Cable Operators

Dish Gets India-Pakistan Cricket Tour

3/04/2004 2:41 AM Eastern

EchoStar Communications Corp. said Thursday that its Dish Network direct-broadcast satellite service acquired exclusive pay-per-view rights to the India-Pakistan cricket tour.

The tournament, March 12-April 17, marks the first time in 15 years the two rivals have met on Pakistani soil.

Dish residential subscribers can purchase the entire tour for $199.95 or the "One Day International" package for $179.95.

The DBS provider also recently acquired the rights from ARY Digital to broadcast all Pakistani home cricket matches through 2008.

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