EchoStar Corp is a holding company that was organized in October 2007 as a corporation under the laws of the State of Nevada. It is a provider of satellite operations, video delivery solutions, digital set-top boxes, and broadband satellite technologies and services for home and office, delivering network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments. The Company operates in three segments Hughes - which provides satellite broadband internet access to North American consumers and broadband network services and equipment to domestic and international enterprise markets. The Hughes segment also provides managed services to large enterprises and solutions to customers for mobile satellite systems. The Hughes segment delivers satellite broadband internet service to North American consumers. It also provides satellite, network products and services and managed network services and equipment to enterprises and broadband service providers. In its consumer market, it competes against traditional telecommunications and wireless carriers, other satellite internet providers, as well as digital subscriber line (DSL) and cable internet service providers offering competitive services in many communities it seeks to serve; EchoStar Technologies (ETC) - which designs, develops and distributes secure end-to-end video technology solutions including digital set-top boxes and related products and technology, for satellite TV service providers and telecommunication companies. The EchoStar Technologies segment also provides digital broadcast operations, including satellite uplinking/downlinking, transmission services, signal processing, conditional access management, and other services, to DISH Network Corporation and its subsidiaries (DISH Network) and Dish Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. (Dish Mexico). In addition, it provides its TV Anywhere technology through Slingbox units directly to consumers via retail outlets and online, as well as to the pay-TV operator market. Beginning in 2015, this segment also includes Move Networks, its over-the-top (OTT), Streaming Video on Demand (SVOD) platform business, which includes assets acquired from Sling TV Holding L.L.C. (Sling TV Holding), and provides support services to DISH Network's Sling TV operations. The segments competitors are Arris Group, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., and Technicolor S.A.; and EchoStar Satellite Services (ESS) - which uses certain of its owned and leased in-orbit satellites and related licenses to provide satellite services on a full-time and occasional-use basis to DISH Network, Dish Mexico, United States (U.S.) government service providers, internet service providers, broadcast news organizations, programmers, and private enterprise customers. In the fixed satellite services market, the EchoStar Satellite Services segment competes against well-established satellite service companies, such as Intelsat S.A., SES S.A., Telesat, and Eutelsat Communications S.A. The Company's operations also include real estate and other activities.
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