v3.19.1
Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
May 14, 2019
Document and Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name DISH DBS CORP  
Entity Central Index Key 0001042642  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2019  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   1,015
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1