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Dish to Launch CNN Enhanced TV

EchoStar Communications Corp. will offer CNN Enhanced TV, a content-rich interactive news service, on Dish Network’s “DishHome” channel, officials said Monday.

With CNN Enhanced TV, Dish subscribers will be able to get the latest headlines and images from CNN.com (www.cnn.com), in conjunction with Cable News Network programming, on channel 100, DishHome.

Built by OpenTV Corp., CNN Enhanced TV will enable Dish subscribers to view graphically rich headlines and stories, vote in polls and review on-air schedules through a user interface, all while watching CNN.

CNN Enhanced TV will make many of the latest stories from CNN.com available at any given time across a range of categories, including “Top Stories,” “United States,” “World,” “Technology and Science,” “Sports,” “Showbiz,” “Health” and “Business.”

Using their remotes, Dish subscribers can reach the CNN Enhanced TV channel through DishHome on channel 100 or by pressing “select” when a CNN Enhanced TV commercial is shown on Dish.