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DISH Network Corporation history, profile and corporate video

   DISH Network Corporation is an American television provider headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, U.S. It is the owner of the direct-broadcast satellite provider DISH (an acronym for DIgital Sky Highway), still commonly known as DISH Network, and the over-the-top IPTV service Sling TV.

   DISH also operates DISH Wireless to offer mobile wireless service, currently offering prepaid service to customers through the Boost brand.


   DISH Network began operations on March 4, 1996, as a service of EchoStar. EchoStar was formed in 1980 as a satellite television equipment distributor by its chairman and chief executive officer, Charlie Ergen, along with colleagues Candy Ergen and Jim DeFranco, as a distributor of C-band satellite television systems.

   In 2008, EchoStar Communications Corporation changed its name to DISH Network Corporation after it spun off its technology and infrastructure assets into a new separate company under the EchoStar name.


Subsidiaries:       
  • Dish Wireless
  • Boost Mobile
  • Ting Mobile
  • Sling TV
  • Sling Media
  • Blockbuster
  • OnTech Smart Services

   With more than 13 000 employees, DISH Network Corporation is considered one of the top 2000 largest public companies in the world, according to Forbes.

*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and www.dish.com.

**Video published on YouTube by “DISH Careers“.