Seagate Expands Storage for Dish Network's(R) Digital Video Recorders

    Digital TV Leader Embraces Expanded Storage for Their Subscribers

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /CNW/ -- Seagate (Nasdaq:   STX), the world leader in
storage solutions, continues to provide more gigabytes for the living room,
announcing that the Seagate(R) Showcase(TM) DVR storage expander is now
compatible with DISH Network's (Nasdaq:   DISH) Solo ViP(R) 612 receiver, as
well as the DuoDVRs ViP(R) 622 and ViP(R) 722, offering more DVR recording
capacity. Also, when paired with the high-definition Solo ViP(R) 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 love(1).
    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(R) Pipeline(TM) 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(R) Showcase(TM) 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 To learn more about DISH Network's DVR conversion
feature available with the Solo ViP(R) 211 and 211k HD receivers, visit .
    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(R)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 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
    Copyright (C) 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
    (1) Requires activation. Fees may apply.


For further information:

For further information: Nathan Papadopulos of Seagate, +1-408-328-2167,; or Robin Zimmerman, +1-720-514-5351,, for DISH Network, LLC Web Site:   

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