EchoStar Corp. Subsidiary Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit To Protect Its Content Placeshifting Technologies

  EchoStar Corp. Subsidiary Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit To Protect Its
                      Content Placeshifting Technologies

California Legal Action Targets Two Companies

PR Newswire

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 8, 2013

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS),
a leading global satellite services provider and developer of hybrid video
delivery technologies, today announcedits subsidiary Sling Media has filed a
lawsuit against two companies in U.S. District Court for the Northern District
of California, alleging infringement of five Sling Media patents.

The civil complaint names Monsoon Multimedia Inc. of San Mateo, CA. and Belkin
International Inc. of Los Angeles. Sling Media alleges that products sold by
the two California companies infringe proprietary Sling technology used to
power the segment-leading Slingbox product family. Using Slingbox, consumers
have the ability to watch and control content placeshifted from their living
room TVs at any time, to any location, using Internet-connected PCs, Macs,
tablets and smartphones.

Specifically, the suit alleges that Monsoon and Belkin infringe U.S. Patent
Nos. 7,725,912, "Method for Implementing a Remote Display System with
Transcoding;" 7,877,776, "Personal Media Broadcasting System;" 8,051,454,
"Personal Media Broadcasting System with Output Buffer;" 8,060,909, "Personal
Media Broadcasting System;" and 8,266,657, "Method for Effectively
Implementing a Multi-Room Television System."

EchoStar is a pioneer of the "TV Everywhere" trend. Sling Media launched the
Slingbox in 2005, and completely refreshed the product family with the new
Slingbox 350 and 500 models in 2012. These new Slingbox models deliver full
1080p HD quality live placeshifting of TV shows. Today Sling Media is the
leading provider of video placeshifting products and services for consumers
and television service providers. To learn more about Slingbox visit the Sling
Media booth during the 2013 International CES® (Central Hall, Booth #8143).

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 over 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

SOURCE EchoStar Corporation

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