Jan 07, 2009

Seagate Expands Storage For Dish Network's® Digital Video Recorders

Seagate (NASDAQ:STX), the world leader in storage solutions, continues to provide more gigabytes for the living room, announcing that the Seagate® Showcase™ DVR storage expander is now compatible with DISH Network’s (NASDAQ: DISH) Solo ViP® 612 receiver, as well as the DuoDVRs ViP® 622 and ViP® 722, offering more DVR recording capacity. Also, when paired with the high-definition Solo ViP® 211 and 211k receivers, the Seagate Showcase DVR storage expander converts these set-top boxes into DVRs. This latest certification of the 500GB USB-connected DVR expander for one of the largest digital broadcast providers in the U.S. means that many of DISH Network’s nearly 14 million subscribers can benefit from greater capacity to record more of the television shows they love1.

The Seagate Showcase solution is available in 500GB which provides up to 100 hours of additional HD or 500 hours of standard definition content. Featuring a Seagate® Pipeline™ HD hard drive developed specifically to meet the HD video demands of today’s digital recording, the Seagate Showcase DVR storage expander is optimized for home entertainment, with a near silent operation, earth-conscious sustainable power management and the ability to operate in high temperature environments common to home entertainment centers.

“Combining the Seagate® Showcase™ DVR storage expander with DISH Network’s top-rated line of DVRs allows our customers to create and control their own on-demand libraries,” said Jessica Insalaco, chief marketing officer for DISH Network. “The storage expander is the perfect complement when paired with our award-winning DVRs.”

“With the ever growing amount of HD programming now available through DISH Network, their customers will certainly enjoy the benefits of add-on storage expansion,” said Brian Dexheimer, president of Seagate’s Consumer Solution Division. “Seagate expects that the popularity of HD video recording will continue to trend upward with the mandatory move to digital television broadcast in 2009. We are pleased to be working with the current leader in this space and anticipate that more service providers will follow soon.”

For more information or to order the Seagate Showcase DVR expander, go to www.Seagate.com. To learn more about DISH Network’s DVR conversion feature available with the Solo ViP® 211 and 211k HD receivers, visit www.dishnetwork.com/DVRconversion .

About DISH Network Corporation 
DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH), the nation’s third largest pay-TV provider and the leader in digital television, provides approximately 13.78 million satellite TV customers as of Sept. 30, 2008 with industry-leading customer satisfaction which has surpassed major cable TV providers for eight consecutive years. DISH Network also provides customers with award-winning HD and DVR technology including the ViP®722 HD DVR, which received the Editors’ Choice awards from both CNET and PC Magazine. In addition, subscribers enjoy access to 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 or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474) for more information.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disk drives and storage solutions, providing products for a wide-range of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, and Consumer Solutions. Seagate’s business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, with the goal of being the time-to-market leader in all markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world’s growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at http://www.seagate.com.

Copyright © 2009 Seagate Technology LLC. Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Showcase and Pipeline are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When referring to hard drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one trillion bytes. Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions, and thus will not be available for data storage. Quantitative usage examples for various applications are for illustrative purposes. Actual quantities will vary based on various factors, including file size, file format, features, and application software. Seagate reserves the right to change, without notice, product offerings or specifications.

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