Date: 9th January 2001

Dish Network Offers New 'On Demand' Receiver

EchoStar Communications has unveiled a new satellite receiver that will allow users to record up to 30 hours of television programs from its DISH Network and play them back "on demand." The Pro 501 receiver is the latest introduction in the growing personal television services market that also includes the TiVo and ReplayTV receivers. EchoStar, which is displaying the device at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, said that the receiver will have a suggested price of $299 when it hits retail stores in February.

Source: Studio Briefing