control access to authorized programming content (Security Access Devices). Distribution Channels The company offers receiver systems and programming through direct sales channels, a majority of its new subscriber activations are generated through independent third parties, such as small satellite retailers, direct marketing groups, local and regional consumer electronics stores, nationwide retailers, and telecommunications companies. In addition, the company partners with certain telecommunications companies to bundle DISH branded programming with broadband and/or voice services on a single bill. Competition The company competes with DirecTV, Netflix, Hulu, Apple, Amazon, Google, and others. Wireless DISH Spectrum: The company’s wireless spectrum licenses are subject to certain interim and final build-out requirements. AWS-3 Auction: The company owns an 85% non-controlling interest in each of Northstar Spectrum, LLC (Northstar Spectrum) and SNR Wireless Holdco, LLC (SNR Holdco), the parent companies of Northstar Wireless, LLC (Northstar Wireless) and SNR Wireless LicenseCo, LLC (SNR Wireless), respectively. Government Regulations The company’s operations, particularly its DBS and broadband operations, and its wireless spectrum licenses are subject to significant government regulation and oversight, primarily by t the Federal Communications Commission and, to a certain extent, by Congress, other federal agencies and foreign, state and local authorities. The company is subject to regulation by the International Telecommunication Union and its satellites must be registered in the United Nations (UN) Registry of Space Objects. History DISH Network Corporation was founded in 1980.
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