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SS/L to build new DTH satellite for DISH Network
EchoStar Communications has contracted Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) to build EchoStar XIV, which will provided expanded services to DISH Network's 13 million direct-to-home subscribers.
The satellite, the fourth SS/L bird to be put into service by EchoStar, will provide added power and capacity to offer advanced DTH services, such as HDTV, said EchoStar VP Rohan Zaveri.
For more information, visit www.ssloral.com and www.echostar.com.