Amazon Dish Partnership Rumors Persist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dish, Other Licensees Hope to Use MVDDS Spectrum for 5G

A group of license holders including Dish Network hopes to persuade the FCC to allow the use of MVDDS spectrum for 5G wireless service, including two-way mobile broadband service. The spectrum, in the 12.2-12.7 GHz multichannel video and data distribution service (MVDDS) band, has been...Learn More

DISH Makes Wireless Spectrum Moves

June 01, 2016  — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) filed a letter with the FCC electing to use 20 MHz of AWS-4 uplink spectrum (2000-2020 MHz) for downlink operations, resulting in all 40 MHz of DISH’s AWS-4 spectrum being designated for downlink...Learn More

DISH’s Pocket-Sized HopperGO Lets Customers Take DVR on the Road

May 26, 2016  — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DISH’s HopperGOTM, a revolutionary new personal mobile video drive, today debuted to customers nationwide for $99. The 64 GB, rechargeable battery-powered device gives customers the ability to securely transfer up to 100 hours of recorded TV shows and movies...Learn More

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