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Additionally, Mr. Ergen today announced the promoti on of two individuals to Executive Vice President ( EVP) on the DISH Network executive management team.
DISH NETWORK CORP

FORM 8-K (Current report filing)

Filed 02/06/08 for the Period Ending 02/04/08 Address Telephone CIK Symbol SIC Code Industry Sector Fiscal Year

9601 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. ENGLEWOOD, CO 80112 3037231000 0001001082 DISH 4841 - Cable and Other Pay Television Services Broadcasting & Cable TV Technology 12/31

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K CURRENT REPORT Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 4, 2008

DISH NETWORK CORPORATION (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) NEVADA (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

0-26176 (Commission File Number)

9601 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO (Address of principal executive offices)

88-0336997 (IRS Employer Identification No.) 80112 (Zip Code)

(303) 723-1000 (Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

ECHOSTAR DBS CORPORATION (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) COLORADO (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

333-31929 (Commission File Number)

9601 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO (Address of principal executive offices)

84-1328967 (IRS Employer Identification No.) 80112 (Zip Code)

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers. On February 4, 2008, DISH Network Corporation (the “Company”) announced the appointment of Mr. Charles W. Ergen as President of the Company, effective February 4, 2008, succeeding Mr. Carl E. Vogel, who is stepping down as President due to personal reasons. Mr. Vogel will remain as Vice-Chairman of the Company. See Press Release, dated February 5, 2008, “DISH Network Names New President and Additions to Executive Management Team” attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1. Mr. Ergen, age 54, has been the Company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since its formation. During the past five years he has also held various executive officer and director positions with the Company’s subsidiaries. Mr. Ergen also currently serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of EchoStar Corporation. The relationship between the Company and EchoStar Corporation is described in the Form 10 (File. No. 001-33807) of EchoStar Corporation. (c) Exhibits. Exhibit 99.1 Press Release “DISH Network Names New President and Additions to Executive Management Team.” 2

SIGNATURES Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrants have duly caused this report to be signed on their behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized. DISH NETWORK CORPORATION ECHOSTAR DBS CORPORATION Date: February 5, 2008

By: /s/ R. Stanton Dodge R. Stanton Dodge Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

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EXHIBIT INDEX Exhibit No.

99.1

Description

Press Release “DISH Network Names New President and Additions to Executive Management Team.”

EXHIBIT 99.1

DISH NETWORK ® NAMES ERGEN PRESIDENT AND ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS Englewood, CO — February 5, 2008 — DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) today announced that effective immediately, Charlie Ergen, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of DISH Network Corporation and EchoStar Corporation, has assumed the role of President of DISH Network. Mr. Ergen succeeds Carl Vogel, who stepped down as President due to personal reasons. Mr. Vogel remains Vice Chairman of DISH Network and EchoStar, reporting to Mr. Ergen, and continues leading the Corporate Development, Programming and Business & Commercial Services functions. Additionally, Mr. Ergen today announced the promotion of two individuals to Executive Vice President (EVP) on the DISH Network executive management team. Erik Carlson was promoted to EVP, Operations and reports to Mr. Ergen, overseeing DISH Network’s home and commercial installations, customer service centers, internal customer billing, and equipment retrieval and refurbishment operations. Mr. Carlson previously was Senior Vice President of Retail Services & Sales, a position he held since mid-2006. He joined EchoStar in 1995 and has held progressively larger operating roles over the years. Tom Stingley was promoted to EVP, Sales & Distribution and reports to Jim DeFranco, Co-founder and EVP. Mr. Stingley joined EchoStar in 1995 as an Area Sales Manager and has since held various positions of increasing responsibility within the organization, most recently as Senior Vice President of Alliance Management. The remainder of the DISH Network executive management team reporting to Mr. Ergen includes: • Jim DeFranco, Co-founder and EVP, leading the Sales & Distribution, Travel/Events, and Marketing organizations; • Stanton Dodge, EVP and General Counsel; • Bernie Han, EVP and Chief Financial Officer; • Stephen Wood, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer. ### About DISH Network Corporation DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) provides more than 13.695 million satellite TV customers with industry-leading customer satisfaction which has surpassed major cable companies for seven years running. DISH Network customers also enjoy access to a premier line of award-winning Digital Video Recorders (DVRs), hundreds of video and audio channels, the most International channels in the U.S., industry-leading Interactive TV applications, Latino programming, and the best sports and movies in HD. DISH Network offers a variety of package and price options including the lowest all-digital price in America, the DishDVR Advantage Package, high-speed Internet service, and a free upgrade to the best HD DVR in the industry. DISH Network is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 300 company. Visit www.dishnetwork.com/aboutus or call 1-800-333DISH (3474) for more information. Media Contact Kathie Gonzalez, (720) 514-5351, [email protected]

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