ere: A consumer can use DISH Anywhere, at consumer option, to remotely control certain features of their DVRs, as well as view live TV and DVR recordings (with required compatible hardware) using the DISH Anywhere application on compatible devices, such as smartphones and tablets, or on laptops and home computers by accessing dishanywhere.com. Dishanywhere.com offers approximately 85,000 movies, television shows, clips and trailers. Content Delivery Digital Broadcast Operations Centers: The principal digital broadcast operations facilities the company uses are EchoStar’s facilities located in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Gilbert, Arizona. The company also uses six regional digital broadcast operations facilities owned and operated by EchoStar that allow it to maximize the use of the spot beam capabilities of certain satellites. Programming content is delivered to these facilities by fiber or satellite and processed, compressed, encrypted and then uplinked to satellites for delivery to consumers. EchoStar provides certain broadcast services to the company, including teleport services, such as transmission and downlinking, channel origination services, and channel management services pursuant to a broadcast agreement ending on December 31, 2016. Satellites: The company’s DISH branded programming is primarily delivered to customers using satellites that operate in the Ku band portion of the microwave radio spectrum. The Ku-band is divided into two spectrum segments. The portion of the Ku-band that allows the use of higher power satellites – 12.2 to 12.7 GHz over the United States – is known as the Broadcast Satellite Service band, which is also referred to as the DBS band. The portion of the Ku-band that utilizes lower power satellites – 11.7 to 12.2 GHz over the United States – is known as the FSS band. The company owns or leases capacity on 14 DBS satellites in geostationary orbit approximately 22,300 miles above the equator. Conditional Access System: The company’s conditional access system secures its programming content using encryption so that only authorized customers can access its programming. The company uses microchips embedded in credit card-sized access cards, called smart cards, or security chips in its receiver systems to control access to authorized programming content (Security Access Devices). Distribution Channels The company offers receiver systems and programming through direct sales channels, a majority of its new subscriber activations are generated through independent third parties, such as small satellite retailers, direct marketing groups, local and regional consumer electronics stores, nationwide retailers, and telecommunications companies. In addition, the company partners with certain telecommunications companies to bundle DISH branded programming with broadband and/or voice services on a single bill. Competition The company competes directly with the DirecTV Group, Inc. Government Regulations The company’s operations, particularly its DBS operations and its wireless spectrum licenses, are subject to significant government regulation and oversight, primarily by the Federal Communications Commission and to a certain extent, by Congress, other federal agencies and foreign, state and local authorities. The company is subject to regulation by the International Telecommunication Union and its satellites must be registered in the United Nations Registry of Space Objects. Significant Events In May 2014, RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. said it has expanded its broadcast solutions for ETTV America, the subsidiary of leading Taiwanese cable TV network, Eastern Broadcasting Company. History DISH Network Corporation was founded in 1980.
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