v3.10.0.1
Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Feb. 08, 2019
Jun. 30, 2018
Entity Registrant Name DISH Network CORP    
Entity Central Index Key 0001001082    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2018    
Amendment Flag false    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Public Float     $ 7,400,000,000
Entity Small Business false    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Class A common stock      
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   229,448,957  
Class B common stock      
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   238,435,208