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  Charlie Ergen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles W. "Charlie" Ergen (born May 1, 1953) is the co-founder and CEO of EchoStar Communications Corporation, the parent company of Dish Network.
Born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Ergen's father William Ergen was a nuclear physicist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and his mother Viola Ergen is the retired business manager of the Oak Ridge Children's Museum.
Ergen has a reputation of being a down-to-earth person and a ruthless businessman.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Charles_Ergen   (182 words)

  
 EchoStar plans to invest $1b in Spaceway- The Economic Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
the newspaper quoted charles ergen, echostar's chairman and chief executive, as saying he hoped to put at least $1 billion into expanding spaceway, which is designed to provide high-speed internet connections via satellite.
ergen also said echostar was likely to keep and grow its stake in panamsat, one of the largest communications satellite operators, 81 per cent owned by hughes.
ergen stressed that he thought some of directv's latin american businesses were core operations that would likely not be considered for disposal or potential joint ventures, the wall street journal reported.
economictimes.indiatimes.com /articleshow.asp?art_id=404014516   (444 words)

  
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Ergen owns over 29 million shares of EchoStar Class B stock, which are convertible to Class A common stock on a one-to-one basis.
Ergen's commitment to determine whether EchoStar is financially qualified to hold a domsat license.
Ergen decided to raise the needed financing by "flooding" the market with millions of his shares, the stock's value could quickly change.
www.fcc.gov /ftp/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961943.txt   (1808 words)

  
 Report: EchoStar Accounting Raises Flags in Probe
The situation threatens to weaken Ergen's grip on the company he founded in 1980 and still controls, with 91 percent of the shareholder votes and stock valued at about $7 billion.
Once the audit committee presents its findings to Ergen, KPMG must then decide whether EchoStar is going far enough to address the failings or refuse to sign off on the company's accounts, said three of the people familiar with the matter.
Ergen and Raymond Friedlob, the chairman of EchoStar's audit committee, didn't reply to Bloomberg’s telephone and e-mail requests for interviews.
www.nysscpa.org /home/2005/305/2week/article42.htm   (246 words)

  
 DenverPost.com - BUSINESS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The SEC also has opened an inquiry into Ergen's role in EchoStar's accounting, said two of the people, who declined to be identified, according to Bloomberg.
Ergen owns 51 percent of the company and has a 91 percent voting stake.
Ergen is the world's 55th-richest person, with a net worth of $7.2 billion, according to Forbes.
www.fortmorgantimes.com /Stories/0,1413,36~33~2756297,00.html   (584 words)

  
 Bloomberg.com: U.S.
Forbes magazine ranked Ergen 55th on this year's list of the world's richest people and estimated his personal fortune at $7.2 billion, most of which is EchoStar stock.
Ergen owns about $7 billion of EchoStar stock, including all 238 million Class B shares, which carry 10 votes each, according to EchoStar's 2004 proxy.
The five insiders on EchoStar's board are Ergen; Cantey Ergen; Executive Vice President DeFranco; General Counsel David Moskowitz, 46; and former Chief Operating Officer Michael Dugan, 56, according to the company's 2004 proxy filing with the SEC.
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 DISH Network -- About Us -- Executive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Charles Ergen started EchoStar Communications Corporation in 1980 under the name of EchoSphere, which sold C-band satellite TV dishes to rural homes in Colorado.
Ergen was recently named to the Forbes Magazine Top Ten CEO's list and as the Frost & Sullivan 2001 CEO of the Year for Satellite Industry.
Ergen was instrumental in fighting for consumer rights with the passage of the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act in 1999 which gave American consumers the right to watch local TV channels via satellite.
dishnetwork.com /content/aboutus/company_profile/exec_team/index.shtml   (1303 words)

  
 Dish Network - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
DISH Network was launched in March, 1996, and, along with DirecTV, primarily competes with cable television providers throughout the United States.
EchoStar was formed in 1980 by its Chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen as a distributor of C-band TV systems.
In 1987, EchoStar applied for a DBS license with the Federal Communications Commission and was granted access to geostationary orbital slot 119° west longitude in 1992.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dish_Network   (1833 words)

  
 JS Online: EchoStar Offers $28.8B for Hughes
Ergen said EchoStar had been in talks with GM about buying Hughes as recently as several months ago, but that hopes of a friendly merger fell apart several weeks ago.
While regulators might agree that there is plenty of national pay television service competition, they may take a different stand when examining the impact of the deal from a local perspective, said Blair Levin, a telecommunications and media industry analyst with Legg Mason.
Ergen would control about 30 percent of the combined company, other EchoStar shareholders would control about 4 percent, and GM shareholders would control 66 percent.
www.jsonline.com /bym/news/ap/aug01/ap-echostar-hughes080601.asp?format=print   (731 words)

  
 Bloomberg.com: Top Worldwide
Once the audit committee presents its findings to Ergen, 52, KPMG must then decide whether EchoStar is going far enough to address the failings or refuse to sign off on the company's accounts, said three of the people familiar with the matter.
Ergen and Raymond Friedlob, the chairman of EchoStar's audit committee, didn't reply to telephone and e-mail requests for interviews.
Last year, Ergen was ranked 23rd on Forbes magazine's list of the 400 richest Americans, with a fortune of $7.3 billion.
www.bloomberg.com /apps/news?pid=10000087&refer=top_world_news&sid=awLrooYgYs4w   (1208 words)

  
 SkyFORUM Fall 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Charles F. Dolan is the founder and chairman of Cablevision Systems Corporation, one of the nation’s leading telecommunications and entertainment companies.
Charles “Chuck” Dolan was born on October 16, 1926 in Cleveland.
Ergen was recently named to the Forbes Magazine Top Ten CEO's list and as the Frost and Sullivan 2001 CEO of the Year for Satellite Industry.
www.sbca.com /FallSkyFORUM03/bio.htm   (6422 words)

  
 KPMG Audit Prompts EchoStar Probe - - CFO.com
An internal investigation reportedly found records that showed chairman and chief executive officer Charles Ergen may have been involved in the questionable consulting payments and improper vendor transactions.
Ergen founded the Englewood, Colorado-based company in 1980 and still controls 91 percent of the shareholder votes.
According to Forbes, Ergen is the 23rd richest American, with a net worth of worth of $7.3 billion.
www.cfo.com /article.cfm/3757639?f=ThisWeekInFinance031105   (421 words)

  
 Dish earnings conference call highlights - DBSTalk.Com
DISH Reports 1Q, Ergen Eyes More HD EchoStar CEO Charles Ergen, discussing first quarter results during a conference call Thursday, called the company's performance for the three-month period solid, but also a "non-eventful quarter" for the small dish business.
Ergen also said EchoStar is looking at the launch of local TV services in high-def, but he added that the debut of those offerings is a 2006 event.
Ergen said that initially DISH Network could offer 20 markets with local HD, and maybe as many as 30 local high-def markets.
www.dbstalk.com /showthread.php?t=41623   (420 words)

  
 EchoStar Chief Says Satellite Deal Will Move Forward - SatelliteGuys.US
EchoStar Communications Chairman Charlie Ergen said Thursday he is confident that the planned purchase of Cablevision's lone satellite by EchoStar will go forward despite speculation that Cablevision Chairman Charles Dolan might be trying engineer a scuttling of the sale.
Ergen is strictly a profit-only guy, and a smart and rich man for that approach...
Charles Dolan had nothing to do with the sale, James Dolan did, and the sale agreement is in a SEC report, the only way out is if both E* and Cablevision agree to cancel it.
www.satelliteguys.us /showthread.php?t=27725   (1231 words)

  
 Charles W. Ergen (with Cantey M.)
Charles and Cantey Ergen founded EchoStar Communications in 1980 to sell backyard satellite dishes in rural Colorado.
To hedge their bets, the Ergens contributed $177,000 to Congressional and Senate candidates from both parties during the last election cycle.
Although industry analysts say bidding could exceed $60 billion, Charles is listed as the 16th wealthiest American by the most recent Forbes 400.
www.motherjones.com /news/special_reports/mojo_400/44_ergen.html   (260 words)

  
 Digest: Charter exchange
Satellite TV firm EchoStar Communications said in a regulatory filing Wednesday that chairman and CEO Charles Ergen's base salary totaled $308,846 in 2004, an 8.8% increase compared with 2003.
Ergen also received options for 900,000 EchoStar shares last year, some of which expire at the end of 2009, with the rest expiring mid-year 2014.
Ergen's pay has been "below amounts paid to chief executive officers at other companies of similar size and in comparable industries," the filing said.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/business/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001021110   (297 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: GM Agrees on Sale of Hughes, DirecTV Units to EchoStar
Ergen is to face a tough regulatory review, however, because the deal calls for the combination of the two major players in the satellite TV industry.
To counter regulatory concerns, Ergen has said he would be willing to establish a national pricing scale that would offer rural customers the same prices offered to urban and suburban customers where satellite and cable services are in direct competition.
At least one consumer activist said last night that he could support Ergen's bid to become the nation's only satellite TV provider under certain conditions, including uniform pricing for rural areas.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A3275-2001Oct28?language=printer   (461 words)

  
 EchoStar Willing To Drop CBS In Dispute With Viacom [dish network]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Ergen said Viacom threatened to withhold the Superbowl from EchoStar in the dispute, a move that was restrained by a federal judge hearing an antitrust case brought by EchoStart against Viacom.
Ergen said Echostar also carries 20 other Viacom channels, but is balking at Viacom's demand that it carry the Nickelodeon GAS channel.
Ergen is pushing for Congress to change the law this year to allow satellite providers to carry high-definition digital television broadcasts from distant television stations if the local station hasn't yet made the transition to digital service.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1092470/posts   (1874 words)

  
 The Children's Hospital · TCH News · Children's announces three largest gifts ever to hospital
Ergen has served on the hospital’s board for two years, along with the hospital’s Parent Review Board.
Charles C. Gates, former chair of Gates Rubber Company and the Gates Corporation, joins his daughter Diane Gates Wallach and son John Swaner Gates in their memorial gift.
Charles Gates is honorary co-chair of the Imagine the Miracles campaign.
www.thechildrenshospital.org /publications/tchnews/2003/05/4.cfm   (417 words)

  
 Media Unspun
Ergen's isn't the only name bandied about in a morning of personality-driven business coverage.
Ergen's strength is his effort to keep DirecTV tied up and out of the hands of competitors, most notably arch-rival Rupert Murdoch and News Corp.
In this case, Ergen is horning in on a lawsuit filed by Canal Plus, the cable-TV operation of Vivendi Universal, against NDS, a unit of News Corp., for allegedly counterfeiting the smart cards that let consumers get free satellite TV.
www.imakenews.com /mediaunspun/index000020999.cfm   (1140 words)

  
 ACA Sides with … Ergen? - 1/25/2006 5:05:00 PM - Multichannel News - CA6301880
In the statement, ACA president Matt Polka cited EchoStar CEO Charles Ergen’s testimony before a Senate committee hearing on indecency last week.
Ergen complained about retransmission consent, which the ACA and EchoStar both claim has allowed media giants to use carriage of their TV stations as leverage to gain distribution for cable networks.
Ergen, and we welcome EchoStar and other businesses, associations and consumer groups that are joining together to encourage Congress to address the harms created by retransmission consent,” Polka said.
www.multichannel.com /article/CA6301880.html   (382 words)

  
 Business: EchoStar's bid for Hughes faces regulatory fight
EchoStar's top executive, Charles Ergen, acknowledged Monday that the company's unsolicited bid is sure to generate intense scrutiny by federal antitrust regulators.
But a merger of the nation's two largest satellite television providers would likely be approved -- if the government considers cable television operators as competitors of the combined company, he said.
Ergen may have pulled the trigger on his bid Sunday to put a wrench in any plan by the GM board to approve the News Corp. transaction at today's regularly scheduled meeting.
www.sptimes.com /News/080701/news_pf/Business/EchoStar_s_bid_for_Hu.shtml   (818 words)

  
 The Progress & Freedom Foundation - News
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Charles Ergen, the founder, chairman and CEO of EchoStar Communications Corporation, will speak and answer questions from a panel of financial and policy analysts on Thursday, March 4, at a lunch sponsored by The Progress and Freedom Foundation.
Serving over 9 million satellite TV consumers through the DISH Network, Ergen and EchoStar are seen as key innovators in today's dynamic communications marketplace.
Ergen, who oversees one of the last major freestanding media companies, will speak as part of the Foundation's new series of "CEO Lunches." The event will run from Noon until 2 pm in the Rotunda Room of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, in Washington.
www.pff.org /news/news/2004/021904ergenevent.html   (342 words)

  
 Boston.com / Business / EchoStar threatens to drop CBS in dispute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
EchoStar and Viacom are in a dispute over what rate EchoStar must pay for CBS and what Viacom cable networks it must carry.
Ergen said Viacom threatened to withhold the Superbowl from EchoStar in the dispute, a move that was restrained by a federal judge hearing an antitrust case brought by EchoStar against Viacom.
Ergen said EchoStar carries 20 other Viacom channels, but is balking at Viacom's demand that it carry the Nickelodeon GAS channel.
www.boston.com /business/articles/2004/03/04/echostar_threatens_to_drop_cbs_in_dispute   (242 words)

  
 mediageek » mediageek radioshow headlines: Indecency at the Senate; Google Won’t Pay Telcos; Stern Back on ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
CEO Charles Ergen announced the new tier during his testimony.
Ergen said the difficulties of striking deals with the networks were part of the roadblock for establishing family-tiers.
In an interview held after the Senate Decency Hearing, Dish Network CEO Charles Ergen told the National Journal that, “The Internet is a la carte,” implying that competition from internet video providers would push cable and satellite to move in that direction.
www.mediageek.net /?p=1326   (1276 words)

  
 The Progress & Freedom Foundation - News
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Charles Ergen, the founder, chairman and CEO of EchoStar Communications Corporation, will speak on Thursday, March 4, at a lunch sponsored by The Progress and Freedom Foundation.
Joining Ergen to discuss EchoStar, the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act and recent developments in the dynamic multi-channel video marketplace will be Blair Levin of Legg Mason Equity Research, Rudy Baca of the Precursor Group and Paul Gallant of Schwab's Washington Research Group.
Ergen, who oversees one of the last major freestanding media companies, is featured as part of the Foundation's series of "CEO Lunches." The event begins at Noon in the Rotunda Room of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, in Washington.
www.pff.org /news/news/2004/030104ergenevent.html   (337 words)

  
  TOP INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES TO PARTICIPATE IN SBCA'S FALL 2003 SKYFORUM IN NEW YORK
Dolan, Ergen, Hartenstein, and Olmstead Slated For Mix of Presentations and Interviews
Later in the morning, Ergen, chairman and CEO of EchoStar Communications Corporation, will give an executive presentation scheduled to run from 9:55-10:40 am.
Ergen founded the Littleton, Colo.-based company in 1980 as a C-band retailer, and today EchoStar’s DISH Network provides satellite television entertainment services to 9 million subscribers.
www.sbca.com /press/091803.htm   (640 words)

  
 EchoStar Will Go To MPEG-4 In '05 - 11/22/2004 - TWICE - CA482177   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Ergen said his company had planned to begin transitioning customers to MPEG-4 in 2004, in order to carry more channels on the satellite TV service.
He added the start date was pushed back, in order to handle the massive upgrading effort.
Ergen said the process will be handled in phases, with DISH Network HDTV customers expected to be in the first wave of equipment upgrades.
www.twice.com /article/CA482177.html?display=News   (345 words)

  
 Berkeley Daily Planet
Charles Ergen, chairman and chief executive officer of EchoStar, told reporters and analysts Oct. 29 that the deal would create “a true competitor to cable.”
Ergen also said the new company would be able to reduce costs by sharing satellite spectrum, bargaining for lower programming costs and having one standard for set-top boxes.
Ergen said consumers would benefit from the company’s ability to increase the number of markets served with local channels via satellite and more high-definition TV offerings.
www.berkeleydaily.org /article.cfm?archiveDate=10-30-01&storyID=7923   (1198 words)

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