New York, New York EchoStar Communications Corporation’s (NASDAQ: DISH) DISH Network satellite TV service and IMF: The International Music Feed – the multi-platform music entertainment brand that offers the world’s best music on TV, VOD, Broadband and Mobile video music channels – announced today that they have extended their carriage agreement to ensure that millions of DISH Network television viewers will continue to have the very best in global music programming well into the next decade. IMF will continue on channel 157 as part of DISH Network’s America’s Top 120 programming package.

IMF: The International Music Feed is the only 24-hour global music television network on a mission to bring the world’s chart-topping artists and innovative music programming to fans everywhere. From Hello World, Bodega Beats, The Bridge: Latin America, Hip-Hop Society, and Import, to Journey to the Center of the Rock, Passage to India and One World, IMF brings the most dynamic and first-run programming to music lovers every day.

We are pleased to have resolved the litigation in an amicable manner and look forward to a flourishing relationship going forward, said Ken Tolle, vice president of Programming for DISH Network.

This is a tremendous milestone for IMF,” stated Andy Schuon, President of the network. This commitment from DISH Network assures us of millions of viewers just at the time when we are on a creative roll. And with DISH Network as a partner, we’ve got fantastic potential to reach even more music fans in new and exciting ways.”

About EchoStar

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) serves more than 12.2 million satellite TV customers through its DISH Network, the fastest-growing U.S. provider of advanced digital television services in the last five years. DISH Network offers hundreds of video and audio channels, Interactive TV, HDTV, sports and international programming, together with professional installation and 24-hour customer service. Visit EchoStar’s DISH Network at or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474).

About IMF: The International Music Feed

IMF: The International Music Feed is a global pop music brand that has a 24 hour cable/satellite TV channel. In addition, IMF offers video-on-demand, broadband, and mobile content around the world as well as 30 audio channels of music. IMF programming is also now available on multiple national mobile carriers in the U.S., the U.K., and France. connects all of The International Music Feed’s platforms with music content, program listings, news, and a fast growing social network of bloggers.

IMF is unit of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 75 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry’s largest global music publishing operations.

Universal Music Group consists of record labels Decca Music Group, Deutsche Grammophon, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Geffen Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, Universal Music Latino, Universal Motown Records Group, and Verve Music Group as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry, which is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, a new media and technologies division, Universal Music Mobile and IMF: The International Music Feed.

Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.