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Echostar might spin off back-end to separate company

Ben Drawbaugh
09.26.07
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Echostar wants to spin off their infrastructure and technology department into it's own company and leave the Dish Network as it is. They are hoping that this division will enable those departments to market their services and STBs to other companies. What makes this more interesting is the recent acquisition of Sling Media which we assume would be part of the new company. We're not sure if Dish's STBs are so good that other companies would want to use them, but we could see how Sling might fit in as well as other companies wanting to use Dish's satellites.