Dish Network now finds itself at the center of the national debate on medical marijuana use, with a worker it fired in 2010 filing a complaint that has gone all the way to the Colorado Supreme Court.
Signaling what might very well become a broader trend for archival programming on pay-TV platforms, ESPN Classic has transitioned from a linear to on-demand channel on Dish Network.
Dish Network announced a wide-reaching program-renewal deal with Scripps Networks, giving the No. 2 satellite operator, among other things, rights to put channels including HGTV, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and DIY Network on its soon-to-launch OTT service.
With clearly stated goals of entering the wireless communications business, Dish Network has named former Qwest Communications President and COO Afshin Mohebbi to its board of directors.
Frontier Communications and DISH have developed a new $10 million partnership set on driving growth and revitalization in rural towns and cities within the telco's 27-state territory.
Tiny cable operators are, understandably, praising the FCC's decision to exempt them from regulatory fees while simultaneously proposing that satellite operators Dish and DirecTV be subject to per-sub charges.
Continuing to reject surcharges for college football games, Dish Network set a statewide blackout in Maryland of the Big Ten Network's opening-game contest between Maryland and James Madison.
Dish Network has quietly filed a trademark application for the name "Nutv," which GigaOm speculates is to be the name for its planned OTT programming service.
Dish Digital, the Dish Network division overseeing the launch of the satellite operator's upcoming over-the-top programming service, has quietly registered the name "Nutv" and associated logo.
As threatened blackouts go, Dish Network's temporary refusal to carry four Labor Day weekend college football games on Fox Sports was unusual in that the satellite carrier was only threatening not to carry select programs, rather than an entire channel.