EchoStar Logo – EchoStar Corporation is a company public U.S. owns and operates a fleet of communications satellites for its subsidiary Dish Network. Receptors also designs and manufactures set-top box to pick up free digital transmissions (DTT) in the United Kingdom, as well as receivers for Bell TV in Canada. EchoStar owns Sling Media, a company responsible for designing and building the Slingbox and Hughes Communications Inc., in April was also the parent company of Dish Network until their separation in December 2007.
EchoStar was formed originally as “EchoSphere” in 1980 by Charles Ergen as a retail distributor of television system in C-band, “EchoSphere” comes from the union of the words: “Echo 1″ (experimental satellite of NASA) and “Sphere” (for the parabolic shape of the receiving antennas). In 1987, asked the Federal Communications Commission license for direct broadcast satellite (DTH), being granted access to the 119° West orbital position in 1992. In December 1995, was successfully launched its first satellite, EchoStar I in China. On March 4, 1996, EchoStar established the brand Dish Network to sell satellite TV residential system. More