10 Facts About DISH Network (2020) | By the Numbers

facts about DISH Network

Here are a few of the most interesting facts about DISH Network I was able to dig up. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these DISH stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%

Facts about DISH Network

  • DISH Website: dish.com
  • DISH Launch Year: 1981 (as EchoStar) and 1996 (as Dish Network)
  • DISH Founders: Jim DeFranco, Charlie Ergen, Cantey Ergen
  • DISH Headquarters: Englewood, CO
  • DISH CEO: Erik Carlson
  • Key DISH Subsidiaries: Blockbuster, Sling, Boost Mobile

DISH Network Statistics

Number of DISH Network subscribers:

13 million subscribers

Last updated 10/29/18

Number of national HD channels included on DISH Network:

more than 200

Last updated 2/22/17

Year Sling TV launched:


Number of Sling TV subscribers:

2.59 million subscribers

Last updated 1/1/20

Number of channels available on Sling TV:

over 100 channels

Last updated 3/2/17

Number of on-demand titles available on Sling TV:

over 30,000 titles

Last updated 3/2/17

Amount of content available on the Sling TV free Tier:

1,515 free movies

3,700 TV shows

3,000 hours of content total

Last updated 3/18/20

Number of DISH employees:

17,000 employees

Last updated 10/29/18

DISH 2016 Revenue:

$15.09 billion

DISH 2015 Revenue:

$15.07 billion

Reported amount DISH paid for Boost Mobile:

$1.4 billion

Number of Boost Mobile subscribers:

9 million subscribers

Last updated 7/1/20

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