Document and Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Aug. 12, 2019
Document and Entity Information    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2019  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 333-31929  
Entity Registrant Name DISH DBS Corporation  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code CO  
Entity Tax Identification Number 84-1328967  
Entity Address, Address Line One 9601 South Meridian Boulevard  
Entity Address, City or Town Englewood,  
Entity Address, State or Province CO  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 80112  
City Area Code 303  
Local Phone Number 723-1000  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   1,015
Entity Central Index Key 0001042642  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false