DISH Alliance Group Will Focus on ISP Co-Marketing, Allowing ISPs to Add Video to Broadband

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DISH Network Corp. today introduced the DISH Alliance Group, a business unit dedicated to supporting internet service providers (ISPs) interested in marketing their broadband services through DISH’s call centers. Additionally, the group will provide ISPs access to DISH’s residential and commercial video offerings, including the...Learn More

DISH Successfully Trials ATSC 3.0

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DISH today said it successfully trialed the transmission and reception of the new broadcast ATSC 3.0 standard as part of the Spectrum Consortium, LLC’s “Next Gen” deployment project in Dallas, Tex. The DISH ATSC 3.0 trials used DISH’s 700 MHz E Block spectrum (formerly broadcast TV...Learn More

IoT Momentum for Cable is Evident as Comcast Signs 5 to its MachineQ IoT Platform

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In a sign of the growing business for cable MSOs in the IoT segment, five companies have agreed to use the MachineQ offering, which is a business unit of Comcast. The companies will use MachineQ for asset tracking (Adveez), geo-location (CareBand), water infrastructure management (Neptune),...Learn More

DISH Names New CEO, Group Presidents, CHRO; Announces Organizational Framework

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — DISH Network Corp. today announced that Chairman Charlie Ergen has relinquished his post as Chief Executive Officer to devote more attention to the company’s emerging wireless business. The company promoted Erik Carlson to President and CEO from his...Learn More

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 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

DISH Introduces Whole-Home 4K Netflix Experience

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Englewood, Colorado — September 29, 2017 — DISH is now the first major U.S. pay-TV provider to offer a whole-home 4K Netflix experience. After offering Netflix Ultra HD titles on its Hopper 3 DVR since April 2016, the company added the app to its 4K Joey...Learn More

Report: Destination Television Boosts Pay-TV Viewing, Despite OTT Gains

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New research from J.D. Power provides evidence that pay-TV subscribers’ behavior is growing in complexity. The bottom line is that there is good news for everybody and that viewership share likely is not a zero-sum game. Key to traditional pay-TV popularity is what researchers called...Learn More

DISH Debuts Hands-Free TV on Hopper DVR with Amazon Alexa

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Englewood, Colorado —  May 22, 2017 –DISH is changing the way that people watch TV with Amazon Alexa. Available today, DISH customers with a Hopper or Wally and an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Amazon Tap can watch hands-free TV with Alexa. DISH is the...Learn More

Moffett: 600 MHz Auction Results Suggest Cable Wireless Service Not Much of a Threat

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The possibility that a cable wireless service would arise to offer competition to the nation’s four major wireless carriers appears less likely than it did before results of the 600 MHz auction were released last week, noted Moffett Nathanson Research in a research note today....Learn More

About Half of Fifty 600 MHz Auction Winners Are Rural Companies

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AT&T, Comcast, Dish Network and T-Mobile were the big winners in the voluntary auction of TV broadcast spectrum in the 600 MHz band completed several weeks ago, the FCC announced this afternoon. Fifty 600 MHz auction winners, about half of which were rural carriers, collectively...Learn More

LRG: Gutting of AT&T U-verse Sinks Telco Video Momentum, Cable and OTT Rejoice

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The nation’s leading cable TV providers experienced the lowest number of annual video subscriber losses since 2006 last year, the year telcos first introduced video services, according to the latest from LRG (Leichtman Research Group). The nation’s six largest cable companies lost some 280,000 video...Learn More

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