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Earlier this week, EchoStar Communications filed a document with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in regards to changing the company's name to Dish Network Corp.

The nation's second-largest DBS provider, behind DirecTV, will brand its satellite video service Dish Network Corp. while rolling the remaining assets - which include broadcast satellite receivers, antennas and commercial satellite lines of businesses - into a subsidiary that will be called EchoStar Holding Company. Once the spin-off is completed, EchoStar Holding will be called EchoStar.

AT&T is rumored to be a suitor for EchoStar's video business. AT&T currently has reseller agreements with both EchoStar and DirecTV that are slated to end soon. AT&T has said it will choose between the two on a reseller agreement before the year is out.

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