Wednesday, 16 April 2003
Communications Corporation announced that its DISH Network satellite TV
service is preparing to launch up to 100 new international television
channels this summer and offer a one-dish solution for customers
seeking news, sports and entertainment from around the world, in
addition to a robust selection of American programming packages, all on
a single dish.
With the launch this year of the EchoStar
IX satellite, DISH Network intends to add up to 100 international
channels from India, the Middle East, the Philippines, Vietnam, Korea,
Africa, China and more. DISH Network currently offers 42 channels of
international programming in more than a dozen different languages.
DISH Network will provide a complete turn-key broadcast solution for
international programmers, including billing, call centers and
in-language customer service, low-cost set-top boxes, encryption,
uplink services, and nationwide sales and installation support.
EchoStar will also offer assistance with signal transport from across
the globe to DISH Network's uplink facilities in the United States.