America’s Best Communities Competition Narrowed to 15

Frontier and its partners in the America’s Best Communities initiative have announced the 15 communities in 11 states that will compete for nearly $7 million in remaining awards in the competition, which targets rural communities in Frontier’s local service area. Other sponsors of the competition,...Learn More

Frontier Community Development Competition Yields Creative Ideas

Fifty of an initial set of some 350 communities have completed plans for the “America’s Best Communities¨ prize competition. Sponsored by Frontier Communications, DISH and other partners, participants are vying for final cash and prizes worth as much as $3 million per community to help...Learn More

Options for Skinny TV Bundles via Streaming Video Continue to Grow

Comcast turned on Stream TV in Boston yesterday, offering a skinny bundle of local broadcast channels and HBO for around $16/month (final price dependent on total retransmission fees and local taxes). The streaming service was first announced in July of this year and joins a...Learn More

Report Shows Cable Market Share, Video Cord Cutting Rise

Now that major players have announced their third quarter results, financial research firm MoffettNathanson has compiled the latest data about video cord cutting – and that data raises more questions than it answers. Essentially it shows that “the pace of pay TV subscriber erosion accelerated,”...Learn More

Deutsche Bank: Dish Spectrum Leasing Could Be an Attractive Option

The FCC’s rejection of Dish Network affiliate bidding credits in the AWS-3 spectrum auction could actually benefit Dish, notes Deutsche Bank Markets Research in a research note issued this week. The affiliates bid on the spectrum as small businesses, or designated entities – and as...Learn More

DISH Personalizes Customer Service Experience with ‘My Tech’

September 22, 2015 – ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DISH Network L.L.C. is helping customers nationwide take control of their day with the launch of “My Tech,” its new online appointment tool available on Customers receive personalized information about their service appointment including the picture, name and...Learn More

DISH Sinclair Retransmission Battle Results in 129 Stations Going Dark on DISH

Updated at 9:40p ET 8/26/15 with Restoration Announcement Updated at 1:55p ET 8/26/15 with FCC Response The retransmission wars hit a new high this week, resulting in the “largest local channel blackout in the history of television,” according to a DISH press release. Sinclair, one...Learn More

With $3.3 Billion in Bidding Credits Rejected, What’s Next for DISH Network?

The possibility of DISH Network offering fixed broadband in rural areas could be in jeopardy now that the FCC has denied bidding credits in the recent AWS-3 spectrum auction to two companies that are majority owned by DISH. The bidding credits, intended to give small...Learn More

FCC Set to Reject Dish Partner Spectrum Bidding Credits

The FCC is set to reject $3.3 billion in auction credits granted to small companies owned, in part, by Dish Network in the recent AWS-3 auction, the Wall Street Journal reports. The two companies – SNR Wireless and Northstar Wireless – would not be able...Learn More

DISH and T-Mobile Merger Would Allow T-Mobile to Keep Pace with Verizon, AT&T

DISH Networks has amassed a war chest of wireless spectrum over the past few years, leading to intense speculation about their wireless intentions. We may have a little more clarity about those intentions. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that DISH and T-Mobile are in...Learn More

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

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

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