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Last $68.72 USD
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9601 South Meridian Boulevard

Englewood, CO 80112

United States

Phone: 303-723-1000

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DISH Network Corporation provides pay-TV services in the United States. Business Strategy The company’s business strategy is to be the best provider of video services in the United States by providing products with the best technology, outstanding customer service, and great value. It promotes DISH branded programming packages as providing its subscribers with a better price-to-value relationship than those available from other subscription television service providers. The DISH branded pay-TV service (DISH) DISH had 13.978 million subscribers in the United States as of December 31, 2014. The DISH branded pay-TV service consists of, among other things, the Federal Communications Commission licenses authorizing it to use direct broadcast satellite (DBS) and Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) spectrum, its owned and leased satellites, receiver systems, third-party broadcast operations, customer service facilities, a leased fiber optic network, in-home service and call center operations, and certain other assets utilized in its operations. In addition, the company markets broadband services under the dishNET brand, which had 0.577 million subscribers in the United States as of December 31, 2014. This service utilizes advanced technology and high-powered satellites launched by Hughes Communications, Inc. (Hughes) and ViaSat, Inc. (ViaSat) to provide broadband coverage nationwide. This service primarily targets rural residents that are underserved, or unserved, by wireline broadband. In addition to the dishNET branded satellite broadband service, it also offers wireline voice and broadband services under the dishNET brand as a competitive local exchange carrier to consumers living in a 14-state region in the western United States. The company primarily bundles its dishNET branded services with its DISH branded pay-TV service. DISH Products and Services Pay-TV Programming: The company offers a selection of video services under the DISH brand, with access to various channels depending on the level of subscription. The company’s standard programming packages generally include programming provided by national broadcast networks, local broadcast networks and national and regional cable networks. The company also offers programming packages that include regional and specialty sports channels, premium movie channels and Latino and international programming. The company’s Latino and international programming packages allow subscribers to choose from approximately 250 channels in 28 languages. In addition, the company offers its DISH subscribers streaming access through Blockbuster @Home to approximately 10,000 movies and TV shows via their TV or Internet-connected tablets, smartphones and computers. The company’s subscribers also have the ability to use dishanywhere.com and its mobile applications for smartphones and tablets to view authorized content, search program listings and remotely control certain features of their digital video recorders (DVRs). Dishanywhere.com and its mobile applications provide access to approximately 80,000 movies, television shows, clips, and trailers. Technology: The company’s subscribers receive programming via equipment that includes a small satellite dish, digital set-top receivers, and remote controls. The company offers the Hopper whole-home DVR. The company’s Hopper and Joey whole-home DVR promotes a suite of integrated features and functionality designed to maximize the convenience and ease of watching TV anytime and anywhere. It also has varois features that a consumer can use, at option, to watch and record television programming, including recording up to eight shows at a time, through Internet-connected tablets, smartphones and computers. During January 2015, the company announced certain upcoming technological advancements, including 4K Ultra HD capable receivers, a new remote control and user interface with advanced voice command capability, and more mobile applications. The company relies on EchoStar Corporation (EchoStar) to design and manufacture all of its new receivers and certain related components. Broadband: In addition to its selection of pay-TV programmi

 

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Price/Sales 2.1x
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