network, a trademark of EchoStar Communications Corporation, currently serves over 4 million customers nationwide. DISH Network was ranked number one in customer satisfaction among satellite/cable TV subscribers by J.D. Power and Associates in 1999. EchoStar is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) which contains the largest non-financial companies on the Nasdaq Stock Market.
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