EchoStar launches High Definition
Satellite TV Service in Taiwan
Advanced Digital Broadcast
June 21, 2010
TAIPEI, Taiwan and Englewood, Colo., June 21, 2010 – EchoStar
International Corporation, a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (Nasdaq:
SATS), announced today the launch of DishHD™, a premier pay-TV
service in Taiwan. DishHD is a new satellite TV service that
provides the widest variety of high definition video channels in
Taiwan in an all-digital format distributed directly to consumer
homes via a small satellite antenna and a digital set-top box.
DishHD launched the
service with a premier package containing more than twice the number
of HD channels than any other pay television service in Taiwan.
Utilizing the latest digital satellite technology to broadcast in
pristine 1080i and crystal clear Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound,
DishHD delivers more than 30 HD channels from Asia and around the
“We’re pleased to deliver a world class lineup of HD programming in
Taiwan, a country known for its wide adoption of HD television
sets,” said Steve Schaver, president of EchoStar International
Corporation. “DishHD is excited to introduce our Premier Pack with
the most HD channels in Taiwan for the promotional price of 1000NT
per month or approximately $32 (U.S.). We plan to expand to more
than 50 total HD channels by year end.”
EchoStar brings more than 25 years of experience in satellite
television and consumer pay television operations and is leveraging
its direct-to-home operations expertise and award-winning set-top
box technology to deliver superior television to Asian viewers.
DishHD is broadcast via AsiaSat's high powered AsiaSat 4 satellite
to direct-to-home satellite antennas as small as 30 cm in diameter.
DishHD also offers a premium set-top-box, the
612t HD DVR, which features two satellite tuners, an interactive
electronic program guide, and a 500 gigabyte internal digital video
recorder that allows customers to pause, record, and replay live
television while simultaneously recording or watching another live
For more information about DishHD, visit www.DishHDasia.com or a
local retailer such as COSTCO in Taiwan.
About EchoStar International Corporation
EchoStar International Corporation, a leading provider of end-to-end
pay TV delivery systems in Mexico and Taiwan, is a wholly owned
subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), which provides
equipment sales, digital broadcast operations, and satellite
services worldwide. EchoStar has more than 25 years of experience
designing and distributing advanced award-winning set-top boxes and
related products for pay television providers. The company includes
a network of 10 digital broadcast centers and delivers services from
10 satellites and related FCC licenses. Visit www.echostar.com.