Dish Network lost 10,000 subscribers during the second quarter of 2012, the company disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing late Thursday.
TiVo said it agreed to shell out $20 million to buy TRA Inc., an ad research firm that makes a business of analyzing how TV advertising impacts purchasing behavior of viewers.
Nearly two weeks after Dish Network dropped AMC, IFC and WE TV from its lineup, AMC Networks announced Thursday morning that it will allow Dish subscribers to watch the season premiere of Breaking Bad online this Sunday.
While a U.S. District Court Judge ruled Monday that Fox, CBS and NBCUniversal can proceed with a copyright infringement suit filed against Dish Network in a Los Angeles court, she said that Dish will be able to proceed with a lawsuit in which it alleges the networks are breaching their contracts with the company in her New York courtroom.
EchoStar said that the EchoStar XVII satellite that DirecTV hopes to use to market broadband Internet access to rural subscribers has been cleared to launch Thursday afternoon.
It was a busy weekend in the programming-content business. The results: AMC Networks is on-again with AT&T U-verse and off-again with Dish Network as the two carriers took different routes to resolve distribution agreements with the network.
AT&T has come to an agreement over content fees with AMC Networks, meaning the service provider will continue to be able to offer IFC, Sundance and WE tv content to its U-verse TV subscriber base.
AMC Networks lost 14 million subscribers over the weekend after Dish Network pulled its flagship channel, IFC and WE from its lineup. But the programmer signed a new contract with AT&T which will keep it in about 4 million U-verse TV homes.
Dish Network would create tens of thousands of new jobs if the FCC allows it to use broadband wireless spectrum to use broadband wireless spectrum to distribute video and high-speed Internet services to mobile viewers, chairman Charlie Ergen plans to testify at a House hearing on Wednesday.
Sony said it will begin selling a Google TV receiver in retail outlets July 25 for $199. The set-top will allow viewers to access online video content from Netflix and other providers, and also offer access to cable- and satellite-TV programming if subscribers connect it to a set-top from a pay-TV provider.