DISH Signs English- and Spanish-Language beIN SPORT Networks; Affirms Leadership in International Sports Programming for Latino and All U.S. Sports Fans

  • 24-hour international multi-sport networks available on DISH today
  • Exclusive online beIN SPORT content available to DISH subscribers
  • Third Spanish-language sports channel launched this year on DISH

MIAMI--()--beIN SPORT, the new 24-hour network dedicated to live and exclusive coverage of the world’s best international sports in English and Spanish, today announced it will be carried from its inaugural telecast beginning August 15 on DISH Network, the third-largest pay-TV provider in the nation.

DISH subscribers will have access to beIN SPORT’s exclusive coverage as it kicks off the new fall season’s best soccer matchups, including games from top European leagues such as Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, France’s Ligue Un, South American World Cup Qualifiers and Copa America 2015.

“Our association with beIN SPORT makes DISH the undisputed pay-TV leader in Latino sports,” said Dave Shull, DISH senior vice president of programming. “beIN SPORT is bringing together the best games, from the best leagues from around the world onto one channel.”

beIN SPORT is available on DISH’s America’s Top 250 (AT250) in English and on DISHLatino packages as beIN SPORT E, a Spanish-language version. In addition to its linear TV network, select beIN SPORT content will be available on DISHOnline.com exclusively for DISH TV customers.

“DISH recognizes that we have assembled one of the greatest exclusive collections of leagues, title cup matches and original sports programming that simply can’t be seen on any other channel. beIN SPORT is the ultimate international sports destination,” said Yousef Al Obaidly, managing director of beIN SPORT. “With electrifying stars and unmatched play, the avid fan to the all-around sports enthusiast will love our network.”

About beIN SPORT

beIN SPORT, the English-language 24/7 international sports network, is the multi-platform sports destination that brings to the passionate fan all the live game action, news and analysis of the top leagues around the planet, as well as exclusive and never available-before content. From American, European and Latin American live games to general sports news and in-depth analysis, beIN SPORT guarantees first row access to top leagues and major sports properties through TV, on-line and mobile platforms with games that can’t be seen on any other channel. For more information, please visit www.beinsport.tv and follow us on Twitter @beINSport1USA (English) and @beINSport2USA (Español) for breaking news and real-time updates.

About DISH Network

DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.061 million satellite TV customers, as of June 30, 2012, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.

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Bob Gold & Associates
Mike Kilroy, 310-320-2010
mike@bobgoldpr.com

Release Summary

beIN SPORT today announced it will be carried from its inaugural telecast beginning August 15 on DISH Network.

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Contacts

Bob Gold & Associates
Mike Kilroy, 310-320-2010
mike@bobgoldpr.com