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CBS and Dish still talking, sign another extension agreement

CBS Corp. announced that it has once again extended a just-expired retrans deal with Dish Network, giving the satellite operator until Tuesday to come to terms before executing a blackout.

As AWS-3 bidding hits $34B question becomes, what's Dish doing?

Now that the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction has raised more than $34 billion in provisional winning bids, a great deal of attention is turning to the role Dish Network may be playing in the bidding--and what the company might do with any spectrum it winds up with once the auction ends. FierceWireless ' Phil Goldstein examines the satellite operator's strategy in this report.

Dish sees third carriage tiff heat up as four more Comcast RSNs threaten to go dark

Already in various states of impasse with Turner Networks and CBS Corp. over program-rights renewals, Dish Network is facing the prospect of four Comcast-owned regional sports networks going dark on its service during the first week of December.

Dish, Turner forge extension: restores CNN, averts TNT, TBS blackouts

Dish Network and Turner Broadcasting announced an end to a bitter carriage standoff that saw CNN disappear from the satellite operator's program guide for a month, and also threatened to pull TNT and TBS from the service.

Senate unanimously approves House's satellite TV bill

The Senate has unanimously approved a House bill that enables satellite-based pay-TV operators to pipe in broadcast signals from distant network stations to rural areas that lack a network affiliate.

CBS gives 'short term extension' to Dish; satellite operator now in showdown with Comcast Sports, too

With its carriage deal with Dish Network expiring Thursday, Nov. 20, CBS Corp. has agreed keep its channels on the satellite operator's program guide until Nov. 25.

House passes satellite reauthorization bill as key opponent says he won't stand in the way

The House of Representatives passed a compromise version of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR), keeping intact language that would end the FCC's ban on set-top boxes with integrated security features.

Dish share prices spike over 7% following FCC's hot spectrum auction

As predicted by analysts and the satellite carrier itself, the auction established a value for Dish's wireless licenses. And that value is certainly pleasing to Dish shareholders, with the highly successful auction heading in its late rounds towards total bids of $20 billion, nearly double the $10.07 billion reserve price.

From Ergen to Roberts to Hastings: Profiling the 25 most powerful people in wireless and wireline

They can accidentally move share prices by talking in their sleep. On their Learjets, pilots ask them if they can use their electronic devices. An investor event they threw in 1987 is still going. They are FierceWireless ' Most Powerful People in U.S. Wireless and Wireline 2014, and you can read the complete list and associated profiles right here.

Two front war for Dish: TNT and TBS set to go dark Dec. 5

Turner Networks began warning Dish Network customers Tuesday that TNT and TBS could go dark on their satellite service Dec. 5, joining CBS in simultaneous public carriage battles against the pay-TV operator.