Verizon Takes on ESPN, Old School Programming Rules with New FiOS TV Programming

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Verizon is taking somewhat of a bold step with their FiOS TV channel-line up, FiOS Custom TV. They are giving customers more choice in selecting programming, by offering a “skinny” bundle and add-on programming packages. It looks somewhat similar to the approach being taken by...Learn More

DISH Expands ‘Smart Home Services’ to Amazon Customers Nationwide

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March 30, 2015 —  ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, DISH expanded the availability of its Smart Home Services home entertainment installation to Amazon customers nationwide, coinciding with the launch of Amazon’s Home Services marketplace. The platform, which rolled out this morning, provides Amazon customers the ability to...Learn More

$10 Million Frontier Rural Revitalization Contest Draws 250 Applicants

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More than 250 communities already have registered to participate in “America’s Best Communities,” a rural revitalization competition sponsored by Frontier Communications, Dish Network and CoBank – and other communities now have until March 25 to apply. The program, announced in September, will award a total...Learn More

Rapidly Changing OTT Video Keeps Traditional Service Providers Interested

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Several recent developments in OTT video highlight the quickly changing nature of the TV business. These developments include more content for Sling TV, new news on the upcoming HBO OTT channel, and a new approach by NBCUniversal for OTT content. These and other developments have...Learn More

Dish Sling TV/ EPIX Deal Brings New Movies to Sling OTT Offering

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Two somewhat maverick enterprises are combining forces to address the over-the-top and TV Everywhere opportunity. The companies are Dish Network, which announced its “Best of Live TV” OTT offering for its Sling TV platform at the beginning of this year, and EPIX, a joint venture...Learn More

Country Singer Joins Frontier Small Town Initiative

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January 07, 2015 — NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Multi GRAMMY® Award Winner Vince Gill, Frontier Communications, DISH Network and CoBank will announce a new partnership as part of the significant investment to revitalize small towns and cities across America next Thursday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. (CST)...Learn More

DISH OTT Offer, Sling TV, Uses Sports for Cord Cutter Bait

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The OTT video landscape changed significantly this week when DISH finally unveiled their long talked about OTT offer, Sling TV. The OTT offer is targeting cord cutters and cord neverers with a new video product that is helping shape a rapidly changing video business marketplace....Learn More

LRG Finds Record-Breaking Pay-TV Subscriber Losses

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The largest pay-TV service providers in the U.S. lost some 150,000 video subscribers on a net basis in 3Q 2014 – the most of any previous 3Q, according to new market data from the Leichtman Research Group (LRG). The 3Q loss is greater than that...Learn More

CoBank Joins Frontier and Dish on Rural Revitalization Contest

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November 10, 2014 –STAMFORD, CT AND ENGLEWOOD, CO AND DENVER, CO, Nov 10, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Frontier Communications and DISH Network today welcomed CoBank as a new sponsor of their America’s Best Communities contest, an innovative $10 million prize competition to stimulate growth...Learn More

DISH and Frontier Communications Extend Agreement to Deliver Bundled Technology Solutions

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. & STAMFORD, Conn.–(Business Wire)–DISH (NASDAQ: DISH) and Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) have agreed to a multi-year contract renewal that provides Frontier customers with bundled technology solutions. The agreement builds upon the longstanding relationship between the companies to offer Frontier customers the ability...Learn More

J.D. Power Finds Improved Phone, TV, Internet Customer Satisfaction

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Performance, reliability and connection speed problems declined from last year as TV and Internet service providers (ISPs) continue to upgrade networks, according to three U.S. wireline studies released September 25 by J.D. Power. Surveying residential customers’ experiences with TV, Internet and phone services across four...Learn More

Frontier/Dish to Award $10 Million to “America’s Best Communities”

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A $10 million prize competition from Frontier Communications and Dish Network, announced today, aims to “stimulate growth and revitalization” in towns in Frontier’s serving area. “This contest is designed to challenge a community’s brightest and most innovative thinkers to develop meaningful strategies and plans that...Learn More