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.
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.
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.
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.
While operators say they're moving away from proprietary leased set-tops toward a paradigm of app-based IP-only delivery, there's a very good reason to suspect that they will maintain a sizable base of leased CPE in the coming decade.
Dish Network today reported full-year subscriber losses of 81,000 for 2015. As MoffettNathanson points out, that implies a loss of 12,000 during the fourth quarter, better than the Street consensus that predicted the satellite TV provider would lose 24,000 subscribers.
Sonic.Net, a California-based Internet service provider, has partnered with satellite pay-TV operators Dish Network and DirecTV to offer a discounted broadband service.
Dish Network and Viacom have agreed to a short-term carriage extension, forestalling what many believe could be a protracted and bitter negotiation.
LAS VEGAS- Putting its stamp, at least temporarily, on the pay-TV industry's "Most Robust DVR" crown, Dish Network debuted at CES last week a 16-tuner version of its Hopper set-top.
Dish Network said it has come to terms on a new broadcast retransmission agreement with Cordillera Broadcasting, ending a blackout that impacted 18 stations in 11 markets that started Thursday.