Guest-Tek and EchoStar sign a multi-year strategic agreement for hotels nationwide

    CALGARY, AB, and ENGLEWOOD, CO, June 25 /CNW/ - Guest-Tek Interactive
Entertainment Ltd. (TSX:GTK) and EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:  
DISH) and its DISH NetworkTM satellite TV service today announced a multi-year
strategic agreement to deliver DISH Network programming to hotel properties.
The agreement will provide significant benefit to hoteliers throughout the
United States by delivering a package of television programming services
called Free-to-Guest (FTG), which includes a wide range of premium content and
more HD channels than previously available.
    "This agreement with DISH Network to offer Free-to-Guest HD programming
allows us to provide our clients a robust and entertaining package," said
Arnon Levy, CEO for Guest-Tek. "Adding Free-to-Guest to our HD video-on-demand
platform has created the most comprehensive and flexible HD solution
available, delivered over a single network."
    "We are pleased Guest-Tek recognizes that DISH Network offers the best
choice and value for hoteliers," said Brian Yohn, vice president of Commercial
Services for EchoStar. "We look forward to providing hotel guests with a
selection of all-digital quality channels from our programming line-up."
    Guest-Tek brings additional value to the hotelier through its ability to
provide the FTG programming over a converged network along with its
video-on-demand (VOD), high-definition video-on-demand (HD-VOD) and telephony
services. Guest-Tek offers this converged 'triple-play' service set through
multiple network platforms including coax, or local area network
infrastructures. Guest-Tek's ability to deliver all services through one
network is a significant advantage to hoteliers adding ancillary products such
as high definition televisions into their guest rooms.
    The agreement with EchoStar allows Guest-Tek to offer FTG within their
already successful OneView Media group of solutions, offering hoteliers the
choice of hundreds of all-digital channels including movies, sports, news,
music and the most national HD channels in the country. The OneView solution
allows hoteliers the ability to converge infrastructure for OneView Media,
OneView Voice, and OneView Internet technologies saving on hardware and
maintenance costs.

    About Guest-Tek
    Guest-Tek (Toronto Stock Exchange: GTK) is the world's largest provider
of IP based technology solutions for the hospitality industry. Guest-Tek's
OneView platform provides hotels with converged data, video and telephony
services. Guest-Tek is a preferred vendor to major hotel brands, providing
services including network design, procurement, implementation, and post sales
customer support to over 3,400 properties and over 505,000 rooms. The
company's head offices are in Calgary, Alberta, and it has major support
facilities in Irvine, California, and Warsaw, Poland as well as Sales offices
located throughout North America and Europe. For more information about
Guest-Tek, go to

    About EchoStar Communications Corporation
    EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:  DISH) has been a leader for
more than 26 years in satellite TV equipment sales and support worldwide. The
Company's DISH Network(tm) is the fastest-growing pay-TV provider in the
country since 2000 and currently serves more than 13.4 million satellite TV
customers. DISH Network offers a premier line of industry-leading Digital
Video Recorders (DVRs) and hundreds of video and audio channels as well as the
most national HD and International channels in the U.S., Interactive TV,
Latino and sports programming. DISH Network also provides a variety of package
and price options including the lowest all-digital price in America and the
DishDVR Advantage Package. EchoStar is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX)
and is a Fortune 300 company. Visit or call 1-800-333-DISH
(3474) for more information.

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For further information:

For further information: Arnon Levy, President & CEO, Guest-Tek, (403)
444-8488,; Geoff Clark, CFO, Guest-Tek, (403)
444-8427,; EchoStar Communications Corporation,
Kevin Hubbard, (720) 514-5351,

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