Sling TV Launches Sling Blue Multiple Stream, Sling Orange Single Stream Services

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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

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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

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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 Loses Tribune Stations in 33 Markets

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Enlewood, Colorado —  June 12, 2016 — DISH reported today that Tribune Broadcasting Company chose to black out DISH customers’ access to 42 local channels in 33 markets across 34 states and the District of Columbia, intentionally harming and exploiting millions of innocent consumers in...Learn More

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

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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

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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

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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