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EchoStar Satellite Services Names Veteran Engineering Executive As CTO



    EchoStar Satellite Services Names Veteran Engineering Executive As CTO

Satellite Radio Exec to Lead Technical Operations for EchoStar Subsidiary

PR Newswire

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 3, 2013

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS),
a leading global satellite services provider and developer of hybrid video
delivery technologies, today announced that SiriusXM Radio veteran executive
Derek de Bastos has joined EchoStar Satellite Services, LLC, a subsidiary of
EchoStar Corp., as Chief Technology Officer.

de Bastos will be responsible for the procurement, technical direction, and
technical operations for EchoStar's satellite fleet and will manage a growing
team responsible for systems engineering and program management. He will
report to Anders Johnson, president of ESS.

"Derek has managed large-scale satellite systems from conception to in-orbit
operation," said Johnson. "His knowledge and experience will make him a great
addition to our executive ranks."

de Bastos joins ESS from SiriusXM Radio, where he was vice president of
engineering, a position he held since Sirius and XM merged in 2008. He was
among the first employees of XM Satellite Radio and was the vice president of
satellite engineering for nine years preceding the merger, during which time
he helped take the company from a vision to America's first nationwide digital
satellite radio service.  He also held management positions with Worldspace
Inc. and Lockheed Martin (formerly RCA) Astro Space.

About EchoStar Corporation

EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) is a leading global provider of satellite
operations and video delivery solutions. EchoStar's wholly-owned subsidiary,
Hughes, is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband services,
delivering network technologies and managed services for enterprise and
government customers in more than 100 countries.

Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, with additional business units
world-wide, EchoStar is a multiple Emmy award-winning company that has
pioneered advancements in the set-top box and satellite industries for more
than 30 years, consistently delivering value for customers, partners and
investors through innovation and outstanding quality. Over the last three
decades EchoStar's contribution to video technology has been a major
influencer in the way consumers view, receive and manage their TV programming.

EchoStar's consumer solutions include HughesNet^®, North America's #1
high-speed satellite Internet service, Sling Media's Slingbox^® products, and
EchoStar's line of advanced digital video set-top box products for the
international free satellite and terrestrial viewer markets. For more
information, please visit www.EchoStar.com

SOURCE EchoStar Corp.

Website: http://www.echostar.com
Contact: Linda Haugsted, Bob Gold & Associates, +1-310-784-1040,
linda@bobgoldpr.com
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