Dish Network Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1980

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Public

  • Employees
  • 14,200


  • Investments
  • 21

  • Share Price
  • $5.77
  • (As of Friday Closing)

Dish Network General Information


From its founding in the 1980s, Dish Network has primarily focused on the satellite television business, capitalizing on technological advancements to expand its reach. The firm now serves 7 million U.S. customers. Dish launched an internet-based television offering under the Sling brand in 2015 and now serves about 2 million customers on this platform. Dish's future, however, hinges primarily on the wireless business. The firm has amassed a large portfolio of spectrum licenses over the past 15 years, spending about $30 billion in the process, and is now building a nationwide wireless network. It acquired Sprint's prepaid business and now serves about 8 million customers. Dish plans to merge with EchoStar, a firm it spun out in 2008 that provides satellite-based communications services.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
EchoStar Communications, Echostar Communications Corp, Echostar Satellite Corp, Echostar Satellite Llc
Ownership Status
Publicly Held
Financing Status
Primary Industry
Broadcasting, Radio and Television
Former Stock Listing
Corporate Office
  • 9601 South Meridian Boulevard
  • Englewood, CO 80112
  • United States
+1 (303) 000-0000

Dish Network Timeline

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Dish Network Stock Performance

(As of Friday Closing)

Stock Price Previous Close 52 wk Range Market Cap Shares Average Volume EPS
$5.77 $5.66 $3.21 - $15.98 $3.08B 534M 10.3M $2.29

Dish Network Financials Summary

In Thousands,
TTM 30-Sep-2023 FY 2022 31-Dec-2022 FY 2021 31-Dec-2021 FY 2020 31-Dec-2020
EV 26,159,598 28,923,865 29,312,980 29,005,610
Revenue 15,616,448 16,679,407 17,881,106 15,493,435
EBITDA 2,671,562 3,801,721 3,948,444 3,277,003
Net Income 1,219,363 2,303,233 2,410,642 1,762,673
Total Assets 53,744,674 52,606,562 48,001,725 38,239,947
Total Debt 24,340,319 24,037,021 22,870,411 15,765,554
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Dish Network Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
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Dish Network Comparisons

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Dish Network Competitors (6)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Warner Bros. Discovery Corporation New York, NY 00000 00.00 000000000 00 00.00
DirecTV Private Equity-Backed El Segundo, CA 00000 000.00 000000000 00 000.00
Cumulus Media Formerly VC-backed Atlanta, GA 0000 00.000 000000&0
Quincy Media Corporate Backed or Acquired Quincy, IL 000 00000 000000&0 00000
Comcast Corporation Philadelphia, PA 000000 000.00 000000000 00 000.00
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Dish Network Patents

Dish Network Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-11968505-B2 Systems and methods for facilitating configuration of an audio system Active 07-Dec-2022 00000000 00
US-20240112557-A1 Charging station with integral smoke and carbon monoxide alarms Pending 04-Oct-2022 0000000000
US-20240102817-A1 Road accident detection and avoidance using blockchain Pending 28-Sep-2022 00000000000
US-20240106888-A1 Peer-to-peer network of wireless fidelity (wifi)-enabled vehicles for data transmission using blockchain Pending 28-Sep-2022 0000000000
US-20240106911-A1 Local alerts on non-local channels Pending 27-Sep-2022 H04L67/55
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Dish Network Executive Team (39)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Kannan Alagappan Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Atilla Tinic Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Jonathan Sipling Chief Marketing Officer & Senior Vice President
Artie Wilkowsky Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer
Chris Ergen Head of Wireless Innovation
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Dish Network Board Members (13)

Name Representing Role Since
0000000 00000 Dish Network Founder & Board Member 000 0000
00000 0000000 Self Board Member & President 000 0000
000 000000 Dish Network Board Member & Secretary, Administration 000 0000
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Dish Network Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Dish Network Investments & Acquisitions (21)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
EchoStar 02-Jan-2024 0000000000 00.00 Telecommunications Service Providers 0000000 0
Pollen Mobile 19-Apr-2022 0000 00000 Telecommunications Service Providers 00000 000
Airspan Networks 16-Aug-2021 0000 0000 Wireless Communications Equipment
Republic Wireless 01-May-2021 0000000000 Telecommunications Service Providers 0000 0000
Tucows (Ting Mobile / Dish Network) 01-Aug-2020 Merger/Acquisition Telecommunications Service Providers
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Dish Network Subsidiaries (5)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Sling TV Broadcasting, Radio and Television Englewood, CO 2015
Republic Wireless Telecommunications Service Providers Raleigh, NC 0000
Strigo ( Telecommunications Service Providers ) Telecommunications Service Providers Montreal, Canada 0000
Boost Mobile Telecommunications Service Providers Irvine, CA 0000
EchoStar Telecommunications Service Providers Englewood, CO 0000
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Dish Network ESG

Risk Overview

Risk Rating

Updated October, 28, 2023

21.71 | Med Risk

Risk Scale

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Peers Analysis

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Dish Network Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Airspan Networks 16-Aug-2021 0000 0000 Completed
  • 4 buyers
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Dish Network FAQs

  • When was Dish Network founded?

    Dish Network was founded in 1980.

  • Who is the founder of Dish Network?

    James Defranco is the founder of Dish Network.

  • Where is Dish Network headquartered?

    Dish Network is headquartered in Englewood, CO.

  • What is the size of Dish Network?

    Dish Network has 14,200 total employees.

  • What industry is Dish Network in?

    Dish Network’s primary industry is Broadcasting, Radio and Television.

  • Is Dish Network a private or public company?

    Dish Network is a Public company.

  • What is the current stock price of Dish Network?

    As of 29-Dec-2023 the stock price of Dish Network is $5.77.

  • What is the current market cap of Dish Network?

    The current market capitalization of Dish Network is $3.08B.

  • What is Dish Network’s current revenue?

    The trailing twelve month revenue for Dish Network is $15.6B.

  • Who are Dish Network’s competitors?

    Warner Bros. Discovery, DirecTV, Cumulus Media, Quincy Media, and Comcast are some of the 6 competitors of Dish Network.

  • What is Dish Network’s annual earnings per share (EPS)?

    Dish Network’s EPS for 12 months was $2.29.

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