DISH Acquires EchoStar Broadcast Satellite Service

In a May 20th company press release, it was announced that DISH Network will acquire “certain EchoStar operations and other assets that comprise the company’s Broadcast Satellite Service (BSS) Business…”, in a transaction valued at approximately $800 million.  Dish Network Corporation is a U.S. television provider and is the owner of the direct-broadcast satellite provider Dish and the over-the-top IPTV service Sling TV.