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DISH and The Walt Disney Company Continue Talks, Extend Contract

Monday, September 30, 2013

DISH and The Walt Disney Company Continue Talks, Extend Contract

20:17 EDT Monday, September 30, 2013

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. & BURBANK, Calif. (Business Wire) -- 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.

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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