DishHD Asia: Taiwan, Shanghai, China
is a high-definition direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television service based in Taiwan. The DishHD channel lineup is sold in two packages (Standard and Premier). DishHD programming includes both high-definition video channels as well as premium audio channels. The DishHD Premier Package provides consumers with the most HD channels available in Taiwan DishHD has over 400 dealers selling the DishHD service. The DishHD corporate office is located in Taipei, Taiwan.
Headquarters: Taipei, Taiwan
Products: Direct broadcast satellite
Dish Network Corporation
Dish Network is the United States' third largest pay-TV provider, providing direct broadcast satellite service—including satellite television, audio programming, and interactive television services—to 14.337 million commercial and residential customers in the United States. Dish Network has approximately 24,500 employees, most of which are located within the U.S. The corporate office is based in Meridian, Colorado, though the postal designation of Englewood is used in the company's mailing address.
Offspring of Echostar Satellite L.L.C., and founded by Charlie Ergen, his wife Candy and their friend Jim DeFranco as a satellite TV equipment distributor in 1980, DISH Network was officially branded in March 1996. This branding came after the successful launch of its first satellite, Echostar I in December 1995 and marked the beginning of the company offering subscription television services. The company has since launched numerous satellites, with 14 owned and leased satellites currently in its fleet.
As of January 2008, DISH Network split from Echostar, with each entity becoming a separate company. Echostar is the key technology partner to DISH Network, which focuses only on marketing and providing satellite television service.
As of 2011, the company competes primarily with satellite rival DirecTV and with cable television providers, but telecommunication companies' development of fiber-optic lines has increasingly become competition for the company. The company is a Fortune 200 company.
Traded as: NASDAQ: DISH
Founded: March 4, 1996
Founder(s): Charlie Ergen, Candy Ergen, and Jim DeFranco
Headquarters: Meridian, Colorado, U.S.
Key people: Charlie Ergen, Founder, chief executive
Revenue: US$11.617 billion (2008)
Operating income: US$2.056 billion (2008)
Net income: US$902.95 million (2008)
Employees: 26,000 (2008)
Subsidiaries: Blockbuster Inc.
Technology company that is the owner and maintainer of the satellite fleet for closely affiliated Dish Network . The company also designs and manufactures set-top boxes to receive the Freeview broadcasts in the United Kingdom, as well as receivers for Bell TV in Canada. EchoStar also owns Sling Media , which designs and builds the Slingbox TV streaming device. EchoStar was formerly the parent company of Dish Network until the unit was spun off in December 2007.
Headquarters: Englewood, Colorado
Key people: Michael Dugan - chief executive officer
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