what is dish tv??

i have an assignment to make on this topic today only.

i only wanna know what a dish tv is and anything related to it.

11 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    It's a satellite television service that's pretty much the same as Direct TV. I have subscribed to this service for over 3 years now and am really happy with the options. In my opinion, each of the tv packages available offer more channels than DirecTV plus it costs less. They even have their own DVR service which is similar to Tivo that you've heard so much about. One interesting thing to note, not too long ago they offered a full package totally in Spanish for under $35 a month. (If anyone in your family speaks Spanish it might be worth considering.) I don't speak Spanish well enough to enjoy that but still it's a great deal.

    Here's some other specifics about Dish from their own website:

    Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, EchoStar Satellite L.L.C. is a public company with approximately 20,000 employees. The Company and its subsidiaries deliver Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) television products and services to customers worldwide.

    Throughout its 24-year history, EchoStar has demonstrated its entrepreneurial spirit by achieving significant industry firsts:

    First company to offer a satellite receiver for less than $200

    First to develop a UHF remote control

    First to offer an Integrated Receiver Descrambler (IRD) for C-band satellite TV

    First nationwide installation network dedicated solely to satellite TV systems

    First to offer satellite receiver with built-in digital video recording

    First Satellite TV company to offer local channels to local markets in all 50 states


    EchoStar's story began in 1980 when Chairman and CEO, Charlie Ergen, entered the satellite television industry as a distributor of C-band TV systems. Joined by his wife, Candy, and friend, James DeFranco, EchoStar Communications Corporation was formed. Operations quickly expanded and the Company earned a reputation for innovation, while focusing on providing customers with state-of-the-art equipment, systems and service.

    In 1987, EchoStar filed for a Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) license with the Federal Communications Commission and was granted access to orbital slot 119° West Longitude in 1992. The Company began its move toward providing its own DBS service on December 28, 1995, with the successful launch of EchoStar I. That same year, EchoStar established the DISH Network brand name.

    EchoStar II, launched on September 10, 1996, expanded DISH Network's capacity. As EchoStar continued to acquire new orbital slots (61.5°, 148° and 110°), it added to its fleet of satellites. EchoStar III was sent into orbit on October 5, 1997. This was followed by the launch of EchoStar IV on May 8, 1998, and EchoStar V on September 23, 1999. On July 14, 2000, over 10,000 EchoStar employees worldwide gathered to celebrate the launch of EchoStar VI. Today, the nine satellites that make up the EchoStar fleet have the capacity to provide hundreds of channels of digital video, audio and data services via DISH Network service to homes, businesses and schools throughout the United States.

    Source(s): Personal experience and http://www.dishtv.com/about.jsp
  • ?
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Choosing the best satellite tv service depends on your own preferences. Both satellite tv provider is already a good deal but choosing the service which best fits your tv entertainment needs will give you not just good but the best satellite tv deal. In choosing the best satellite tv deal you need to ask yourself what you need: 1 - If you need family tv entertainment, choose Dish Network. If you need more sports programming, choose Direct TV. 2 - If you're going to use and watch your tv programming on multi-room, choose Dish Network. 3 - If you want the best DVR, choose Direct TV. 4 - If you want more HD, get Dish Network. 5 - If you're in to budget, get Dish Network 6 - If you are also going to use your PC/Laptop to watch your favorite tv shows, Direct TV provided a software for you to install in your PC/Laptop so you can watch your favorite programming. Note: you still need a high speed internet connection to be able for you to watch the streaming satellite tv. You can also get more information in our site, if you need help in deciding which satellite tv provider is the best for you.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Dish Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that broadcasts digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH). Dish Network was launched in March, 1996, and, along with DirecTV, primarily competes with cable television providers throughout the United States. It is based in Englewood, Colorado.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's a satellite-based television service. My dish is an antenna 18 inches across - works fine and I am pleased with the price - less than half that of cable and I get a better selection of channels to watch.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's one of the many companies selling satellite TV hookups and service.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it is a satellite based dish u dont have to use long wire cable for it and u can select what channel u want to select

  • 1 decade ago

    Its a satellite and it will help in seeing all your favorite channels if it is an assignment then you shall visit www.dishnetwork.com

  • 4 years ago

    a satellite television provider

  • paj
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    sattellite TV


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