Demonstrating a remote control that could let a cable subscriber who sees a Pizza Hut ad on TV receive a coupon by tapping his remote to a smartphone, top Comcast remote control supplier Universal Electronics is offering a glimpse at some of the next-generation applications that could be deployed by major pay TV distributors using near field communication (NFC) technology.
Dish Network filed an FCC complaint against broadcaster Media General on Friday, hoping to force the company to negotiate a deal to end a blackout of its TV stations that began on Oct. 1.
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.