The EchoStar Communications Corporation Split

At the end of 2007, EchoStar officially split into two companies. Part 1 is EchoStar Communications Corporation which takes on the name DISH Network Corporation. Part 2 is Echostar Holding Company which took on the name EchoStar Corporation after the split was complete. Those who had ownership of ECC stock (traded on Nasdaq under the symbol DISH) received a proportional share of EHC stock (which is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SATS).

DISH Network Corporation
DISH Network Corporation will continue to operate the DishNetwork DBS satellite service to individual residential and business customers across the US.
    FCC Licenses Operated by DNC:
  • License to provide DBS service from 110 (29 transponders; E8, E10 and future E11)
  • License to provide DBS service from 119 (21 transponders; E7)
  • License to provide DBS service from 148 (32 transponders; E1 and E2)
  • Blanket earth station authority to operate with the Anik F3 satellite (operated by Telesat Canada, a Canadian entity, at 118)
  • Blanket earth station authority to operate with the EchoStar V satellite (operated by Ciel Satellite Communications, a Canadian entity, at 129)

    Satellites
  • EchoStar I @ 148
  • EchoStar II @ 148
  • EchoStar V @ 129
  • EchoStar VII @ 119
  • EchoStar X @ 110
  • EchoStar XI @ 110 (Mid 2008)
  • EchoStar XIV (Late 2009)
  • Anik F3 @ 118.7 (Leased)
  • Ciel 2 @ 129 (Leased - Late 2008)
DISH Network Properties (not including properties leased from EchoStar)
  • Atlanta, Georgia - EchoStar Data Networks engineering offices (ETC 50,000 sq ft Leased)

  • Orange, New Jersey - Regional digital broadcast operations center (8,800 sq ft Owned)

  • Spartanburg, South Carolina - Service center (316,000 sq ft Leased)

  • El Paso, Texas - Customer call center, warehouse and service center (171,000 sq ft Owned)
  • McKeesport, Pennsylvania - Customer call center (106,000 sq ft Leased)
  • Christiansburg, Virginia - Customer call center (103,000 sq ft Owned)
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma - Customer call center and general offices (79,000 sq ft Leased)
  • Pine Brook, New Jersey - Customer call center and general offices (67,000 sq ft Leased)
  • Alvin, Texas - Customer call center (60,000 sq ft Leased)
  • Thornton, Colorado - Customer call center (55,000 sq ft Owned)
  • Harlingen, Texas - Customer call center (54,000 sq ft Owned)
  • Bluefield, West Virginia - Customer call center (50,000 sq ft Owned)
  • Hilliard, Ohio - Customer call center (31,000 sq ft Leased)

  • Atlanta, Georgia - Warehouse, distribution and service center (250,000 sq ft Leased)
  • Denver, Colorado - Warehouse and distribution center (209,000 sq ft Leased)
  • Sacramento, California - Warehouse and distribution center (82,000 sq ft Owned)
  • Denver, Colorado - Warehouse center (44,000 sq ft Owned)

EchoStar Corporation
EchoStar Corporation will operate FSS satellites transferred upon the split as well as those leased from other satellite companies. ECC will also operate the set top box business and hopes to expand into markets such as cable and digital TV tuners. ECC will continue to operate the SlingBox operations purchased in 2007.
    FCC Licenses Operated by ECC:
  • Authority to operate 30 DBS channels at 61.5 (E3 and E12, plus future AMC-14)
  • Authority to operate 2 unassigned DBS channels at 61.5 (E12 or future AMC-14)
  • Authority to operate a DBS satellite at 86.5
  • Authority to operate FSS satellites at 97 (Ka) and 113 (Ka)
  • Authority to operate FSS satellite at 121 (E9, Ku and Ka)
  • Blanket authority to serve the United States from E4, a satellite licensed by Mexico to QuetzSat, S De R.L. De C.V. and located at 77
  • Authority for uplink assets, including earth station licenses and certain associated ground station licenses
  • Licenses for wireless and broadband assets, including 1.4 GHz wireless radio licenses held by Port L.L.C.

    Satellites
  • EchoStar III @ 61.5 (Leased to DISH)
  • EchoStar IV @ 77
  • EchoStar VI @ 110 (Leased to DISH)
  • EchoStar VIII @ 110 (Leased to DISH)
  • EchoStar IX @ 121 (Leased to DISH)
  • EchoStar XII @ 61.5 (Leased to DISH)
  • AMC-15 @ 105 (Leased - Sub-Leased to DISH)
  • AMC-16 @ 85 (Leased)
  • CMBStar (2008)
  • AMC-14 @ 61.5 (2008)
EchoStar Corporation Properties (Including property leased to DISH Network)
  • Englewood, Colorado - Corporate headquarters
    (All 476,000 sq ft Owned)
  • Englewood, Colorado - EchoStar Technologies Corporation engineering offices and service center
    (ETC 144,000 sq ft Owned)
  • Englewood, Colorado - EchoStar Technologies Corporation engineering offices
    (ETC 124,000 sq ft Owned)

  • Cheyenne, Wyoming - Digital broadcast operations center, (143,000 sq ft Owned)
  • Gilbert, Arizona - Digital broadcast operations center, (124,000 sq ft Owned)

  • Monee, Illinois - Regional digital broadcast operations center, (45,000 sq ft Owned)
  • New Braunsfels, Texas - Regional digital broadcast operations center (35,000 sq ft Owned)
  • Quicksberg, Virginia - Regional digital broadcast operations center (35,000 sq ft Owned)
  • Spokane, Washington - Regional digital broadcast operations center (35,000 sq ft Owned)

  • Littleton, Colorado - Customer call center and data center (202,000 sq ft Owned)

  • Almelo, The Netherlands - Engineering offices and warehouse (55,000 sq ft Owned)
  • Steeton, England - Engineering offices (43,000 sq ft Owned)
Corporate Hiearchy (pre split)
  • DISH Network Corporation (DISH - Publicly owned)
    • EchoStar Orbital Corporation (EOC)
      • EchoStar Orbital Corporation II L.L.C (EOC II)
      • EchoStar DBS Corporation (EDBS)
        • EchoStar Satellite L.L.C (ESLLC)
          • EchoStar Satellite Operating Corporation L.L.C (SATCO)
        • Echosphere L.L.C (Echosphere)
        • EchoStar Technologies Corporation (ETC)
        • DISH Network Service L.L.C (DNSLLC)

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