CBS Corporation Blacks Out DISH Subscribers

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November 21, 2017 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tonight DISH reported that CBS Corporation chose to black out DISH customers’ access to 28 local channels in 18 markets across 26 states (view full list here). CBS is blocking consumers in an effort to raise carriage rates for...Learn More

DISH Goes All in on Voice Control; New Voice Remote Ships with All Hopper DVRs

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November 14, 2017 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DISH today released a new voice remote that ships with all Hopper DVRs. Upgraded with motion-activated backlighting and two customizable buttons, the remote interprets natural language to control navigation, search and content selection on compatible set-top boxes. New DISH...Learn More

DISH Expands Amazon Alexa Voice Control Support to Hopper ‘Joey’ Clients for Whole-Home, Hands-Free TV

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October 25, 2017 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DISH today unveiled Hands-Free TV™ for the entire home by extending its support of Amazon Alexa voice control to all Joey clients. Now, DISH customers can ask Alexa to control all TVs in the Hopper whole-home ecosystem by pairing each...Learn More

Amazon Dish Partnership Rumors Persist

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A long rumored potential Amazon Dish partnership is gaining more attention, thanks to a Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones report. The two companies share disruptive pedigrees and both have eccentric chief executives, and may have assets that the other could leverage. Dish has a boatload of...Learn More

DISH and Amazon Deliver Alexa Voice Control on Hopper DVR

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January 03, 2017 — LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DISH customers can soon watch hands-free, voice-controlled TV by pairing a Hopper DVR with the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, both Alexa devices. DISH is the first TV provider to announce direct compatibility with Amazon Alexa. “We constantly evaluate...Learn More

Video Cord Cutting Data: TelcoTV Losses Contribute to Record Declines for Pay-TV

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Market research highlighting cord cutting data from SNL Kagan reveals the number of subscribers to cable, direct broadcast satellite (DBS) and telco multichannel video services (telcoTV) dropped by 430,000 in 3Q’16. Results are a bit worse than they were for the same period one year...Learn More

Skinny Bundle Research Quantifies Upside, Downside for Pay-TV Providers

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Pay-TV providers contemplating the prospect of offering “skinny bundles” of fewer TV channels face a difficult balancing act, according to skinny bundle research from Altman Vilandrie & Co. So-called ¨skinny bundles¨ composed of channels selected specifically to meet the viewing preferences of specific subscriber groups...Learn More

DISH to Carry Rio Olympics in 4K UHD

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., July 28, 2016 – DISH Network L.L.C. in agreement with NBCUniversal today announced multiple features that will help viewers get the most out of NBCUniversal’s multi-platform coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, including the upcoming availability...Learn More

DISH Debuts New Voice Remote to Customers Nationwide

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July 14, 2016 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DISH today launched its Voice Remote, featuring voice recognition, a clickable touchpad and backlighting. This remote controls navigation, search and content selection on Hopper 3 and 4K Joey set-top boxes. “Voice Remote is simple to use, affordable and, most...Learn More

Sling TV Launches Sling Blue Multiple Stream, Sling Orange Single Stream Services

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Sling TV announced the launch of new single- and multiple stream services. Priced at $25 per month, the Sling Blue multi-stream service features content from NBC, USA, Bravo, Syfy, BBC America, BBC World news and others. BBC America and BBC World News also number among...Learn More

FCC Changes Direction on 5G License Areas

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The FCC on Friday released additional details on proposed plans to open up an unprecedented amount of spectrum for 5G wireless networks.  The commission expects to vote next month on the plans, which are quite similar to what was proposed late last year, except with...Learn More

DISH Media Sales Scales Its ONPOINT Programmatic TV Platform with BidSwitch

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– TodayDISH Media Sales and BidSwitch announced an agreement to integrate DISH’s ONPOINT Programmatic TV Platform into BidSwitch’s real-time partner ecosystem. The integration will mark BidSwitch’s first entry into offering TV inventory, introducing the big screen to the platform’s more than 150 demand...Learn More

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