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Viacom gives Dauman another raise amid Dish blackout fears, falling stock price

Viacom has re-upped CEO Philippe Dauman through 2018, giving a mogul who was already one of the highest paid media executives yet another raise.

Dish makes deal with Fox News, ends blackout

Dish Network announced that it has come to renewal terms with 21st Century Fox, ending a blackout of Fox News and Fox Business News that had been in place on the satellite carrier since Dec. 20.

FCC asks Dish about Sling TV programming deals

The FCC has asked Dish Network about how it reached its programming deals for its $20-a-month OTT service, Sling TV.

Dish's Sling TV sweeps major 'Best of CES' awards

Dish Network's splashy debut of its over-the-top programming service, Sling Television, won the Consumer Electronics Show's equivalent of top Oscars Sunday, winning several major "Best of CES" awards.

Fox News' total audience down over 21% since Dish blackout started

Fox News' total audience performance has declined by 21.4 percent since its parent company removed it from 14 million Dish Network homes on Dec. 20, according to Nielsen ratings data pulled exclusively for FierceCable by the research department of a leading media agency.

ESPN's Rollins: Sling TV will be 'supplemental,' won't hurt pay-TV

Seeking to ease the frazzled nerves of a pay-TV industry that pays it about $7 billion in annual carriage fees, ESPN executives are downplaying the effects of having cable's top channel on Dish Network's new OTT service, Sling TV.

Fox News claims blackout has cost Dish 90K subs

Using an unclear method of data science, 21 st Century Fox says that Dish Network has lost 90,000 customers since it removed Fox News from the satellite operator's program guide.

Frontier taps LeVan to lead video, content delivery efforts

Frontier Communications has put another element of its video service business management team in place by naming Stephan LeVan as its new senior VP of video content and delivery.

Ergen dangerously hops onto the pay-TV bashing bandwagon

Monday's Dish Network press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show was as jarring as a ride across the outback in a pouch. It started off with CEO Joseph Clayton being escorted onto the Mandalay Bay stage by a small marching band of kangaroo-costumed players, a reference to the Hopper DVR the executive would soon laud.

Comcast's Smit downplays Dish's Sling TV but says experimenting with packages is good

Comcast executives appeared undaunted by new OTT offerings such as Dish Network's newly revealed Sling TV, which offers about a dozen channels, including ESPN, ESPN 2, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network and CNN for about $20 per month. However, they admitted that OTT offerings from Dish, CBS, HBO and others are driving more experimentation with content packages, which is good for the pay-TV industry and the consumer.