The launch of
EchoStar VIII, a high-powered direct broadcast satellite for EchoStar
Communications Corporation , has been postponed due to

The launch has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 1:15
a.m. EDT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The satellite was originally scheduled to launch from Baikonur on
Aug. 20.

The launch delay will not result in any interruption to DISH
Network’s satellite TV service.

About EchoStar

Echostar Communications Corporation and its DISH Network satellite
TV system provide over 500 channels of digital video and CD-quality
audio programming, as well as advanced satellite TV receiver hardware
and installation services nationwide. EchoStar is included in the
Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX). DISH Network currently serves approximately
7.46 million customers. For more information, contact 1-800/333-DISH
(3474) or visit