Profile: EchoStar Corp (SATS.OQ)
26 May 2017
EchoStar Corporation, incorporated on October 12, 2007, is a holding company. The Company is a provider of 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. The Company operates through three segments: Hughes, EchoStar Technologies (ETC) and EchoStar Satellite Services (ESS). Its operations also include real estate and other activities. Its satellite fleet consists of both owned and leased satellites, which include SPACEWAY 3 (1), EchoStar XVII, EchoStar I (2)(3)(4), EchoStar III (4), EchoStar VI (4), EchoStar VII (2)(3), EchoStar VIII (2), EchoStar IX (2), EchoStar X (2)(3), EchoStar XI (2)(3), Nimiq 5(2), QuetzSat-1 (2), AMC-15 and AMC-16 (7).
The Company's Hughes segment provides broadband satellite technologies and broadband services for the home and office, delivering network technologies, managed services and communication solutions to domestic and international consumers and enterprise and government customers. The Hughes segment also provides managed services, hardware, and satellite services to enterprises and government customers, and designs, provides and installs gateway and terminal equipment to customers for other satellite systems. In addition, its Hughes segment provides satellite ground segment systems and terminals to mobile system operators. Its Hughes segment uses its owned satellites, SPACEWAY 3 and EchoStar XVII, and additional satellite capacity acquired from multiple third-party providers, to provide satellite broadband Internet access and communications services to its customers. The Hughes segment also provides managed services to enterprises and solutions to customers for mobile satellite systems. The broadband subscribers include customers that subscribe to its HughesNet broadband services, through retail, wholesale and small/medium enterprise service channels.
The ETC segment provides end-to-end video and broadcast technology products and services to businesses and directly to consumers. It designs, develops and distributes a range of video delivery products and related technologies that allow consumers to watch and control their subscription and over-the-air (OTA) television programming from inside their homes. Its video delivery products and related technologies include Set-top boxes, which provides consumers to access the picture quality and sound of 4K, high-definition (HD) and/or standard definition (SD) content, interactive applications, broadband connectivity and Bluetooth audio streaming, depending on the type of set-top box purchased; Digital Video Recorder (DVR) and Whole-Home HD DVR solutions, which allows customers to record, replay and store content and multi-room HD content sharing functionality to create a whole-home entertainment experience, including commercial skipping and sideloading technologies, and television anywhere Placeshifting Functionality, which allows customers to watch and control digital television content on a desktop or mobile device 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 ETC segment also provides online video delivery and satellite video delivery for broadcasters and pay-television operators, including satellite uplinking/downlinking, transmission services, signal processing, conditional access management and other services, to DISH Network and Dish Mexico. Its principal digital broadcast centers are located in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Gilbert, Arizona. It also has multiple regional and micro digital broadcast centers that allow it to maximize 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 processed, compressed, encrypted and then uplinked to its satellites and its customers' satellites for transmission to end users. Through its Move Networks division, the Company has developed an over the top subscription video on demand (OTT SVOD) and live linear service platform solution utilized by DISH Network's Sling television service.
EchoStar Satellite Services
The ESS segment operates its business using its owned and leased in-orbit satellites. It provides satellite services on a full-time and occasional-use basis to DISH Network, Dish Mexico, the United States Government service providers, Internet service providers, broadcast news organizations, programmers and private enterprise customers. It also manages satellite operations for several satellites owned by third parties. Its satellite capacity is used for a range of applications, such as direct to home (DTH) services, government services and network services.
The Company provides satellite capacity to satellite television providers, broadcasters and programmers using its satellites to deliver programming. Its satellites are also used for the transmission of live sporting events, Internet access, disaster recovery and satellite news gathering services. It provides satellite services and technical services to the United States Government service providers. The Company provides satellite capacity and terrestrial network services to companies. These networks allow delivery of video and data services for corporate communications. Its satellites can be used for point-to-point or point to multi-point communications.
The Company competes with Intelsat S.A., SES S.A., Telesat, Eutelsat Communications S.A., ViaSat, Inc., Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd, SageNet LLC, Newtec, iDirect Technologies, Arris Group, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., and Technicolor S.A.
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Company Web Links
- BRIEF-Echostar posts Q1 earnings per share $0.41
- BRIEF-Echostar says announced consummation on February 28, 2017 of share exchange agreement executed in January with Dish Network Corporation
- BRIEF-Echostar posts Q4 earnings per share of $0.40
- BRIEF-Echostar Corp says on Feb 7 increased size of its board from 7 to 8 members, number of independent members of its board of directors from three to four
- BRIEF-EchoStar announces exchange agreement for tracking stock