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Dish Network

Knowledge Identifier: &Dish_Network


Dish Network

American direct-broadcast satellite service provider add

Category: Business (999)

Founded in 1996.

Countries: United States (72%), (5%), Pakistan (3%)

Main connections: EchoStar, DirecTV, The Weather Channel

Linked to: EchoStar, CNET, Federal Communications Commission, CBS Corporation




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In March 1996, the company made its first broadcast to customers add something


The company began using Dish Network as its consumer brand in March 1996, after the successful launch of its first satellite, EchoStar I, in December 1995 add something


In 1998, EchoStar purchased the broadcasting assets of a satellite broadcasting joint venture of News Corporation's ASkyB and MCI Worldcom add something


The Weather Channel - Launched in 1999, Weatherscan is available on some cable providers in the United States, often on their digital cable lineups, though it is available in fewer markets than The Weather Channel; some providers, however, place the channel on their basic cable tier alongside The Weather Channel, a separate feed for satellite subscribers on Dish Network launched in the summer of 2010


HBO - HBO HD is available on Cox Communications, DirecTV, Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, Dish Network, &Comcast, AT&T U-verse, Optimum, Verizon FiOS and several other major cable providers, although few providers offer all seven multiplex channels in HD. The main channel first began broadcasting in high definition on March 6, 1999


Discovery People - The channel still appeared on the April 23, 2000 Dish Network channel lineup archive at http://www


Prior to the December 2001 merger of SCI Systems and Sanmina, Dish Network receivers were produced at factories in Huntsville, Alabama and Fountain, Colorado add something


Inter (TV channel) - The channel first started broadcasting on January 13, 2003, available via Dish Network in the United States and in Germany through Kabel Deutschland and encrypted in Europe & Russia on Sirius 2 & ABS 1 satellites


In August 2003, the company launched EchoStar IX, the first satellite equipped with commercial Ka band payload for broadband service over the United States add something


This led the company in 2004 to be the first satellite TV service to offer local channels to all 50 states add something


CenturyLink - In August 2004, it partnered with EchoStar Communications Corporation for DISH Network multi-channel digital TV


In January 2005, & EchoStar bought the broadcasting assets of the troubled HDTV satellite provider Voom, including its Rainbow 1 satellite co-located with EchoStar 3 at 61,5┬░ West add something


ProSiebenSat.1 Welt - The channel went on the air in February 2005 and is available via the satellite provider Dish Network and select cable companies


Ben Clark (mountaineer) - The film premiered on Dish Network Pay-Per-View in May 2005


Oxygen (TV channel) - Oxygen has been available on DirecTV for many years, and arrived on Dish Network in early 2006 during that provider's carriage conflict with Lifetime


Dish Network announced as of February 1, 2006, that all new HDTV channels would be available in H.264 format only, while maintaining the current lineup as MPEG-2 add something


All American Direct - The partnership came after a Florida court ordered EchoStar to cease providing distant-network programming in October 2006 after a 10 year legal battle over whether the satellite TV provider had violated the Copyright Act; in December 2006 DISH Network ceased all transmission of distant-network programming


Portland Trail Blazers - A television deal signed with Comcast SportsNet in 2007 has been criticized for not ensuring access to Blazer games via cable company Charter, as well as satellite television providers such as DirecTV and Dish Network, both of which compete with Comcast's cable television operations


Roush Fenway Racing - For 2007, Mark Martin drove the 06 machine, with sponsorship from Dish Network at Daytona International Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway


Roush Fenway Racing - In 2007 the 17 car was sponsored by Arby's, Dish Network, and Weyerhauser, and continued to be driven by Matt Kenseth, along with Danny O'Quinn, and Michel Jourdain, Jr.


Current TV - On January 31, 2007, Current TV launched on Dish Network


Chris Christian - Christian was CEO of World Digital Media Group and YMC Records, a joint venture by Radio Shack, Dish Network, and Sirius Radio, until May 2007


Discovery HD - A second Discovery HD channel, called 'Discovery Channel HD', was launched in the USA on Dish Network the week of August 13, 2007


Nickelodeon - The channel ceased operations on December 31, 2007, on digital cable providers, with an automated loop remaining on Dish Network due to unknown factors until April 23, 2009


IFC (U.S. TV channel) - AMC Networks cited the removal as being related to a breach of contract lawsuit filed against Dish Network by the channel's former parent Rainbow Media's Voom HD Networks in 2008 for improperly terminating its carriage contract; Dish Network denied that the lawsuit had any relation to the decision to remove AMC and its sister channels and that it ended the carriage agreement on its own terms


In January 2008, Dish Network was spun-off from EchoStar, its former parent company, which was founded by Charlie Ergen as a satellite television equipment distributor in 1980 add something


On January 1, 2008, the company completed its spinoff of its technology and set-top box business into a separate publicly traded company, Echostar Corporation , effectively splitting the original Echostar into two separate businesses add something


Smithsonian Networks - Dish Network added the HD channel on May 12, 2008


The Weather Channel - It began to be carried on Dish Network on May 13, 2008


Comedy Central - DirecTV added the HD version on January 21, 2009, followed by Dish Network on April 9


Smithsonian Networks - Dish Network has since dropped the Smithsonian Channel HD from their programming line up effective February 1, 2009


Fox Business Network - Dish Network began carrying FBN on channel 206 on February 2, 2009


Aghapy TV - However, while CTV is still on air via Galaxy Satellite, the Galaxy service for Aghapy TV was eventually discontinued in North America, having been replaced by Dish Network 775 in April 2009


MAVTV - MAVTV was added to the Dish Network lineup on May 8, 2009 in high definition


On July 31, 2009, all remaining programming at 148 ceased add something


TVOne Global - In August 2009, TVOne Global launched the channel in the United States on Dish Network


ESPNU - Dish Network moved the channel from its "Classic Gold 250" package to its "Classic Bronze 100" package on September 30, 2009


Colors (TV channel) - On 21 January 2010, Colors became available on Dish Network in the U.S., where it is called Aapka Colors because of a clash with Colours TV


Hum TV - In March 2010, Hum TV was officially launched in North America on Dish Network


Epix (TV channel) - This was followed on April 19, 2010 by Dish Network's announcement that it would immediately begin carrying the channel as part of its "PlatinumHD" package, making it the channel's only national distribution partner


DIY Network - One of the "prominent distributors" turned out to be Dish Network, which launched DIY HD on May 12, 2010


The Weather Channel - On May 20, 2010, Dish Network announced that it was dropping The Weather Channel at midnight ET that day in favor of its own similar weather information channel, The Weather Cast


The Weather Channel - On May 24, 2010, The Weather Channel stated that it had come to an agreement with Dish Network that would result in Dish carrying The Weather Channel for the next several years


France 24 - As of August 2010, the network became available to subscribers to the satellite television Dish Network


Research Channel - At midnight on August 31, 2010, the Research Channel shut down on Galaxy 18, which shut down broadcast on Dish Network, &Comcast, and other terrestrial broadcast services


FX (TV channel) - On October 1, 2010, then-parent company News Corporation pulled its channels from Dish Network due to a carriage dispute


FX (TV channel) - FX returned to Dish Network's channel lineup on October 29, 2010 after Dish Network and News Corporation signed a long-term carriage agreement


After changing the position of a satellite orbital position from being over Mexico to Brazil in 2011, Dish Network sought companies that could make a deal, among them Telef├│nica add something


In 2011, it petitioned the FCC to combine the S-Band spectrum it acquired from DBSD and Terrestar, and combine this spectrum with $LTE (LTE_(telecommunication)) add something


CNBC World - At the end of 2011, Dish Network permanently stopped carrying the channel, giving DirecTV satellite exclusivity


On January 30, 2011, the satellite experienced a single event upset and drifted out of its intended orbit, this required all services to be relocated to other available satellite capacity in the Eastern Arc. One week later some services were restored, but the satellite is expected to be taken out of service again and replaced temporarily by EchoStar VI in order to conduct further testing add something


TBN Enlace USA - On February 2011, Dish Network began carrying Enlace on channel 9411


ANT1 Group - On March 23, 2011, DISH Network renews multi-year contract with Antenna Group for Greek programming, includes future launch of 'Antenna Prime,' featuring live soccer and classic Greek shows


Inter (TV channel) - As of March 30, 2011, Inter Plus is no longer available on Dish Network


ARY Zauq - On June 8, 2011, ARY Zauq officially launched in North America, available via Dish Network


The Inspiration Network - After several fan petitions were started and overwhelming negative public outcry over the network's removal, Dish Network agreed to add INSP back to its lineup on August 31, 2011


Dish Network made a bid to purchase & Hulu on October 2011, but Hulu's owners chose not to sell the company add something


At the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, Dish Network announced that they would be dropping the Network and going solely by Dish in their marketing add something


Big Ten Network - BTN and Dish Network were involved in a dispute leading up to the expiration of their contract a day before the 2012 college football season began


Univision Noticias - Univision Noticias secured a carriage deal with the Dish Network in January 2012


Also, in May 2012, Dish launched the service "DishWorld" on the Roku streaming player add something


In May 2012, the American Customer Satisfaction Index ranked Dish Network second among American television providers add something


AMC Networks - On May 4, 2012, Dish Network announced that it would no longer carry the &AMC (AMC_(TV_channel)) Networks family of cable channels upon the expiration of the satellite provider's distribution agreement with the company at the end of June 2012, citing that AMC Networks charged an excessive amount in retransmission consent payments from the service for their carriage and low audience viewership for the channels


IFC (U.S. TV channel) - On June 30, 2012, IFC was dropped from Dish Network and replaced with HDNet , in conjunction with a carriage dispute between AMC Networks and the satellite provider, citing that AMC charged an excessive amount in retransmission consent payments from the service for carriage which was in disproportion with the lower audience viewership for its channels


AMC Networks - On July 1, 2012, Dish Network dropped &AMC (AMC_(TV_channel)), WEtv, and IFC from the channel line-up altogether


Big Ten Network - BTN and Dish Network were involved in a dispute leading up to the expiration of the satellite provider's contract with the network in August 2012, a day before that year's college football season began


Sinclair Broadcast Group - Dish Network's retransmission agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group was slated to expire on August 13, 2012


Zee TV - An HD feed first became available in India, Zee TV HD launched in the US on September 5, 2012 on Dish Network


On September 27, 2012, Dish Network announced that they are releasing a satellite broadband service called DishNet, aimed at rural areas, on October 1 add something


Gannett Company - Around the first week of October 2012, Gannett entered a dispute against Dish Network regarding compensation fees and Dish's AutoHop commercial-skip feature on its Hopper digital video recorders


At the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show Dish won an award for their Auto Hop feature on the Hopper add something


At the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show, Dish announced the "Hopper with Sling", an updated version of the Hopper with Slingbox place-shifting technology built-in, allowing the ability to watch live TV and DVR recordings online or through a free Dish Anywhere mobile app, and the ability to "fling" content from a mobile device onto the TV as well add something


In 2013, Dish made a bid for both companies add something


That launch marked the beginning of its subscription television services, and EchoStar has since launched numerous satellites, with nine owned and leased satellites in its fleet as of January 2013 add something


CBS - In January 2013, CNET named Dish Network's "Hopper with Sling" digital video recorder as a nominee for the CES "Best in Show" *award , and named it the winner in a vote by the site's staff


CNET - In January 2013, CNET named Dish Network's "Hopper with Sling" digital video recorder as a nominee for the CES "Best in Show" award , and named it the winner in a vote by the site's staff


As of August 2013, DishWorld subscribers are given access to 13 English language stations add something


G4 Media - Dish Network, which was a part owner of G4 Media, dropped the network from its lineup on November 1, 2013


In 2014, Dish Network began to reach carriage deals with broadcasters for a new over-the-top service that would be aimed towards cord cutters as a low-cost alternative to traditional pay television add something


WWE Network - On February 19, 2014, Dish Network announced that they would carry WWE pay-per-views on an event by event basis, beginning with Elimination Chamber


Longhorn Network - On March 3, 2014, The Walt Disney Company and Dish Network announced the inclusion of LHN as part of a new long-term, wide-ranging distribution agreement


ESPNU - Dish Network added the HD channel on March 18, 2014


ESPNews - ESPNEWS HD was added to Dish Network on March 18, 2014


Bitcoin - On May 29, 2014, satellite service provider Dish Network announced that they would be the largest company to accept Bitcoin as payments


ESPN Classic - On October 1, 2014, &ESPN_Classic (ESPN_Classic_(UK)) began a slow transition to a video on demand-only service, moving to that status on Dish Network


On January 5, 2015, Dish Network officially unveiled Sling TV, an over-the-top IPTV service designed to compliment subscription video on-demand services such as Hulu and Netflix add something


AMC (TV channel) - In March 2015, Dish Network's Sling TV announced it would soon begin making AMC channels available to cord cutters, including AMC, & BBC America, BBC World News, IFC, SundanceTV, and WE tv


Clayton remained in the position until March 31, 2015 when he retired leaving Ergen to resume the post add something


Kapatid TV5 - As of September 2015, it is no longer offered on Dish Network


MTV Jams - BET Jams is available on the digital tiers of most cable providers, but was not available on Dish Network until 2016


Hum TV - In 2016 Hum World HD was launched and brought back on Dish Network where it saw big success with Hum Sitaray World too


QVC - The network will launch on both Ion Television owned-and-operated stations, as well as on providers including DirecTV and Dish Network, on October 31, 2016


Tribune Company - The retransmission agreement between Tribune Media and DISH Network came to an inelegant halt for millions of DISH viewing customers in a wide geographic array of markets on June 12, 2016 when DISH Network on the behalf of its customers chose not to accept Tribune Media's inappropriately large increase to the retransmitting consent contract fee


Style Network - On October 1, 2016, Dish Network stopped carrying Esquire Network


QVC - The network launched on both Ion Television owned-and-operated stations, as well as on providers including DirecTV and Dish Network, on 31 October 2016


The stations were dropped on March 3rd, 2017, at Midnight, EST. add something


Sling Media - The EchoStar business unit was part of a corporate assets exchange with Dish Network at the beginning of 2017 and now operates as Dish Technologies Corporation under Dish Network


EchoStar - Prior to the complete of a transaction with DISH on March 1, 2017, the company designed and manufactured set-top boxes for DISH, Bell TV in Canada, and to receive the Freeview broadcasts in the United Kingdom


The stations were restored on April 26, 2017, at 7:00pm, EST. add something


The TV stations and cable channels were restored on November 24, 2017 after a new agreement was reached add something


In December 2017, Dish Network announced that Ergen will step down and be replaced by Erik Carlson add something


On June 30, 2018, Dish loses rights to all Univision Networks channels just before 7PM. add something


On Sunday, July 1, 2018, Dish entered a dispute with Univision Communications add something


HBO - On November 1, 2018, Dish Network was blacked out from HBO's channels following a carriage agreement dispute with WarnerMedia


In June 2019, nonetheless, Dish TV accepted to resign its satellite exploration rights assigned to EchoStar and thus ending the possibility of entering the Brazilian market add something