Dish Network's shares have tumbled following two separate reports of bad news for the satellite TV company.
Research firm SNL Kagan increased its retransmission fee forecasts, saying that it now expects U.S. cable operators to pay a total of $9.8 billion in 2020 to carry content from TV stations. That figure is up from the $9.3 billion in 2020 that SNL Kagan predicted in October.
While investment analysts have written plenty of notes to their constituents about a possible purchase of T-Mobile US by Dish Network, Dish Chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen doesn't appear to be anxious to get a deal done soon.
The $49 billion AT&T-DirecTV merger agreement, first proposed more than a year ago, could be "days" away from receiving regulatory approval.
Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch said he's worried about large cable companies jacking up the prices of broadband-only subscriptions to fight cord-cutting.
Comcast is in talks with Deutsche Telekom about a possible acquisition of T-Mobile US, the German publication Manager Magazin reported, citing anonymous sources.
Approximately 8.4 million U.S. households, or 7 percent of homes, have broadband and at least one over-the-top video service, but do not subscribe to pay-TV, according to new research published Thursday by Parks Associates.
Dispatch Broadcast Group has threatened to pull two of its network affiliates of Dish Network in Columbus, Ohio, and Indianapolis if a renewal to broadcast re-transmission licensing terms can't be agreed upon.
Dish Network's Sling TV OTT service currently counts around 250,000 paying subscribers, according to a new Re/code article citing unnamed industry executives familiar with the company's operations. That would be an increase from the 100,000 sign-ups that Sling TV counted in March, according to Re/code.
Dish Network has introduced a Spanish-language extension of its Sling TV over-the-top service with the launch of its new Sling Latino brand.