Encyclopedia > DISH Network

  Article Content

DISH Network

The DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that broadcasts digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States. Owned by Echostar, DISH Network was launched in 1996 and is DirecTV's primary competitor in the United States. DISH Network typically uses smaller 18-inch satellite dishes to receive its signals. Slightly larger, 24-inch dishes (part of "DISH 500" systems) are becoming more common as DISH Network (as well as other DBS services) are attempting to squeeze more programming onto their growing systems, particularly local American television network affiliates stations.

Unlike DirecTV, DISH Network has no partnership to deliver broadband satellite Internet service as it recently severed its partnership with the American satellite broadband company Starband.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Father Damien

... permitted to travel to Molokai to help the lepers who had virtually nothing to keep them warm or fed. After twelve years of ministering to the patients at the leper colony ...

This page was created in 31 ms