Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen made headlines when he answered a slew of questions on the company's earnings call. He said consolidation in both the cable and satellite TV industry makes a lot of sense and noted that the idea of Dish buying T-Mobile is still on the table.
His comments, along with better-than-expected quarterly results, pushed the stock 6 percent higher before the closing bell.
"I don't ever rule out anything. I think acquiring a company, selling our company, merging, partnering—those are all on the table," he said.