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Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2017
Apr. 21, 2017
Entity Registrant Name DISH Network CORP  
Entity Central Index Key 0001001082  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2017  
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 2017  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Class A common stock    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   227,473,612
Class B common stock    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   238,435,208