About Dish Network - Digital Satellite TV Provider
EchoStar Communications Corporation has been a leader in the satellite TV industry for over 20 years and is the parent company of DISH Network, the fastest growing pay television provider in the nation.
Headquartered in Littleton, Colorado. EchoStar Communications Corporation is a public company with approximately 15,000 employees. The Company and its subsidiaries deliver Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) television products and services to customers worldwide.
Dish Network Story
EchoStar's story began in 1980 when Chairman and CEO, Charlie Ergen, entered the satellite television industry as a distributor of C-band TV systems. Joined by his wife, Cantey, and friend, James DeFranco, EchoStar Communications Corporation was formed. Operations quickly expanded and the Company earned a reputation for innovation, while focusing on providing customers with state-of-the-art equipment, systems and service.
In 1987, EchoStar filed for a Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) license with
the Federal Communications Commission and was granted access to orbital slot
119° West Longitude in 1992. The Company began its move toward providing its
own DBS service on December 28, 1995, with the successful launch of EchoStar
I. That same year, EchoStar established the DISH Network brand name.
EchoStar II, launched on September 10, 1996, expanded DISH Network's capacity. As EchoStar continued to acquire new orbital slots (61.5°, 148° and 110°), it added to its fleet of satellites. EchoStar III was sent into orbit on October 5, 1997. This was followed by the launch of EchoStar IV on May 8, 1998, and EchoStar V on September 23, 1999. On July 14, 2000, over 10,000 EchoStar employees worldwide gathered to celebrate the launch of EchoStar VI. Today, the eight satellites that make up the EchoStar fleet have the capacity to provide over 500 channels of digital video, audio and data services via DISH Network service to homes, businesses and schools throughout the United States.
DISH Network is Your Single Source
DISH Network is your single source for the finest in satellite television entertainment. You get state-of-the-art equipment, a large selection of programming at very reasonable rates and a responsive, highly professional Customer Service Group, all from a single company with a long history of quality and reliability in satellite television.
The Finest Digital Picture And Sound Available
With superb digital signal, the picture is crisp and crystal clear. Sound is also digital with quality reproduction normally only found on CDs. In short, DISH Network gives you the finest picture and sound available today!
The Company Offering The Most Advanced Equipment At The Lowest Prices
DISH Network is fast becoming known as the company
offering the most advanced equipment at the lowest prices in the industry.
And Dish Network programming stands out as giving customers more of their favorite
choices for less money than cable TV or our satellite TV competitors. Fact is, most
consumers will save so much over cable for comparable programming, they'll
pay for their system in a year or less. After that, they just plain save and
save and save.
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