Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH) Q3 2016 Earnings Conference Call - Preliminary Transcript

Nov 09, 2016 • 12:00 pm ET


Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH) Q3 2016 Earnings Conference Call - Preliminary Transcript


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Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the DISH Network Corporation Q3 2016 Earnings Conference Call. During the presentation, all participants will be in a listen-only mode. Afterwards, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this call is being recorded Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

I would now like to turn the call over to Stanton Dodge. Please go ahead, sir.

R. Stanton Dodge

Thanks, Jose, and thank you all for joining us. I'm Stan Dodge, General Counsel at DISH Network. And Jason is actually out today. I'm joined today by Charlie Ergen, our Chairman and CEO; Erik Carlson, our President and COO; Tom Cullen, EVP of Corporate Development; Roger Lynch, CEO Sling TV; Bernie Han, EVP; Steve Swain, our CFO; and Paul Orban, our Chief Accounting Officer.

Before we open it up for Q&A, we need to do our Safe Harbor disclosures. We ask that media representatives not identify participants or their firms in your report. We also do not allow audio-taping and ask that you respect that.

All statements we make during this call that are not statements of historical fact constitute forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results to be materially different from historical results and from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.For a list of those factors, please refer to the front of our 10-Q. All cautionary statements that we make during this call should be understood as being applicable to any forward-looking statements that we make wherever they appear.

You should carefully consider the risks described in our reports and should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements which we assume no responsibility for updating. As part of the process for the broadcast incentive auction, we filed an application to potentially participate as a bidder for those spectrum assets. Because of the FCC's anti-collusion rules, we're not able to discuss what, if any, spectrum resources we may intend to bid on, and we will not be answering any questions about the incentive auction during today's call.

Operator, we will now open the call up first for analyst Q&A and then media Q&A.