Dish Network has begun testing its much lauded new OTT service on its already launched international streaming platform DishWorld.
Hedging against a protracted carriage battle with Fox News, Dish Network has signed an agreement to carry Glenn Beck's indie conservative channel TheBlaze.
Culminating months of often vitriolic rhetoric, both attacking and defending Comcast's proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable, the end to the FCC's formal public commenting cycle rendered the predictable flurry of last-minute filings and statements.
Dish Network engaged in talks with embattled Sony Pictures over the weekend about screening the comedy feature The Interview for its 14 million subscribers, but ultimately balked.
The market continues to undervalue Dish Network's spectrum holdings, and Dish will continue to be part of M&A discussions through 2015, according to a report from by Jefferies analysts. The massive bids in the ongoing AWS-3 spectrum auction are contributing to the situation, the report adds. FierceWireless Editor Phil Goldstein has a complete summary right here.
As its carriage impasse over Fox News rhetorically boiled over, Dish Network quietly announced over the weekend that it came to terms on a long-term deal with Comcast for four regional sports networks.
Media conglomerate 21 st Century Fox has removed Fox News and Fox Business from the programming guides of over 14 million Dish Network subscribers.
Dish Network is the first major pay-TV operator to integrate the Netflix app into its set-tops, announcing Wednesday that second-generation versions of its Hopper DVR currently enable the SVOD service.
Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Dish Network-subscribing Fox News fans might have to get the latest on the Benghazi "cover up" and road to impeachment from another news outlet.
Already adept at scaring its rapt audience, Fox News has begun warning Dish Network subscribers that the channel, along with Fox Business News, could disappear from their program guides "any day now."