After changing the position of a satellite orbital position from being over Mexico to Brazil in 2011, Dish Network sought companies that could make a deal, among them Telefónica.
However, nothing ever came of this, and Dish decided to enter the country itself.
A la carte programming is available, however limited other than Premium channels.
The company is currently working on diversifying its offerings.
Dish Network is an American direct-broadcast satellite service provider.
The company provides satellite television, satellite Internet access, broadband, audio programming, and interactive television services to commercial and residential customers in the United States.
According to the Brazilian Agency of Telecommunications (Anatel), they await the authorization of the application. Its offerings are similar to other satellite and cable companies.
in a bankruptcy auction in New York, agreeing to pay 2 million in cash and assume million in liabilities and other obligations for the nationwide video-rental company.
In 1987, Echo Star applied for a direct broadcast satellite broadcast license with the Federal Communications Commission and was granted access to orbital slot 119° west longitude in 1992.
In 1998 Echo Star purchased the broadcasting assets of a satellite broadcasting joint venture of News Corporation and MCI Worldcom, called ASky B (for American Sky Broadcasting, named after News Corp's BSky B service in Britain); the two companies had nearly merged (which called for Dish Network being renamed Sky) before it was called off due to Charlie Ergen's clashes with News Corp. With this purchase Echo Star obtained 28 of the 32 transponder licenses in the 110° West orbital slot, more than doubling existing continental United States broadcasting capacity at a value of 2.5 million; some of the other assets were picked up by rival Prime Star, which was sold to Direc TV in 1999.
In 2011, it petitioned the FCC to combine the S-Band spectrum it acquired from DBSD and Terrestar, and combine this spectrum with LTE.
Unlike Light Squared, Dish's spectrum has minimal risk of disrupting Global Positioning Systems.