Bridges Sells Itself to Dish


EchoStar Communications Corp.'s Dish Network direct-broadcast satellite service has added American-Muslim lifestyle network Bridges TV to its lineup.

Bridges TV is an English-language network that focuses on celebrating American Muslim lifestyle and culture.

EchoStar was also presented with the “Bridge Builder Award” by the Islamic Society of North America for its “more than decade-long service to American Muslims and its support of the American Muslim television network.”

“We are very proud to be the first to create a television marketplace to bring together American Muslims and to do so with Dish Network, which has provided every American interested in Muslim cultures the opportunity to bring Bridges TV into their homes,” Bridges TV CEO Muzzammil Hassan said in a prepared statement.