While DirecTV continues to target cable's market share with actor Rob Lowe and his dysfunctional doppelgangers, Dish Network is now taking the fight to the home field of the satellite TV business with a new campaign targeting DirecTV subscribers.
Sling TV, the new over-the-top service currently being rolled out by Dish Network, announced Monday the addition of AMC Networks channels to its core offering, as well as the introduction of a new $5-a-month add-on programming bundle focused on sports. The additions come as the OTT service ends its "invitation only" phase and now becomes available to broadband consumers across the U.S.
Dish Network's new over-the-top venture, Sling TV, is now available to subscribers across the U.S., the company announced Monday. It also bulked up its $20 per month core offering, adding AMC Networks channels, and added a Sports Extra package. Sling TV is also is continuing to update its device availability and streaming options.
After numerous failed attempts to "re-invent" the television experience, Apple is reportedly set to take another bite.
Reviews of Dish Network's new OTT service generally say that it is technologically elegant, but lacking in the breadth and depth of programming necessary to render it "game-changing." Yet Sling TV has a few key differentiating factors that make it more than just a cheaper version of cable.
This week, we take a look at one of the fastest-growing audience segments in online video, Hispanic viewers. This segment is becoming a powerhouse in the U.S. population, with overall spending power of $1.5 trillion--up from $1 trillion in 2010, according to numerous sources. And they're some of the most enthusiastic consumers of over-the-top video.
Dish Network has become the latest pay-TV operator to announce significant rate increases, upping the price of its "America's Top 120" and "America's Top 200" programming tiers by $5 a month.
Dish Network has signed a deal with Univision to put the Spanish-language programmer's channels onto the new Sling Television OTT service.
FCC commissioner Ajit Pai sharply criticized rules that allowed Dish Network to claim more than $3 billion in discounts aimed at small businesses during the government's just completed AWS-3 wireless spectrum auction.
Charlie Ergen's Dish Network plunked down about $10 billion to acquire various spectrum licenses in the FCC's recently completed AWS-3 spectrum auction. While the purchase of these spectrum licenses combined with those Dish already owns will turn the satellite provider into a large spectrum owner, the question is what will it do next?