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Dish's Clearwire bid could force Sprint to raise offer

While it may be unlikely that Dish Network will succeed in its bid to acquire Clearwire, its move to bid $3.32 per share for the broadband wireless provider could force Sprint to increase its offer of $2.97 per share.

Dish Network wins support from CEA in Hopper dispute

The Consumer Electronics Association said it filed a court filing that supports Dish Network in its battle with CBS, NBC, Fox and other broadcasters related to the ad-skipping technology in its Hopper DVR.

Time Warner Cable to launch SportsNet LA with Dodgers

Time Warner Cable will face the challenge of distributing new regional sports network SportsNet LA to DirecTV, Verizon, Dish Network and other pay TV providers under a deal it announced Monday with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Dish Network shuttering 300 Blockbuster stores

Dish Network said Monday that it plans to close about 300 Blockbuster stores and cut 3,000 employees, which would leave the video rental chain with just 500 outlets nationwide.

Dish pushes FCC to drop review of Softbank's Sprint acquisition

Two weeks after Dish Network outbid Sprint with an offer to acquire Clearwire, the satellite TV provider asked the FCC to halt its review of Softbank's proposal to acquire a 70 percent stake in Sprint Nextel.

Comcast, Cablevision, Charter expected to reduce Q4 subscriber losses

While Time Warner Cable is expected to post increased basic video subscriber losses from the fourth quarter, Comcast, Charter Communications and Cablevision will likely reduce video subscriber losses compared to the fourth quarter of 2011, Jefferies & Co. said Thursday.

Appeals court rejects FCC's 'plug and play' rules

The FCC doesn't have the authority to implement "plug and play" rules that have seen consumer electronics manufacturers build TVs containing slots for CableCARDs that can be used to decrypt cable programming without using a set-top, an appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Nielsen report finds cable operators lost 2.7 million households between Q3 2011, Q3 2012

The number of wired cable homes dropped by more than 2.7 million between the third quarter of 2011 and the third quarter of 2012, Nielsen said Monday.

CNET acknowledges Dish Network's Hopper won 'Best of CES' award before CBS interceded

CNET  acknowledged Monday that it planned to award Dish Network its "Best of CES" award before it was ordered by parent CBS Corp. to drop Dish from the program because of a lawsuit the broadcaster is waging against Dish related to Hopper's ad-skipping capabilities.

Hughes ships record number of broadband satellite terminals

Hughes Network Systems said Monday it shipped more than 487,000 broadband satellite terminals worldwide last year, indicating that it is seeing a demand in rural markets for its new Gen4 high-speed Internet service.