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Slingbox product chief Hawkey joins Rovi

Michael Hawkey, who has headed EchoStar's Sling Media unit and its Slingbox product line for the past two years, is leaving the company to join Rovi Corp.

NAB accuses 'bad actor' pay-TV operators of ginning up retrans disputes, targets Dish, Mediacom, DirecTV

The NAB is accusing pay-TV operators, specifically naming Dish Network, DirecTV and Mediacom, of manufacturing retransmission-related disputes with broadcasters in order to influence regulatory decision-making.

Dish's Sling TV glitches again during AMC's 'Fear the Walking Dead' premiere

Dish Network continues to grapple with technical challenges as it tries to live-stream popular programming events through its Sling TV service.

Will Dish and others join Suddenlink and Cable One in dropping Viacom? One firm says no

With declining advertising rates and market share, Wall Street analysts are lowering their outlooks on Viacom on worries that the programmer will suffer the brunt of the cord-cutting trend due to its relatively young viewership and lack of sports programming. And it is exactly those issues that are sparking concerns that other MVPDs will join Suddenlink and Cable One in dropping Viacom's channel lineup altogether.

Dish Network under fire by Morgan Murphy in TV retrans battle with Sinclair

A Wisconsin TV station owner is taking aim at Dish Network in the satellite TV provider's ongoing retransmission battle with Sinclair Broadcast Group, arguing that Dish Network is using the same negotiating tactics that it is complaining about Sinclair using.

MoffettNathanson, Wells Fargo raise outlook on cable stocks, with Comcast, Charter and TWC in the lead

Two new reports from top Wall Street research firms both offer a surprisingly positive outlook on the cable sector, singling out the likes of Comcast, Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable as operators best positioned to take advantage of the upheaval in the pay-TV sector.

Dish Network, DirecTV take retransmission fight public, urge customers to stick around

Dish Network and DirecTV appear to have each separately launched websites aimed at educating their customers about retransmission negotiations and encouraging them not to switch providers due to programming blackouts.

Dish fined for failing to properly communicate rate hikes in Wisconsin

Dish Network will pay a $225,000 fine and credit $4.25 to an estimated 96,500 eligible customers in Wisconsin, or approximately $635,125, for failing to properly communicate rate hikes and the company's cancellation policy.

Dish averts mega-blackout, continues retransmission negotiations with Sinclair

Dish Network continues to negotiate with local TV broadcaster Sinclair Broadcasting over a new retransmission agreement-- the two companies narrowly averted a blackout of Sinclair's local TV station on Dish's satellite-based pay-TV service on Saturday.

Dish coy about Sling TV uptake amid what appears to be cannibalization of core satellite services

How many subscribers to Dish Network's core satellite service were lost in the second quarter? And how many customers does Dish's new Sling TV streaming service have nearly six months after launch?
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