DISH Network CEO behind Hopper and Sling TV retires

Joseph P. Clayton

Joseph P. Clayton

DISH Network president and CEO Joseph P. Clayton will retire from his position effective March 31, 2015.

Clayton, a 42-year veteran of the consumer electronics industry, has been credited with engineering and overseeing a crucial period for the corporation, during which it has launched successful, ground-breaking next-gen services Hopper, dishNet and Sling TV.

DISH Co-founder and Chairman Charles W. Ergen, who has previously served as DISH’s President and CEO, will succeed Clayton in those roles.

“Over the last four years, Joe’s leadership has been instrumental to DISH as we have worked to engineer a fundamental transformation of our business,” comments Ergen. “He has set the stage for what will become a new company, and with that he has prepared a new class of management to address the adventures coming our way.”

Rob Pinniger, Associate Director, Content Security, Virgin Media, will be asking if the advantages of shared-copy cloud DVR implementation are worth the risks at this year’s TV Connect (28 – 30 April 2015 ExCel, London)


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