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Dish, partners in MVDDS coalition petition to get 12.2-12.7 GHz band into 5G realm

Noting the need for spectrum to support 5G, Dish Network and 10 other members of the MVDDS 5G Coalition are asking the FCC to initiate a rulemaking proceeding designed to permit MVDDS licensees to use their 12.2-12.7 GHz spectrum to provide 2-way mobile broadband services.

Top 9 cable, satellite and telco pay-TV operators in Q1: Ranking Comcast to TWC to Charter to Cablevision

Now that the first-quarter 2016 earnings season is done, it's time to reflect on what is likely the last quarter before Charter acquires Time Warner Cable and Altice NV acquires Cablevision. FierceCable has assembled a complete look at the first-quarter earnings season, ranking the top cable, satellite and telco pay-TV operators and offering a look at their performance in a number of key metrics, including subscriber growth and average revenues per user (ARPU).

Charter-TWC merger opposition group presses FCC for more conditions

With FCC Commissioners set to vote on Charter Communications' takeover of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, opposition group Stop Mega Cable has made an 11th-hour plea with the agency to impose more conditions on the deals.

Dish gets into the smartphone repair business, gives its idle techs something to do

Dish Network announced its entry into what seems to an unlikely new business venture, launching a new smartphone repair business.

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.
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