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For Immediate Release

Title: DISH NETWORK TO OFFER THE ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2011 IN HIGH DEFINITION


CaribPR Wire, ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Tues. Feb. 15, 2011 – DISH Network L.L.C., the leader in international programming in the United States, today announced that it is delivering an all-access pass to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, ensuring that cricket fans across the country won’t miss a second of the action. Plus for the first time, DISH Network will offer coverage of the tournament in high definition.

The ICC Cricket World Cup, held every four years, will be co-hosted in the sub-continent by Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka, and features a 14-nation pool competing for the title. The event opens with Bangladesh playing India on Feb. 19 and will conclude with the championship match in Mumbai on April 2.

DISH Network will offer the tournament in HD on Pay-Per-View for its satellite customers as well as distribute the Cricket World Cup in SD through its recently launched IPTV service, DISH World, which allows customers to access DISH Network programming without the need for a satellite dish. Matches are available on a live and delay basis, plus, customers have access to highlights of the day’s matches, broadcast immediately following the full replay of the match. Customers may also record the matches with DISH Network’s award-winning DVR technology. 

In addition, DISH Network customers with a broadband-connected, Sling®-enabled receiver have the ability to watch every match on compatible 3G and WiFi-enabled phones, laptops or tablets, including the iPhone® and iPod touch®, iPad™, Android™ smartphones and tablets, Windows® and Mac® Computers, and select BlackBerry® devices.

“DISH Network leads the industry with 72 South Asian channels, and we are proud to again bring the Cricket World Cup to our viewers – this year in high definition – and that our broadband-connected, Sling-enabled customers have the ability to watch it live on a variety of mobile devices,” said Chris Kuelling, vice president of International Programming for DISH Network. “In addition, customers without a satellite dish can enjoy the Cricket World Cup through our DISH World IPTV service.”

Now until Feb. 19, customers can order the ICC Cricket World Cup for an early bird price of $129. After Feb. 19, the event will be available for $149. To order, visit www.dishnetwork.com/cricket, call 877-DISH-PPV (347-4778), or for IPTV service visit www.dishworldiptv.com or call 877-474-4788. Commercial customers can order by calling 1-800-454-0843. DISH Network has licensed its Cricket World Cup rights from Willow TV. 

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About DISH Network

DISH Network L.L.C., the U.S. leader in international programming, provides more than 200 ethnic channels in 29 languages – more than any other pay-TV provider. To learn more about DISH Network’s South Asian programming, visit www.dishnetwork.com/international.

     
Time and Date EST Time and Date PST Match and Venue
Sat Feb 19 03:30 EST 2011 Sat Feb 19 00:30 PST 2011 1st Match. Group B – India v Bangladesh. Shere Bangla National Stadium. Mirpur
Sat Feb 19 23:00 EST 2011 Sat Feb 19 20:00 PST 2011 2nd Match. Group A – Kenya v New Zealand. MA Chidambaram Stadium. Chepauk. Chennai
Sun Feb 20 04:00 EST 2011 Sun Feb 20 01:00 PST 2011 3rd Match. Group A – Sri Lanka v Canada Mahinda Rajapaksha International Cricket Stadium. Sooriyawewa. Hambantota
Mon Feb 21 04:00 EST 2011 Mon Feb 21 01:00 PST 2011 4th Match. Group A – Australia v Zimbabwe Sardar Patel Stadium. Motera. Ahmedabad
Tue Feb 22 04:00 EST 2011 Tue Feb 22 01:00 PST 2011 5th Match. Group B – England v Netherlands Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground. Nagpur
Wed Feb 23 04:00 EST 2011 Wed Feb 23 01:00 PST 2011 6th Match. Group A – Kenya v Pakistan Mahinda Rajapaksha International Cricket Stadium. Sooriyawewa. Hambantota
Thu Feb 24 04:00 EST 2011 Thu Feb 24 01:00 PST 2011 7th Match. Group B – South Africa v West Indies Feroz Shah Kotla. Delhi
Thu Feb 24 22:30 EST 2011 Thu Feb 24 19:30 PST 2011 8th Match. Group B – Bangladesh v Ireland Shere Bangla National Stadium. Mirpur
Fri Feb 25 04:00 EST 2011 Fri Feb 25 01:00 PST 2011 9th Match. Group A – Australia v New Zealand Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground. Nagpur
Sat Feb 26 04:00 EST 2011 Sat Feb 26 01:00 PST 2011 10th Match. Group A – Sri Lanka v Pakistan R Premadasa Stadium. Colombo
Sun Feb 27 04:00 EST 2011 Sun Feb 27 01:00 PST 2011 11th Match. Group B – India v England Eden Gardens. Kolkata
Sun Feb 27 23:00 EST 2011 Sun Feb 27 20:00 PST 2011 12th Match. Group A – Canada v Zimbabwe Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground. Nagpur
Mon Feb 28 04:00 EST 2011 Mon Feb 28 01:00 PST 2011 13th Match. Group B – Netherlands v West Indies Feroz Shah Kotla. Delhi
Tue Mar 1 04:00 EST 2011 Tue Mar 1 01:00 PST 2011 14th Match. Group A – Sri Lanka v Kenya R Premadasa Stadium. Colombo
Wed Mar 2 04:00 EST 2011 Wed Mar 2 01:00 PST 2011 15th Match. Group B – England v Ireland M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Bangalore
Wed Mar 2 23:00 EST 2011 Wed Mar 2 20:00 PST 2011 16th Match. Group B – Netherlands v South Africa Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. Mohali. Chandigarh
Thu Mar 3 04:00 EST 2011 Thu Mar 3 01:00 PST 2011 17th Match. Group A – Canada v Pakistan R Premadasa Stadium. Colombo
Thu Mar 3 23:00 EST 2011 Thu Mar 3 20:00 PST 2011 18th Match. Group A – New Zealand v Zimbabwe Sardar Patel Stadium. Motera. Ahmedabad
Fri Mar 4 04:00 EST 2011 Fri Mar 4 01:00 PST 2011 19th Match. Group B – Bangladesh v West Indies Shere Bangla National Stadium. Mirpur
Sat Mar 5 04:00 EST 2011 Sat Mar 5 01:00 PST 2011 20th Match. Group A – Sri Lanka v Australia R Premadasa Stadium. Colombo
Sat Mar 5 23:00 EST 2011 Sat Mar 5 20:00 PST 2011 21st Match. Group B – England v South Africa MA Chidambaram Stadium. Chepauk. Chennai
Sun Mar 6 04:00 EST 2011 Sun Mar 6 01:00 PST 2011 22nd Match. Group B – India v Ireland M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Bangalore
Mon Mar 7 04:00 EST 2011 Mon Mar 7 01:00 PST 2011 23rd Match. Group A – Canada v Kenya Feroz Shah Kotla. Delhi
Tue Mar 8 04:00 EST 2011 Tue Mar 8 01:00 PST 2011 24th Match. Group A – New Zealand v Pakistan Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
Wed Mar 9 04:00 EST 2011 Wed Mar 9 01:00 PST 2011 25th Match. Group B – India v Netherlands Feroz Shah Kotla. Delhi
Thu Mar 10 04:00 EST 2011 Thu Mar 10 01:00 PST 2011 26th Match. Group A – Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
Thu Mar 10 23:00 EST 2011 Thu Mar 10 20:00 PST 2011 27th Match. Group B – Ireland v West Indies Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. Mohali. Chandigarh
Fri Mar 11 04:00 EST 2011 Fri Mar 11 01:00 PST 2011 28th Match. Group B – Bangladesh v England Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Chittagong
Sat Mar 12 04:00 EST 2011 Sat Mar 12 01:00 PST 2011 29th Match. Group B – India v South Africa Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground. Nagpur
Sat Mar 12 23:00 EST 2011 Sat Mar 12 20:00 PST 2011 30th Match. Group A – Canada v New Zealand Wankhede Stadium. Mumbai
Sun Mar 13 05:00 EST 2011 Sun Mar 13 01:00 PST 2011 31st Match. Group A – Australia v Kenya M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Bangalore
Sun Mar 13 23:30 EDT 2011 Sun Mar 13 20:30 PDT 2011 32nd Match. Group B – Bangladesh v Netherlands Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Chittagong
Mon Mar 14 05:00 EDT 2011 Mon Mar 14 02:00 PDT 2011 33rd Match. Group A – Pakistan v Zimbabwe Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
Tue Mar 15 05:00 EDT 2011 Tue Mar 15 02:00 PDT 2011 34th Match. Group B – Ireland v South Africa Eden Gardens. Kolkata
Wed Mar 16 05:00 EDT 2011 Wed Mar 16 02:00 PDT 2011 35th Match. Group A – Australia v Canada M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Bangalore
Thu Mar 17 05:00 EDT 2011 Thu Mar 17 02:00 PDT 2011 36th Match. Group B – England v West Indies. MA Chidambaram Stadium. Chepauk. Chennai
Fri  Mar 18 00:00 EDT 2011 Thu Mar 17 21:00 PDT 2011 38th Match. Group B – Ireland v Netherlands. Eden Gardens. Kolkata
Fri Mar 18 05:00 EDT 2011 Fri Mar 18 02:00 PDT 2011 37th Match. Group A – New Zealand v Sri Lanka. Wankhede Stadium. Mumbai
Fri Mar 18 23:30 EDT 2011 Fri Mar 18 20:30 PDT 2011 39th Match. Group B – Bangladesh v South Africa. Shere Bangla National Stadium. Mirpur
Sat Mar 19 05:00 EDT 2011 Sat Mar 19 02:00 PDT 2011 40th Match. Group A – Australia v Pakistan. R Premadasa Stadium. Colombo
Sun Mar 20 00:00 EDT 2011 Sat Mar 19 21:00 PDT 2011 41st Match. Group A – Kenya v Zimbabwe. Eden Gardens. Kolkata
Sun Mar 20 05:00 EDT 2011 Sun Mar 20 02:00 PDT 2011 42nd Match, Group B – India v West Indies. MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Wed Mar 23 04:30 EDT 2011 Wed Mar 23 01:30 PDT 2011 Quarter Final – TBC v TBC (A1 v B4). Shere Bangla National Stadium. Mirpur
Thu Mar 24 05:00 EDT 2011 Thu Mar 24 02:00 PDT 2011 Quarter Final – TBC v TBC (A2 v B3). Sardar Patel Stadium. Motera. Ahmedabad
Fri Mar 25 04:30 EDT 2011 Fri Mar 25 01:30 PDT 2011 Quarter Final – TBC v TBC (A3 v B2). Shere Bangla National Stadium. Mirpur
Sat Mar 26 05:00 EDT 2011 Sat Mar 26 02:00 PDT 2011 Quarter Final – TBC v TBC (A4 v B1). R Premadasa Stadium. Colombo
Tue Mar 29 05:00 EDT 2011 Tue Mar 29 02:00 PDT 2011 Semi Final – TBC v TBC. R Premadasa Stadium. Colombo
Wed Mar 30 05:00 EDT 2011 Wed Mar 30 02:00 PDT 2011 Semi Final – TBC v TBC. Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. Mohali. Chandigarh
Sat Apr 2 05:00 EDT 2011 Sat Apr 2 02:00 PDT 2011 Final – TBC v TBC. Wankhede Stadium. Mumbai