DISH and The Walt Disney Company Continue Talks, Extend Contract

  DISH and The Walt Disney Company Continue Talks, Extend Contract

Business Wire

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. & BURBANK, Calif. -- September 30, 2013

DISH (NASDAQ:DISH) and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) have reached a
short-term extension with respect to the continued carriage of ESPN; Disney
Channel; ABC owned stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia,
San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno; ABC Family and other
networks from The Walt Disney Company. Details regarding the extension were
not announced.

About DISH

DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network
L.L.C., provides approximately 14.014 million satellite TV customers, as of
June 30, 2013, 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, 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.

About Disney Media Networks

Disney Media Networks comprises a vast array of The Walt Disney Company’s
(NYSE:DIS) broadcast, cable, radio, publishing and Internet businesses,
including Disney/ABC Television Group and ESPN, Inc. The Disney/ABC Television
Group is composed of The Walt Disney Company’s global entertainment and news
television properties, including the ABC Television Network, ABC Studios,
Disney Channels Worldwide, ABC Family, as well as Disney/ABC Domestic
Television and Disney Media Distribution. ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in
Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company
featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50
business entities.

Contact:

DISH Media Contact:
John Hall
303-723-1968
johnw.hall@dish.com
or
The Walt Disney Company Media Contacts:
Katina Arnold – ESPN
860-766-7463
Katina.Arnold@ESPN.com
or
Karen Hobson – Disney/ABC Television Group
818-569-7789
Karen.Hobson@disney.com
 
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