DISH unveils Super Joey, a client that allows customers to record up to 8 programs at once when used with the Hopper platform
DISH announces Wireless Joey system to open installation options where coaxial or Ethernet wiring is difficult to achieve or undesirable
DISH delivers Hopper experience on LG smart TVs, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 with introduction of the Virtual Joey software application
DISH adds voice search and Hopper control capabilities to its DISH Explorer second-screen app
DISH and Sprint announce plan to jointly develop and deploy a fixed wireless broadband service, on a trial basis, in Corpus Christi, Tex.
July 23, 2013
DISH Puerto Rico and Claro enter partnership to offer customers bundled services on one bill, including DISH’s pay-TV, Claro’s Internet, wireless and telephone services
DISH announces availability of free live TV on Southwest flights using Internet-ready personal devices
DISH introduces SMARTbox, a flexible and affordable satellite-TV platform for hotels and hospitality operations
DISH and nTelos launch fixed wireless broadband pilot in rural Virginia using wireless spectrum in the 2.5GHz range
DISH offers qualified new customers the choice of an iPad 2 instead of first year programming discounts for customers who sign up for Hopper with Sling®
DISH combines sustainability and customer service with fleet of ROUSCH CleanTech propane autogas-fueled vans; driven to customer homes for installations and service calls; lower carbon dioxide emissions
DISH announces Hopper with Sling®, the second generation of the award-winning whole-home HD DVR system
DISH’s Hopper TransfersTM app delivers DVR recordings to iPad for offline viewing
DISH introduces DISH Explorer, an intuitive second-screen app that combines TV viewing with social media
EchoStar successfully launches its Echo XVI satellite from Baikonur, Kazakhstan
DISH launches digital over-the-air tuner, What’s Hot feature and Game Finder app on the Hopper® Whole-Home HD DVR
DISH unveils dishNETTM broadband, bringing high-speed Internet to rural Americans with slow or no access
DISH delivers first household-addressable advertising nationally to seven million subscribers
DISH introduces commercial-free TV with AutoHopTM
DISH acquires DBSD and TerreStar
DISH introduces Hopper® and Joey®, the most technically advanced Whole-Home HD DVR system
DISH announces the ability for customers to stream thousands of on-demand movies and TV shows to iPad with the DISH Remote Access app
DISH introduces the Tailgater®, a remote viewing satellite dish that makes it easy to watch sports team outdoors
DISH introduces Blockbuster @HomeTM, the first subscription streaming movie service bundle in the pay-TV industry
DISH acquires Blockbuster L.L.C.
DISH introduces Sling® Adapter that allows live TV viewing on iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry devices
DISH Online is the only online video portal with live TV integration
DISH introduces world’s first DVR scheduler app optimized for the Apple iPad
DISH successfully launches its Echo XV satellite launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
DISH becomes the first pay-TV provider to offer local broadcast channels in all 210 local television markets in the U.S.
DISH becomes the first TV provider to offer 200 national HD channels
DISH successfully launches its Echo XIV satellite from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
DISH launches DISHWorld to distribute live international TV channels via IPTV platform
DISH passes 14 million customers
DISH adds DISH Remote Access, which gives customers the ability to access DVR features from any Internet-connected device
DISH becomes the first pay-TV provider to offer a TV series in 1080p high-definition video format
DISH introduces its SlingLoadedTM ViP®922, a high-definition receiver that incorporates place-shifting technology
EchoStar successfully launches its Echo XI satellite from Long Beach, Calif.
DISH introduces the ViP®612 HD DVR, an advanced MPEG-4, dual-tuner receiver
EchoStar changes its name to DISH Network Corporation and creates sister company, EchoStar Corporation; EchoStar now serves as a key technology partner to DISH
EchoStar acquires Sling Media, Inc.
DISH introduces ViP®722 HD DVR, an advanced version of the ViP®622 DVR
DISH passes 13 million customers
EchoStar successfully launches its Echo X satellite from Long Beach, Calif.
DISH introduces PocketDISH, a portable media companion
DISH becomes the first in the pay-TV industry to offer 100 international channels
DISH introduces the DISH Player-DVR 625 offering the company’s first video-on-demand service
DISH introduces the DISH Player-DVR 942, the first multi-room satellite TV receiver that records in high definition
DISH launches the first interactive TV multiple picture-in-picture application in the U.S.
DISH passes 10 million customers
DISH becomes the first satellite TV service to offer local channels to markets in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
DISH becomes the first to reach 1 million DVRs in the TV industry
EchoStar successfully launches its Echo IX satellite Long Beach, Calif.
DISH unveils the DishPVR 921, the first widely-available satellite receiver with a built-in DVR that records in standard and high definition
EchoStar successfully launches its EchoStar VIII satellite from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
EchoStar successfully launches its Echo VII satellite from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
DISH introduces the DishPVR 508 satellite-TV receiver, a new and improved personal video recorder
EchoStar Satellite L.L.C. merges with GM's Hughes Electronics
EchoStar introduces the DISH PRO 501, its first satellite television receiver featuring a DVR and interactive TV
DISH passes 5 million customers
EchoStar successfully launches EchoStar VI satellite from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
EchoStar Communications Corporation is added to the NASDAQ 100 Index
EchoStar successfully launches its Echo V satellite from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
DISH unveils DISH 500, the world's first 500-channel satellite TV system
DISH passes 2 million customers
EchoStar successfully launches Echo IV satellite from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
DISH passes 1 million customers
EchoStar successfully launches its Echo III satellite from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
EchoStar successfully launches its Echo II satellite from Kourou, French Guiana
DISH passes 100,000 customers
DISH makes its first broadcast to customers from the Cheyenne Uplink Center in Cheyenne, Wyo.
EchoStar successfully launches its Echo I satellite from Xichang, China
EchoStar issues initial public stock offering
EchoStar was granted access to orbital slot 119° West Longitude
EchoStar filed for a Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) license with the FCC
Charlie Ergen, Candy Ergen and Jim DeFranco founded EchoStar as a C-band satellite-TV distributor