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As war in video entertainment continues, one thing is for sure: satellite television is here to stay.
When satellite distributors first began marketing to consumers, cable industry didn’t give their new opponent much thought. Dishes were expensive, they were bulky and their program offerings weren’t all that impressive. Cable on other hand had been around for more than a decade and offered a familiar and reliable solution to home entertainment.
But oh how things have changed.
The satellite industry quickly replaced those bulky dishes with sleeker, smaller systems that could be mounted just about anywhere. Prices dropped, programming grew and pretty soon, switching from cable to satellite wasn’t such a far-fetched idea after all.
Today, satellite industry enjoys a steady and continued growth in subscribers and services, gradually closing gap in video entertainment market share. Where cable industry has reported an annual growth between 10 to 15 percent, top satellite companies boast a market share increase of just under 30% according to a study from The Media Audit.
Dish Network Company HistoryWritten by Kate Ivy and Gary Davis
Dish Network Company History By Kate Ivy and Gary Davis
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Dish Network – The Brains Behind The Dish
Who is DISH Network?
DISH Network is satellite broadcasting brand name of EchoStar Communications Corporation, an international and publicly held company headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.
Established in 1980, EchoStar was vision of now Chairman and CEO, Charlie Ergen along with his wife, Cantey and friend, James DeFranco. With company’s focus on customer service and cutting-edge equipment, it wasn’t long before EchoStar quickly began to grow.
In 1986, EchoStar introduced world’s first UHF remote control and just one year later, filed for a Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) license with FCC. They were granted that license in 1992. EchoStar soon turned its focus to providing its own DBS service and in 1995, realized that goal with launch of EchoStar I from Xichang, China.
And DISH Network brand name was born.
DISH Network Today
Ten years and eight satellites later, EchoStar and DISH Network continue to pursue that same groundbreaking leadership that has set them apart from competition. In 1999, DISH Network unveiled DISH 500, world's first and only 500-channel satellite TV system. Just a few months later, DISH Network does it again by releasing new HDTV Satellite TV Receiver in January of 2000. By 2004, DISH Network had become first satellite TV service to offer local channels to all 50 states as well as Washington, D.C. and it was DISH Network who said thanks to their customers by giving away 1,000 complete high definition television systems.
Today, DISH Network remains lowest all-digital TV choice in America and most recently, introduced DISH Player-DVR 942, first multi-room satellite TV receiver that can record in high definition.