DISH Network Corporation is a publicly-traded American pay-TV provider headquartered in the Meridian Technology Center in Englewood, Colorado. Since its founding in 1980 by Charlie Ergen and two partners, DISH has grown to become one of the leading providers of satellite television devices and services throughout the United States. As required by law, DISH operates all devices through a single satellite located at 119 West Longitude. Initially launched as a small direct broadcast system specializing in rural areas without access to cable TV, DISH quickly expanded throughout the 2000s under Ergen's leadership; this expansion culminated in 2008 with the acquisition of competitor EchoStar and its subsidiary DirectTV for $25 billion. Currently, DISH offers services such as high definition programming packages, DVRs compatible with multiple receivers, international packages that provide access to over 200 foreign language channels, and other premium content delivered via satellite to viewers across the country.
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