Dish Network and Windstream sign new multi-year agreement

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Apr 05, 2010

Dish Network and Windstream sign new multi-year agreement

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., and LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – DISH Network L.L.C., the nation’s fastest growing pay-TV provider, and Windstream today announced a new multi-year agreement to offer DISH Network satellite TV service. DISH Network and Windstream have offered customers a discounted bundle of communications and entertainment services since 2005.

Both new and existing Windstream-DISH Network customers will continue to have a single point of contact and single monthly Windstream bill, and may qualify for bundled discounts.

“We are pleased to extend our partnership with DISH Network, which is the best value in entertainment today and an important part of our strategy to offer customers a triple-play of phone, broadband and digital TV services,” said Ric Crane, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Windstream. “Our residential customer base clearly sees the value of bundling DISH Network as evidenced by our industry leading penetration rates, and we will continue to aggressively market the service throughout our footprint.”

“DISH Network provides the most HD programming and the best technology, and when combined with Windstream’s suite of communications services, our customers get an unparalleled bundle at one great low price,” said Amir Ahmed, senior vice president of Sales and Distribution for DISH Network.

Windstream residential customers can order DISH Network service and schedule installation by calling 1-866-591-0406 or shopping online at www.windstream.com. Bundled service packages and prices vary by market.

About DISH Network
DISH Network L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), provides more than 14.1 million satellite TV customers, as of Dec. 31, 2009, with the highest quality programming and technology at the best value, including the lowest all-digital price nationwide. Customers have access to hundreds of video and audio channels, the most HD channels, the most international channels, state-of-the-art interactive TV applications, and award-winning HD and DVR technology including 1080p Video on Demand and the ViP® 722 HD DVR, a CNET and PC Magazine “Editors’ Choice.” DISH Network Corporation is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dish.com, follow on Twitter, @dishnetwork (www.twitter.com/dishnetwork), or become a Fan on Facebook, www.facebook.com/dishnetwork.


About Windstream
Windstream Corp. (Nasdaq: WIN) is an S&P 500 company with about $3.7 billion in annual revenues. Windstream provides phone, high-speed Internet and high-definition digital TV services to customers in 21 states. The company also offers a wide range of IP-based voice and data services and advanced phone systems and equipment to businesses and government agencies. For more information about Windstream, visit www.windstream.com.

 


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