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Dish Network is a satellite service provider that offers satellite television, audio programming, and interactive television services. The company offers programming packages including regional and specialty sports channels, premium movie channels, and Latino and international programming through national broadcast networks, local broadcast networks, and national and regional cable networks, and receiver systems. Additionally, Dish Network provides satellite broadband services, wireline voice and broadband services under the dishNET brand. It also offers dishanywhere.com and mobile applications for smartphones and tablets.
HQEnglewood, CO, US
Employee Ratings3.1
Overall CultureC+

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)16,000
Job Openings4,003
Revenue (FY, 2020)$15.5 B(+21%)
Share Price (Apr 2021)$36.8(+2%)
Cybersecurity ratingDMore

Key People/Management at Dish Network

W. Erik Carlson

W. Erik Carlson

President and Chief Executive Officer
Kathleen Q. Abernathy

Kathleen Q. Abernathy

Charlie Ergen

Charlie Ergen

Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board
Jim DeFranco

Jim DeFranco

Co-Founder, Executive Vice President and Director
George R. Brokaw

George R. Brokaw

Jeff McSchooler

Jeff McSchooler

Executive Vice President, Wireless Operations
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Dish Network Office Locations

Dish Network has an office in Englewood
Englewood, CO, US (HQ)
9601 S Meridian Blvd
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Dish Network Financials and Metrics

Dish Network Revenue

Dish Network's revenue was reported to be $15.49 b in FY, 2020

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Dish Network's current market capitalization is $19.4 b.
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Dish Network Operating Metrics

Dish Network's Broadband Subscribers was reported to be 459 k in Q3, 2017. Dish Network's Subscribers (Pay-TV) was reported to be 12.2 m in Q3, 2019.
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Dish Network Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
EchoStar Broadcasting Holding CorporationMay 20, 2019$800 m
TerrestarMarch 12, 2012
BlockbusterApril 06, 2011
DBSD North AmericaFebruary 02, 2011
DISH DBS Corporation
DISH Network L.L.C.
Dish Network Service L.L.C.
DISH Operating L.L.C.
DISH Orbital Corporation
DISH Technologies L.L.C.
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Dish Network Revenue Breakdown

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Dish Network revenue breakdown by business segment: 100.0% from Pay-TV and Broadband and 0.0% from Other

Dish Network revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 99.7% from United States and 0.3% from Other

Dish Network Cybersecurity Score

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Dish Network Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

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Dish Network Online and Social Media Presence

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Dish Network News and Updates

Dish Network stock falls after downgrade at Pivotal

Shares of Dish Network Corp. are off 1.6% in premarket trading after Pivotal Research Group analyst Jeffrey Wlodarczak downgraded the stock to hold from buy and lowered his price target to $34 from $42. "Importantly, we remain as optimistic as ever about the long-term upside from DISH's differentia…

Dish Network stock edges up as earnings rise above expectations, while subscribers decline

Shares of Dish Network Corp. edged up 0.4% in premarket trading Monday, after the satellite TV company reported fourth-quarter profit and revenue that rose above expectations, although Pay-TV and Wireless subscribers declined. Net income increased to $733 million, or $1.24 a share, from $389 millio…

Dish Network Stock Set For A 25% Gain?

We believe Dish Network stock may be a good opportunity right now. DISH trades at $33 currently and is, in fact, down 7% since the beginning of 2020 when it was at $35. It traded at $41 in February 2020 – just before the coronavirus pandemic hit the world – and is currently 20% below that level...

Outlook on the Global 5G Spectrum Cost Challenge Market Study 2020 - Featuring AIS, BCE and Dish Network Among Others

Dublin, Oct. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "The Spectrum Cost Challenge to 5G" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Hold Dish Network Stock For 6 Months To Beat The Market

Dish Network stock dropped 14% in the last one month to $28 currently. The decline was in line with the sell-off in the technology and cable industry over recent weeks. But will the company’s stock continue its downward trajectory over the coming weeks, or is a recovery in the stock imminent?...

Dish Network Stock Could Still Hit $40 After 2x Rally

After a formidable rise of close to 95% since the March 23 lows of this year, at the current price of $35 per share we believe Dish Network’s stock (NASDAQ: DISH) still has some upside remaining.
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Dish Network Blogs

DISH prioritizes security across all aspects of 5G network

- In new white paper, DISH outlines how it is using O-RAN architecture to maximize security in ways not possible with traditional networks

Nokia software selected by DISH to safeguard 5G network slices

-- DISH to utilize Nokia’s NetGuard suite for security automation and orchestration

MASN and NBC Regional Sports Networks removed from DISH TV, SLING TV

-- DISH proposes new model that is fair to both customers and station owners

Optimizing addressable advertising and other emerging channels is #1 priority among brands and agencies in 2021

- Study commissioned by DISH Media, Cadent, Canoe, Comscore, INVIDI Technologies, LiveRamp, Verizon Media, ViacomCBS and WarnerMedia

DISH Selects Netcracker for 5G Transport, Interconnect and Edge Data Center Connectivity

Netcracker to Provide Cloud-Based, Full-Stack Solutions to Support DISH’s Nationwide 5G Network
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Dish Network Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Dish Network founded?

    Dish Network was founded in 1980.

  • Who are Dish Network key executives?

    Dish Network's key executives are W. Erik Carlson, Kathleen Q. Abernathy and Charlie Ergen.

  • How many employees does Dish Network have?

    Dish Network has 16,000 employees.

  • What is Dish Network revenue?

    Latest Dish Network annual revenue is $15.5 b.

  • What is Dish Network revenue per employee?

    Latest Dish Network revenue per employee is $968.3 k.

  • Who are Dish Network competitors?

    Competitors of Dish Network include DIRECTV, Sky and Liberty Global.

  • Where is Dish Network headquarters?

    Dish Network headquarters is located at 9601 S Meridian Blvd, Englewood.

  • Where are Dish Network offices?

    Dish Network has an office in Englewood.

  • How many offices does Dish Network have?

    Dish Network has 1 office.