Top EchoStar Execs Dish About the Then and Now
- Rocket man. // Broadcasting & Cable;10/13/97, Vol. 127 Issue 42, p78
Editorial. Talks about EchoStar Communications Corp.'s Charlie Ergen's hopes of delivering local television signals in the United States via his company's satellites. Permission sought from the government and local broadcasters; Big gamble for Ergen.
- ECHOSTAR REFOCUSES. Goldsmith, Jill // Daily Variety;7/20/2001, Vol. 272 Issue 34, p5
Reports on the growth plans of United States satellite television company EchoStar Communications Corp. under the leadership of its chief executive officer Charlie Ergen. Refocusing efforts after its failed merger talks with DirecTV; Profits in 2000; Stock performance.
- It could have been worse. Higgins, John M. // Broadcasting & Cable;11/5/2001, Vol. 131 Issue 46, p18
Focuses on the deal to merge between EchoStar and DirectTV in the United States. Plans of EchoStar chairman Charlie Ergen to combine the satellite television networks; Comments of cable operators on the deal; Advantages of the merger to Echostar.
- QUICK TAKES. Broad, Julie // Electronic Media;11/5/2001, Vol. 20 Issue 45, p9
Presents several opinion on the proposed merger between DirecTV and EchoStar. Preference for no sale at all; Possibility of a disapproval of the deal from the Federal Communications Commission; Preference to the EchStar deal over the reinvention of Malone and Murdoch.
- BIRD BATH ON THE HILL. McClintock, Pamela // Daily Variety;3/7/2002, Vol. 275 Issue 4, p1
Reports on the disapproval of the planned merger between Echostar Communication Corp. and DirecTV by a U.S. Senate panel. Concern on expanding the federal role in the marketplace; Benefit of the merger to consumer; Reasons of the National Association of Broadcasters for opposing the merger.
- Will DBS ops challenge must-carry? Hearn // Multichannel News;11/29/99, Vol. 20 Issue 49, p3
Cites the option of EchoStar Communications chairman, Charles Ergen, of suing what he considers to be onerous must-carry in order to make improvements in the United States satellite law. Speculations that Ergen will not succeed in escaping mandatory carriage of all local broadcasting stations;...
- Ergen grades Congress 'D' on SHVA. Hearn, Ted // Multichannel News;11/22/99, Vol. 20 Issue 48, p31
Discusses the United States Congress' Satellite Home Viewer Act. Grading of the Congress by Charlie Ergen, chairman and chief executive officer of EchoStar Communications Corp.; Congress' decision to codify a compromise; View on Ergen's grading system. INSET: Scholars to FCC: Back Open Access.
- EchoStar Toasts a Decade of Dish Network. Hogan, Monica // Multichannel News;3/20/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p17
Reports on the 10th anniversary of Dish Network direct-broadcast satellite service launched by EchoStar Communications Corp. in 1996. Launch of a family-friendly tier; Plan of EchoStar CEO Charlie Ergen to pursue programming options as soon as programming contracts allow for it; Studio...
- Dish Chief Ergen Is Still a Gambler. Gibbons, Kent // Multichannel News;3/20/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p22
Focuses on the celebration of the 10th anniversary of EchoStar Communication Corporation's satellite television service Dish Network held in Littleton, Colorado on March 10, 2006. Audience share of Dish in interactive television households in the U.S.; Factors attributed to the distinctive...