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Last $43.87 USD
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100 Inverness Terrace East

Englewood, CO 80112

United States

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EchoStar Corporation provides satellite operations, video delivery solutions, digital set-top boxes, and broadband satellite technologies and services for home and office, delivering network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments worldwide. Segments The company operates through three business segments: EchoStar Technologies, Hughes, and EchoStar Satellite Services. EchoStar Technologies segment This segment designs, develops, and distributes digital set-top boxes and related products and technology, primarily for satellite TV service providers, telecommunication companies, and international cable companies. This segment also provides digital broadcast operations, including satellite uplinking/downlinking, transmission services, signal processing, conditional access management, and other services, primarily to DISH Network Corporation and its subsidiaries (DISH Network). In addition, the company provides its Slingboxes directly to consumers through retail outlets and online, as well as the payTV operator market through the company’s partnership with Arris Group, Inc. (Arris). Products Digital Set-Top Boxes This segment offers a range of digital set-top boxes that allow consumers to watch and control their television programming and contain various other capabilities and functionality. The company’s digital set-top boxes comprise: High-definition (HD) Digital Set-top Boxes: These devices allow consumers who subscribe to television services from multi-channel video distributors to access the improved picture quality and sound of HD content, in addition to the standard-definition (SD) functionality of the company’s SD digital set-top boxes. SD Digital Set-top Boxes: These devices allow consumers who subscribe to television service from multi-channel video distributors to access encrypted digital video and audio content. Certain models of the company’s HD digital set-top boxes and SD digital set-top boxes also contain certain of the following advanced capabilities and functionalities: Interactive Applications: Include an on-screen program guide, pay-per-view offerings, video content/meta-data improving user applications, social media, games, and shopping. Digital Video Recorder (DVR): Enables subscribers to pause, stop, reverse, fast forward, record, and replay digital television content using a built-in and/or external hard drive capable of storing content. The company’s whole-home HD DVR receiver provides subscribers various features that a consumer could use, at his or her option, to control, and/or record programming. Broadband Internet Connectivity: Provides Internet protocol television functionality, which supports on-demand services that allow consumers to download television programming, movies, music, applications, and other content. Slingbox ‘placeshifting’ Functionality: Allows a customer, at his or her option, to watch and control their digital television content anywhere in the world through a broadband Internet connection. In addition to digital set-top boxes, the company designs and develops related products, such as satellite dishes and remote controls. The company is also exploring the development of other in-home products and applications. Digital Broadcast Operations The company operates various digital broadcast centers in the United States (U.S.). Its principal digital broadcast centers are located in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Gilbert, Arizona. The company also has multiple regional and micro digital broadcast centers that allow it to improve the use of the spot beam capabilities of its satellites and its customers' satellites. Programming and other data are received at these centers by fiber optic cable or satellite. The data is then processed, compressed, encrypted and then uplinked to the company’s satellites and its customers' satellites for transmission to end-users. Customers DISH Network accounted for 88.6% of this segment's revenue for the year ended December 31, 2014. The company also sells its digital set-top boxes to other international DTH (direct-to-home) satellite and cable providers, including Bell TV

 

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