DISH Network™ & Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group Sign Video On Demand Movie Deal; Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View Movies Now Available on DISH Network
EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) and its DISH Network™ satellite TV service today announced an agreement with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group to carry the studio’s current and catalog titles on its Video On Demand platform, DISH On Demand, as well as Pay-Per-View services, including high definition.
DISH Network’s DISH On Demand service gives customers the power to enjoy movies and other programs whenever they want and is currently available on the DISH Player-DVR 508, DISH Player-DVR 510, DISH Player-DVR 625 and ViP622 DVR receivers. Customers have immediate access to the newest VOD movies on DISH On Demand and can use the DVR features (Pause, Fast Forward, Rewind) to enhance their viewing experience.
DISH Network Pay-Per-View offers a variety of movies every day. Customers with HD-capable receivers can tune into Channel 9467 to see Pay-Per-View movies in HD. All Pay-Per-View movies can be ordered via remote control, by calling 1-800-333-DISH (3474) or online at http://www.dishnetwork.com/ppv.
“Warner Bros. is a great addition to both DISH On Demand and Pay-Per-View,” said Susan Arnold, vice president of Programming for EchoStar. “Hit movies such as “V for Vendetta” greatly enhance the variety of movie titles available to our customers.”
“Warner Bros. is pleased to expand its existing relationship with EchoStar to include the DISH On Demand platform,” said Andrew Mellett, vice president, On Demand, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. “Echostar has been a great partner to Warner Bros. and we look forward to working with DISH Network to make its DISH On Demand service a great success.”
About Warner Bros Home Entertainment Group
The Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group was founded in 2005 to bring together all of the Warner Bros. Entertainment businesses involved in the digital delivery of entertainment content to consumers, including home video, online, wireless, games and anti-piracy and emerging technologies operations. WBHEG is a strategic recognition of the ongoing changes in the way consumers view entertainment product and seeks to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios to make the Studio’s content available to audiences through as many channels, platforms and devices as possible.
About EchoStar Communications
EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) serves more than 12.46 million satellite TV customers through its DISH Network™, the fastest growing U.S. provider of advanced digital television services in the last five years. DISH Network offers hundreds of video and audio channels, Interactive TV, HDTV, sports and international programming, together with professional installation and 24-hour customer service. Visit EchoStar’s DISH Network at http://www.dishnetwork.com or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474).