Dish Network and ESPN parent Walt Disney Co. said late Monday that they signed short-term contact extension, avoiding--at least temporarily--a blackout of ESPN, ABC stations and several other networks.
Comcast's NBCUniversal subsidiary filed an involuntary bankruptcy petition on Friday aimed at letting it take full ownership of Comcast SportsNet Houston, the regional sports network controlled by the Houston Astros.
J.D. Power ranked Verizon as the top broadband provider in every region where it offers FiOS Internet, and said FiOS TV was the top pay TV service in the East in terms of customer satisfaction.
Three weeks after ending its 32-day blackout of CBS Corp. owned-and-operated stations and Showtime Networks, Time Warner Cable posted a video it shot with EVP Melinda Witmer which appears to be aimed at keeping its push to reform retransmission-consent rules in the spotlight.
Looking to boost sales to bar and restaurant owners, Dish Network said Monday that it is beginning to market two new subscription bundles to businesses.
Media General is beginning to warn Dish Network subscribers that they will lose its 17 TV stations in 16 markets unless the company agrees to pay increased retransmission-consent fees by Sept. 30.
Updated: Satellite equipment provider Echostar is giving European operators a closer look at its Hopper with Sling combination set-top box this week. Already an established hit with U.S. Dish Networks subscribers, the demo is a way to show what's possible as satellite, cable and telco delivery methods evolve on the continent and elsewhere.
Gary Howard, a director at Dish Network and a former Liberty Media executive, has resigned from Dish over a disagreement about the company's handling of its $2.2 billion bid to purchase LightSquared. According to the Wall Street Journal, Howard resigned from the board on July 25, after nearly eight years.
Broadcasters may not be able to use the threat of blackouts to squeeze increased retransmission-consent fees from pay TV providers, if Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) wins support for a bill released Monday.
Dish Network and Intel are on the list of companies the Consumer Electronics Association said will participate in its "press day" event on Jan. 6 when it kicks off the 2014 International CES.