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Have a Ball, Wherever You Are

7/09/2010 4:16 PM

DISH Network has found some unique counterprogramming for those who want to keep their eye on another ball Sunday (July 12).At about the same time Spain and the Netherlands are battling it out for soccer supremacy in the World Cup final over on ABC, DISH will be offering a view of a darkening world on channel 287.

For those who want to watch the solar eclipse on Sunday–which will not be visible in the U.S.–DISH will show it live ontheir channel. That won’t be a stretch, since its DishEARTH channel already features 24/7 views of Earth from an EchoStar satellite in space.

The eclipse will only be visible in person on ships, or a few small islands, in the southern Pacific Ocean and from the tips of Chile and Argentina.