Fox Networks said Thursday that it has struck distribution deals for new national sports network FS1 with all major distributors, including Time Warner Cable, DirecTV and Dish Network.
RFD-TV kicked off an ad campaign promoting Dish Network after Comcast dropped the rural network Tuesday from its cable systems in Colorado and New Mexico.
Fox Sports boasted in March that new national sports network Fox Sports 1 would count 90 million subscribers when it launches on Aug. 17. But four days before its debut, it still lacks carriage deals with DirecTV, Time Warner Cable, Dish Network and Bright House Networks.
Dish Network won't be able to use the.direct domain name to market TV Everywhere services and other products after the World Intellectual Property Organization found it could confuse customers of satellite rival DirecTV.
AMC Networks may pull AMC, WE tv, IFC and Sundance Channel from two smaller cable operators if they don't agree to a rate increase, CEO Josh Sapan warned Thursday.
Regulators may be more receptive to the idea of Dish Network merging with rival DirecTV if there is a new wave of consolidation involving cable MSOs, Dish chairman Charlie Ergen told analysts Tuesday.
Dish Network lost 78,000 net subscribers in the second quarter, and it blamed an increased churn rate on aggressive discounts from pay TV rivals coupled with its own rate increases.
Dish Network said it struck a deal with Claro, the biggest telecom provider in Puerto Rico, to jointly market bundles of satellite TV, high-speed Internet and voice service.
Cablevision's short-lived OMGFAST foray into fixed wireless broadband service--which relied upon licenses the company sold to, and then leased back from, Dish Network--is coming to an end next month.
Comcast, Time Warner Cable and other cable operators lost about 2.5 million video subscribers between 2010 and 2012, according to the FCC's annual video competition report.