Dish re-loads after feeling competitive heat

Dish Network CEO Charles Ergen, who also controls EchoStar Communications, the firm from which Dish was spun-off, has taken a more active interest in Dish's telecom strategy. He says the company missed the boat last year by not keeping up with high-definition programming launches that other TV service providers were pursuing.

Dish Network this week posted a fairly small new customer gain of 35,000 for the first quarter, and the company said it had been affected by competition from telcos and other service providers. Dish can benefit from being AT&T's only satellite re-sale partner going forward, but it is clear the company also needs a more aggressive strategic push.

For more:
- read this Associated Press story at Yahoo! Finance

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