EchoStar in a sporting mood
EchoStar Communications Corp. has expanded its interactive television (iTV) lineup with Sporting News TV, a service that enables viewers to track players, stats and team news spanning leagues such as the National Football League, Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association.
The service, developed by OpenTV Corp., is being offered for no additional charge on Channel 100 on the DISH system. It essentially combines several EchoStar iTV channels (My Scores, Baseball, Pro Football, College Football and College Hoops) into one.
In addition to the NFL, MLB and NBA, the service also features coverage of the National Hockey League, NASCAR, and NCAA football and basketball.