BRIEF-DISH updates investors on wireless plans, outlook

Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:40pm EST

Feb 20 (Reuters) - DISH Network Corp : * CFO says "we would expect some upward pressure on pay-tv sac in the first

quarter" * Chairman says he sees more clarity on wireless industry position by June when

shareholders at various companies will have voted on m&a deals * Chairman says has "plenty of time" to figure out wireless strategy * Says expects to have wireless license by end of March, hopes for wireless

tests by late this year * Chairman says says if Clearwire offer is accepted sprint is probably

the most likely partner for DISH wireless network * Chairman says says has other options if Clearwire deal doesn't work

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