Satellite

Dish Throws Out First Pitch

3/22/2004 5:33 AM Eastern

Opening Day is coming for EchoStar Communications Corp.’s Dish Network direct-broadcast satellite service.

For the first time, Dish will carry Major League Baseball’s "MLB Extra Innings" out-of-market game package.

MLB Extra Innings will bring Dish subscribers up to 60 out-of-market MLB contests per week starting Monday, April 5, and running until the league’s regular season ends Sunday, Oct. 3.

Dish will offer a free preview April 5-11 on its channels 625-639. Customers can purchase the package for the early-bird price of $149 through April 18, after which it jumps to $169.

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