Worst Company In America Round One: DirecTV Vs. Dish Network

Today’s second first-round match in the WCIA ring pits the country’s two biggest satellite TV providers in a duel of the dishes.

Dish Network may be the smaller of the two brawlers, but has taken on some pretty tough customers in pre-WCIA slap fights, going toe-to-toe with both Disney and Fox in very public disputes over carriage fees. But Dish hasn’t forgotten the importance of the little guy, like this Colorado customer who claims that a Dish staffer did $20,000 worth of damage.

But Dish will have an uphill battle against its main rival, in and out of the ring. DirecTV’s warm-up bouts in the months leading up to the WCIA tournament included a battle royale with the attorneys general of all 50 states and D.C., and only coming out of the pile with a $14 million bruise.

This poll is now closed. Congratulations to DirecTV!


This is a post in our Worst Company In America 2011 series. The companies competing for this honor were chosen by you, the readers. Keep track of all the goings on HERE.

See and print the entire WCIA 2011 bracket, here.