Cox Communications is not interested in joining France's Iliad and buying T-Mobile. Ditto on merging with a pay-TV rival and going public.
Integrating voter registration information into their emerging addressable advertising technology systems, DirecTV and Dish Network are promising politcal campaign managers a means of precisely and locally targeting viewers across the ideological spectrum.
Dish Network has announced a major upgrade to the tablet apps that fuel its Hopper with Sling service.
A Dish Network executive said the company will begin a trial of fixed wireless broadband service with Sprint within a month. Dish launched a similar pilot with Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless in Virginia during June and expanded the service availability in July.
Dish Network sees video as the killer app for the wireless business, an industry it has every intention of entering, and it will not sell its accrued spectrum unless it fails to gain a toehold, according to Charlie Ergen, Dish chairman.
Dish Network, which is moving ahead with an ambitious plan for over-the-top services that includes a new deal with A+E Networks to stream its online channels, posted a $216.3 million profit in the second quarter.
Dish Network reported a second-quarter profit of $216.3 million, or 46 cents a share, vs. a year-ago loss of $11.1 million, driven by a 5.7 percent spike in revenue to $3.69 billion.
Suspecting that Deutsche Telekom will reject its $15 billion offer for T-Mobile US, French telecom company Iliad is reportedly in talks with U.S. pay-TV companies about a sweetened joint bid.
Dish Network announced a broad-reaching programming rights renewal with A+E Networks that will give the Englewood, Colo.-based satellite operator additional channels to include in its groundbreaking OTT service. But the deal will also require it to add more channels to its bloated linear program guide.
Revenue from satellite pay TV companies will surpass that generated by cable operators worldwide and reach $99.9 billion by 2020. However, satellite revenue generated in Western Europe will soon begin to decline as operators face new competition from online platforms.