Dish Network agreed to content-provider demands to cap subscribers at 2 million for its new over-the-top service, Sling TV, a report says.
Dish Network representatives confirmed that the company's just-announced contract extension with HBO will include access to the premium channel on Dish's new over-the-top pay-TV service, Sling TV. For an additional $15 a month, users of Sling TV's basic $20-a-month "Best of Live TV" core package will be able to access one live HBO channel, as well as its VOD programming.
Turner Networks announced that has signed a long-term carriage agreement with Dish Network, and that its Time Warner Inc. pay-TV sibling, HBO, has done the same.
Dish Network has expanded its relationship with multiscreen technology vendor Nagra to include dynamic ad insertion into TV Everywhere services.
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FCC commissioners voted 5-0 Monday to move forward with a proposal that would end a requirement that cable operators prove they have competition from satellite operators in order to avoid rate regulation.
Dish Network continues the quick buildout of its over-the-top pay-TV service, Sling TV, adding Xbox One compatibility as well as the A+E Networks stable of cable channels.
CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves won't say exactly how many subscribers his company's new over-the-top platform, CBS All Access, has. But he did say the service has surpassed Sling TV, the new OTT platform launched by Dish Network last month, which has purportedly gathered more than 100,000 customers.
Dish Network executives are privately encouraged that about 100,000 users have signed up for a free trial of the company's new Sling TV over-the-top programming service one month after launch.
Dish Network made a series of moves Tuesday that are bound to please its multiscreen enthusiast customers.