As its carriage impasse over Fox News rhetorically boiled over, Dish Network quietly announced over the weekend that it came to terms on a long-term deal with Comcast for four regional sports networks.
Media conglomerate 21 st Century Fox has removed Fox News and Fox Business from the programming guides of over 14 million Dish Network subscribers.
Dish Network is the first major pay-TV operator to integrate the Netflix app into its set-tops, announcing Wednesday that second-generation versions of its Hopper DVR currently enable the SVOD service.
Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Dish Network-subscribing Fox News fans might have to get the latest on the Benghazi "cover up" and road to impeachment from another news outlet.
Already adept at scaring its rapt audience, Fox News has begun warning Dish Network subscribers that the channel, along with Fox Business News, could disappear from their program guides "any day now."
Coming off a hectic two weeks of broadcast retransmission negotiations, the Dish Network had some happy news to announce Thursday night about upgrading its user experience.
Dish Network inked its second significant broadcast retransmission renewal in less than a week, announcing a deal Wednesday with Nexstar Broadcasting Group.
Dish Network wants to charge ahead with a plan to launch its new OTT service without broadcast channels being offered to subscribers in the basic tier, keeping the base price at around $30.
After fighting hard in federal court to keep "AutoHop" legal, Dish Network has effectively used the commercial-skipping DVR feature as a key bargaining chip in retrans talks with the networks that sued it.
Plunging new frontiers of exhaustion, Dish Network's program licensing team finds itself in another down-to-the-wire retrans renewal negotiation, with Nexstar Broadcasting Group granting a third extension to the satellite operator Tuesday as talks continue.