Dish Network made its new over-the-top streaming service, Sling TV, available for select tech bloggers and media journalists last week, who seemed to arrive at rather unified conclusions: The technology works great, but the programming is not going to appeal to millennial-aged consumers.
Take that, cool, well-adjusted, normal-armed, DirecTV subscriber Rob Lowe: Media analyst Craig Moffett predicts that starting this year, cable will reverse a decade-long trend of losing video market share to satellite.
Dish Network continues to face federal flack for its telemarketing practices. The latest blow came from federal court in Springfield, Ill., which found Dish liable for "tens of millions" of calls that violated the Federal Trade Commission's Telemarketing Sales Rule.
Facing investor headwinds as it approaches upcoming licensing renewal deals with the No. 3 pay-TV operator in the U.S., Viacom is getting pressure in some Wall Street circles to remarry CBS Corp.
Rendering what ultimately amounts to a setback to 21 st Century Fox in licensing negotiations with Dish Network, a federal judge has ruled that Dish's mobile streaming and ad-skipping services do not infringe on broadcast network copyrights.
Cord cutting has largely been seen as the domain of millennials: that younger generation with lots of tech savvy but not much money. However, an analysis of Dish Network's new OTT service, Sling TV, finds that its basic channel lineup skews to a much older audience.
Marketed with the slogan "Take Back TV," Dish Network has billed its new Sling TV package as an OTT service aimed squarely at millennial-aged consumers. But analyzing the channels included in Sling TV's basic programming tier using Nielsen Live+7 data, Deadline Hollywood 's David Lieberman finds some contradictory data.
After a note by a rival media-investment analyst last week sent Viacom shares spiraling on fears of a pending blackout on Dish Network, Craig Moffett responded with his own memo, dismissing the speculation.
Viacom has re-upped CEO Philippe Dauman through 2018, giving a mogul who was already one of the highest paid media executives yet another raise.
Dish Network announced that it has come to renewal terms with 21st Century Fox, ending a blackout of Fox News and Fox Business News that had been in place on the satellite carrier since Dec. 20.