DISH Network to Offer Centroamérica TV In DISH Latino Spanish-Language TV Packages
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 9, 2004 - EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) announced today that its DISH
Network™ will add Centroamérica TV to its Spanish-language, DISH Latino programming packages beginning Sept. 15, 2004.
Centroamérica TV (www.centroamericatv.tv) is the first and only 24-hour, U.S.-based Central American channel that will cater to
the millions of Central Americans living in the United States and is produced by Media World LLC. Centroamérica TV will be
available exclusively on Channel 834 nationwide in the DISH Latino, DISH Latino Dos and DISH Latino Max packages at no
Centroamérica TV offers the best, originally produced programming directly from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras,
Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama each day with up-to-the-minute news, novelas, talk shows, top-rated series, music, culture
and soccer. It features three direct soccer games every weekend for sports fans of the Guatemalan, Costa Rican, Salvadorian
or Honduran professional soccer leagues.
The channel will broadcast up to six hours a day of live news directly from Central America, offering first-hand information never
before available for Central Americans in the U.S., as well as the best sports coverage and entertainment with shows such as
"A Toda Máquina" from Honduras, "La Súper Esquina" from El Salvador and "De Locos" from Costa Rica, among others.
"We are pleased to be the first and only company to offer Centroamérica TV in the United States," said Michael Schwimmer,
executive vice president of Marketing and Programming at EchoStar. "Centroamérica TV complements DISH Network's
expansive lineup of programming for Latinos and brings top quality and exclusive programming to the underserved Central
American audience in the U.S."
"The channel's strength is that we managed to combine Central America's top-rated, original programming from El Salvador,
Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and P