Dish Network has expanded the in-home availability of the Netflix app on its system, extending its use beyond Dish's Hopper DVRs and to the Joey client boxes in adjacent rooms.
In the past 15 months, programmers have finally opened up to reality that today's mobile TV consumer wants more choice. Roger Lynch, VP of advanced technologies for Dish Network, has had a front-row seat to this dramatic change of attitude. FierceCable recently caught up with Lynch to talk targeted advertising, Dish's work with Disney and the decision to reuse the "Sling" brand.
After delaying for 24 hours the launch of HBO service on its Sling TV platform last week to iron out technical glitches, Dish Network's OTT platform still experienced streaming hiccups Sunday during the much-watched season-five premiere of HBO's Game of Thrones.
Dish Network is pushing back the originally scheduled Wednesday launch of HBO on its Sling TV platform to address various technical issues.
Willing to expand its programming bundle to get more sports into its portfolio of networks, Dish Network has added Outside Television to its "Multi Sport" programming package.
Dish Network agreed to content-provider demands to cap subscribers at 2 million for its new over-the-top service, Sling TV, a report says.
Dish Network representatives confirmed that the company's just-announced contract extension with HBO will include access to the premium channel on Dish's new over-the-top pay-TV service, Sling TV. For an additional $15 a month, users of Sling TV's basic $20-a-month "Best of Live TV" core package will be able to access one live HBO channel, as well as its VOD programming.
Turner Networks announced that has signed a long-term carriage agreement with Dish Network, and that its Time Warner Inc. pay-TV sibling, HBO, has done the same.
Dish Network has expanded its relationship with multiscreen technology vendor Nagra to include dynamic ad insertion into TV Everywhere services.
As media news stories go, licensing renewal battles between pay-TV operators and programmers always produce provocative quotes. But it can be difficult to parse out the truth of who is really being unreasonable in carriage negotiations. Get the backstory on five of 2015's biggest upcoming retransmission deals before the blackouts start.