EchoStar Cuts Interactive Deals

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Englewood, Colo. -- EchoStar Communications Corp. said it
has reached deals with several programmers to provide interactive multimedia capabilities
to both personal computers and televisions hooked up to its satellite receivers.

Available this summer, the new channels will include
Bloomberg Financial Markets; The Weather Channel; MediaX, a video-game-software publisher;
Pseudo Programs, a provider of original television-style programming over the Web;
TechTalk, a Web-based provider of technology shows; EMNetwork, an interactive music and
entertainment network; Internet publication Salon Magazine; and E! Online.