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Dish 'desirous' about adding ESPN to new Sling TV multi-viewer tier

Discussing his company's strategy for its new Sling TV programming tier that lets more than one member of a subscriber home access the service simultaneously, Sling CEO Roger Lynch said adding the coveted ESPN would simply drive the cost of the service up too high.

Dish's Ergen on Viacom deal: 'We're prepared to move on'

Dish Network Chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen said he sees a path to continued carriage in his company's current negotiations with Viacom, but that Dish is "prepared to move on as others have without the content."

Dish loses 23K pay-TV subs in Q1, still not breaking out Sling TV numbers

Dish Network reported its first-quarter numbers marked by a net loss of 23,000 pay-TV subscribers, compared to a net gain of 35,000 in the year-ago quarter. But it's still difficult to determine how much Dish's Sling TV offset losses to the core DBS service because Dish still isn't breaking out subscriber numbers for its IP-based streaming service.

Dish brings Netflix 4K content to the Hopper 3, expands on limited UltraHD content options

Dish Network is taking its integration of Netflix into the realm of 4K, announcing that UltraHD content on the SVOD provider will be playable on its new Hopper 3 DVRs.

Dish signs deal to provide set-top data to Nielsen, re-ups with comScore

Dish Network has signed separate multi-year agreements with Nielsen and comScore to provide the research companies with data from its network of pay-TV set-tops.

Dish at retrans impasse with Cox Media too, and may see 84 channels go dark

With yet another retrans battlefront opening with Cox Media Group, Dish Network may see as many as 84 stations go dark on its service tonight.

Dish tells FCC its going through with arbitration on NBCU renewal

Dish Network notified the FCC last week that it will indeed seek binding arbitration to end a negotiating impasse with NBCUniversal on a new, broad-reaching broadcast retransmission and cable programming carriage agreement.

Dish finally figures out a good use for those 4K TVs with its four-picture 'Sports Bar' mode

While purchasers of pricey 4K TV sets haven't had a lot of UltraHD programming available to help amortize their purchases, Dish Network is offering some level of justification with the newly introduced "Sports Bar" feature in its new Hopper 3 DVR.

How PlayStation Vue and Sling TV stack up against each other

With Sony's recent availability expansion and price reduction for PlayStation Vue, the online TV service is now in more direct competition with Dish Network's Sling TV. Both services are available nationwide, and Vue's new $30 entry level price isn't far off from the $20 monthly rate for Sling's most basic package.

Dish closes Houston facility, says it's getting just too good at customer service to need it

After reporting customer losses of 81,000 for 2015, Dish Network says its getting so efficient at customer service, it can afford to lose a service center located in the Houston suburb of Alvin.
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