Satellite television operator EchoStar now has more than 11 million subscribers, making it the third largest Pay-TV provider in the US.

The Dish Network now has more subscribers than Time Warner Cable, adding 7.6 million net new customers in the last five years.

“We are pleased that one out of every 10 US households now subscribes to Dish Network, an achievement that took just over eight years,” said Charles Ergen, chairman and chief executive officer of EchoStar.

In competition with the cable providers, the satellite television operator is planning to launch a multi-room digital video recorder that records in high definition, together with a DVR that will offer a form of video on demand.

The company recently picked up the assets of Cablevision’s Voom high-definition service.