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

$10 Million Frontier Rural Revitalization Contest Draws 250 Applicants

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

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

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

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

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

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