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

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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

Ahead of DIRECTV OTT Streaming Launch, AT&T Acquires Quickplay

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AT&T is busily preparing for an upcoming DIRECTV OTT streaming launch, and is acquiring Quickplay in the process. Quickplay provides a managed video platform that powers OTT, TV Everywhere, and other digital video solutions. AT&T already uses Quickplay for their U-verse TV platform. AT&T is...Learn More

DISH Smartphone Repair Highlights Need for Revenue Diversification Strategies

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Both the telecom and pay-TV industries have seen their share of disruption, forcing providers to adopt revenue diversification strategies to replace lost revenue from legacy services. In the latest example, satellite pay-TV provider DISH is getting into the smartphone repair business with an interesting model....Learn More

DISH Expands UltraHD 4K Content Availability with Netflix

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DISH will expand their UltraHD 4K content availability with news that they will add Netflix 4K content to their Hopper 3 DVR platform. The Netflix UltraHD 4K content joins existing Netflix content integration into DISH’s program guide and search results. Netflix plans to have close...Learn More

LRG: 385,000 Pay-TV Subscriber Losses in 2015

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Net pay-TV subscriber losses among the 13 largest U.S. pay-TV providers were approximately 385,000 for 2015, according to the latest market data from LRG (Leichtman Research Group). That marks the third consecutive year of declines in pay-TV subscriber numbers. The 13 largest providers represent about 95%...Learn More

Not Seen Since 2006: A Full-Year Decline in Pay TV Subscribers

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The Top 6 U.S. pay TV providers in the aggregate saw a full-year decline in pay TV subscribers for 2015, the first time that’s happened since Verizon and AT&T launched their FiOS and U-verse services in 2006, reports Ooyala in a blog post. Furthermore, the...Learn More

America’s Best Communities Competition Narrowed to 15

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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 mydish.com. Customers receive personalized information about their service appointment including the picture, name and...Learn More