Englewood, CO (PRWEB) December 20, 2007
EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and its DISH Network® satellite TV service today announced that it is enhancing its already robust international programming lineup by premiering the Thuan Viet channel. Thuan Viet is available exclusively on DISH Network and is the satellite TV provider's first Vietnamese channel.
Thuan Viet is a pure entertainment channel with offerings for the whole family, including hit dramas, comedies, cooking, fashion and travel shows, traditional and modern Vietnamese music, Vietnamese stage performances of Cai Long, Kich and more. Thuan Viet is considered the first true Vietnamese television channel created for America with 100 percent of the programming originating in Vietnam.
"As the leader in international programming, DISH Network is proud to launch its first Vietnamese channel," said Tracy Thompson, vice president of International Programming for DISH Network. "With its wide range of quality Vietnamese programs, we are certain Thuan Viet will be a hit with the Vietnamese community living throughout the United States."
"The Vietnamese American community is extremely large and relatively untapped. We saw a huge demand among this market for true programming from Vietnam instead of programming that is dubbed into Vietnamese," adds Dennis Young, founder and CEO of Glocal Media Networks. "We are proud to partner with DISH Network to be the first to bring authentic Vietnamese television programming to the U.S. The channel will be a pure entertainment channel with no news. We are confident that Thuan Viet will become the No. 1 channel for Vietnamese Americans."
Thuan Viet is available to DISH Network subscribers for $9.99 a month on channel 918. New customers who subscribe to the Thuan Viet channel along with either DishFAMILY, America's Top 100, or a qualifying international package will receive free equipment and free standard professional installation for up to four rooms.
For more information or to subscribe to DISH Network, visit http://www.dishnetwork.com , call 1-800-333-DISH (3474) or contact a local retailer.
About EchoStar Communications Corporation
EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) has been a leader for more than 27 years in satellite TV equipment sales and support worldwide. The Company's DISH Network® provides more than 13.695 million satellite TV customers with industry-leading customer satisfaction which has surpassed major cable companies for seven years running. DISH Network customers also enjoy access to a premier line of award-winning Digital Video Recorders (DVRs), hundreds of video and audio channels, the most International channels in the U.S., industry-leading Interactive TV applications, Latino programming, and the best sports and movies in HD. DISH Network offers a variety of package and price options including the lowest all-digital price in America, the DishDVR Advantage Package, high-speed Internet service, a free upgrade to the best HD DVR in the industry, and six months free of DishHD. EchoStar is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 300 company. Visit http://www.echostar.com or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474) for more information.
About Glocal Media Networks
Glocal Media Networks is a privately held US media company with offices in Los Angeles, Singapore, Manila and Saigon. Glocal is a fast rising media company focusing on the development and operation of pay television channels across all platforms (DTH, cable, IPTV and mobile TV). Glocal provides linear and non-linear television channels across the different platforms in the U.S., Canada, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines. In 2008, Glocal expects to expand into China, Vietnam, Australia, Europe and Russia.
Melissa Hawken Morris