ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Dec. 20, 2010 — DISH Network L.L.C. and NagraStar L.L.C. secured another significant victory today in their fight against satellite TV piracy.

On Dec. 16, 2010, a California Federal Court entered final judgment against Khackik Bagdasaryan (aka Blacklist) in the amount of $151,767,600.  NagraStar filed suit against Bagdasaryan in May 2009 for his role in the development and distribution of pirate software for Pansat-branded satellite TV receivers that were intended to gain unauthorized access to DISH Network programming.  The federal court also entered a permanent injunction against Bagdasaryan preventing him from future piracy-related activities under penalty of contempt of the Court’s order.  Finally, the Court ruled that the entire judgment amount of $151,767,000 is non-dischargeable in the bankruptcy proceeding initiated by Bagdasaryan earlier this year.

NagraStar and DISH Network continue to investigate and prosecute individuals who would engage in the circumvention of the NagraStar security technology or theft of DISH Network programming.

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About DISH Network

DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides more than 14.2 million satellite TV customers, as of September 30, 2010, with the highest quality programming and technology at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy industry-leading customer satisfaction, the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit dishnetwork.com/” href=”http://www.dishnetwork.com/”>www.dish.com.

About NagraStar

NagraStar L.L.C. is a joint-venture between EchoStar Corporation and the Kudelski Group.  NagraStar supplies conditional access systems and security access devices and services to DISH Network and Bell ExpressVu Limited Partnership (operating as Bell TV).  NagraStar also offers these partners direct support, maintenance, security field investigations and implementation of new solutions in response to the rapid evolutions of the pay TV market.

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