Document and Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Oct. 31, 2019
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2019  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 0-26176  
Entity Registrant Name DISH Network Corporation  
Entity Tax Identification Number 88-0336997  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code NV  
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  
Title of 12(b) Security Class A common stock, $0.01 par value  
Trading Symbol DISH  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company true  
Entity Central Index Key 0001001082  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Amendment Flag false  
Class A common stock    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   254,623,280
Class B common stock    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   238,435,208