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Dish names former Qwest President Afshin Mohebbi to board

With clearly stated goals of entering the wireless communications business, Dish Network has named former Qwest Communications President and COO Afshin Mohebbi to its board of directors.

Frontier, Dish Network hold $10M contest to revitalize rural communities

Frontier Communications and DISH have developed a new $10 million partnership set on driving growth and revitalization in rural towns and cities within the telco's 27-state territory.

FCC stops charging fees to tiny cable operators, proposes that Dish and DirecTV start paying up

Tiny cable operators are, understandably, praising the FCC's decision to exempt them from regulatory fees while simultaneously proposing that satellite operators Dish and DirecTV be subject to per-sub charges.

Dish blacks out Big Ten Network games in Maryland, New Jersey

Continuing to reject surcharges for college football games, Dish Network set a statewide blackout in Maryland of the Big Ten Network's opening-game contest between Maryland and James Madison.

Dish Network's OTT service may be called 'Nutv'

Dish Network has quietly filed a trademark application for the name "Nutv," which GigaOm speculates is to be the name for its planned OTT programming service.

Dish trademarks new name and logo, possibly for online video service: 'Nutv'

Dish Digital, the Dish Network division overseeing the launch of the satellite operator's upcoming over-the-top programming service, has quietly registered the name "Nutv" and associated logo.

Dish-Fox Sports 1 college football spat exposes murky realm of 'conversion fees'

As threatened blackouts go, Dish Network's temporary refusal to carry four Labor Day weekend college football games on Fox Sports was unusual in that the satellite carrier was only threatening not to carry select programs, rather than an entire channel.

Dish Network lifts blackout on Fox Sports 1 college football games

Fans of middling opening-season college football matchups rejoice: Dish Network has resolved a dispute with Fox Sports 1 and will carry four intersectional matchups slated for Labor Day weekend.

Comcast-TWC input period ends: 64K comments received, 65 groups urge rejection

The FCC's public comment period for Comcast's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable ended Monday, Aug. 25 with nearly 64,000 individual pieces of input received by the commission, and 65 groups urging the regulators to reject the deal out of hand or impose significant conditions and restrictions.

Swain to replace retiring Olson as Dish Network CFO

Dish Network announced that Chief Financial Officer Robert Olson will retire, effective Oct. 15, and Senior VP of Programming Steve Swain will replace him.