Profile: DISH Network Corp (DISH.O)
24 May 2013
DISH Network Corporation is a pay-television (TV) provider, with approximately 13.967 million customers across the United States as of December 31, 2011. The Company offers a range of local and national programming, featuring more national and local high definition (HD) channels than pay-TV providers. The Company delivers its content trough digital broadcast operations centers, satellites and conditional access system. During the year ended December 31, 2011, DISH added approximately 2.576 million gross new subscribers. It 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. On April 26, 2011, the Company acquired Blockbuster, Inc. It acquired Blockbuster operations in the United States and in certain foreign countries. Blockbuster primarily offers movies and video games for sale and rental through multiple distribution channels such as retail stores, by-mail, digital devices, the blockbuster.com Website and the BLOCKBUSTER On Demand service. In March 2012, the Company acquired DBSD North America, Inc. and TerreStar Networks, Inc. In July 2012, Blockbuster, a subsidiary of the Company, acquired the assets of retail software provider Alpha Bay Corporation.
The Company provides programming that includes approximately 230 basic video channels, 60 Sirius Satellite Radio music channels, 30 movie channels, 35 regional and specialty sports channels, 3,200 standard definition and high definition local channels, 275 Latino and international channels, and 70 channels of pay-per-view content. It distributes over 3,200 local channels, a subscriber typically may only receive the local channels available in the subscriber’s home market. As of December 31, 2011, it provided local channels in standard definition in all 210 TV markets in the United States and local channels in HD in more than 170 markets in the United States, serving approximately 97% of TV households.
DISHOnline.com gives DISH subscribers the ability to watch television programs, movies, and clips online at no additional charge with their paid subscription to qualifying programming and compatible equipment. DISHOnline.com offers more than 270,000 movies, television shows, clips and trailers.
Blockbuster@Home gives DISH subscribers access to more than 100,000 digital versatile disc (DVD) movies, TV shows and games by mail with unlimited in-store exchanges, streaming access to more than 10,000 movies and TV shows via their TV and online access to more than 25,000 movies and TV shows through their computer.
DISH Remote Access
DISH’s free remote access (DISH Remote Access) gives subscribers the ability to remotely control certain features of their DVRs using compatible devices. These include smartphones, tablets, laptops and home computers.
The Company competes with DirecTV Group, Inc. (DirecTV), AT&T and Verizon.
DISH Network Corp
9601 South Meridian Boulevard
ENGLEWOOD CO 80112