The Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association (SBCA) recently presented its Arthur C. Clarke Award to DISH’s President and CEO, Joe Clayton. The Clarke Award, named after the famed scientist and author, is awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to technology and/or new applications in the satellite industry.
Throughout his career, Mr. Clayton has been instrumental in advancing innovative, consumer-friendly products and service. He was crucial in the development and marketing of DISH’s Hopper® Whole-Home HD DVR, the most awarded DVR with cutting-edge features that include AutoHopTM, PrimeTime Anytime® and on-the-go viewing with the DISH Anywhere app.
Mr. Clayton hasn’t solely transformed these industries during his time at DISH. He previously served as CEO and Chairman of SiriusXM Radio and as a senior executive at RCA (Thomson).
He accepted the award at a recent SBCA event that celebrated the 20th anniversary of RCA’s first compact home satellite-TV programming system. Prior to 2014, the award had not been bestowed since 1999, with prestigious recipients including DISH and EchoStar’s co-founder, Charlie Ergen.