v3.5.0.2
Document and Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Nov. 02, 2016
Entity Registrant Name DISH Network CORP  
Entity Central Index Key 0001001082  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2016  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Class A common stock    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   226,599,862
Class B common stock    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   238,435,208