Charlie Ergen

For 2012, the website 24/7 Wall St. determined that the worst company to work for in America was the Dish Network, the Englewood (Colo.)-based company that provides satellite TV to more than 14 million subscribers. To pick its winner, the site began by sifting entries on, an online service where people gossip about their jobs. It was hardly the most scientific of methods. Still, the volume of miserable tales about Dish is impressive; 346 former or current employees had taken the time to write not-so-nice things about the company.

Dish Network's chairman this week announced a ten-year plan to turn the service into a "one-stop shop" for Internet, voice and video services, both at home and in mobile applications.

The Consumer Electronics Association this week announced this year's induction class for the CE Hall of Fame. The class includes founders Byung-Chull Lee of Samsung, In Hwoi Koo of LG, Bjorn Dybdahl of Bjorn's, Charlie Ergen of Echostar and Dish Network and Fansy and Henry Harold Gregg of hhgregg.

No. 2 satellite TV operator Dish Network Corp. is focusing on a Web-based platform that could theoretically compete with its current multivideo program distribution (MVPD) business model.The move underscores the maverick approach of founder and chairman Charlie Ergen.

Backed by a brand synonymous with movie rentals, Dish Network Corp. CEO Joe Clayton said the satellite TV owner of Blockbuster is considering bowing a subscription video-on-demand, or VOD, streaming service. In an Aug. 2 interview with the Los Angeles Times Clayton, who assumed the CEO title from Dish founder and chairman Charlie Ergen in May, reiterated previous comments

Dish Network May 16 said it named Joseph Clayton president, CEO and member of the satellite TV operator’s board of directors, effective June 20. Charlie Ergen will remain chairman

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