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EchoStar, DirecTV Debut Family Tier Programming

1/20/2006 12:51:00 PM Eastern

EchoStar Offers Family Service Tier

Washington, D.C. — EchoStar used a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on decency in broadcasting, cable and other media to announce a new family-oriented programming service on its satellite TV service.

DirecTV Announces Family Tier

El Segundo, Calif – DirecTV said it will offer by mid-April a new “family-friendly” programming tier.