Suspecting that Deutsche Telekom will reject its $15 billion offer for T-Mobile US, French telecom company Iliad is reportedly in talks with U.S. pay-TV companies about a sweetened joint bid.
Dish Network announced a broad-reaching programming rights renewal with A+E Networks that will give the Englewood, Colo.-based satellite operator additional channels to include in its groundbreaking OTT service. But the deal will also require it to add more channels to its bloated linear program guide.
Revenue from satellite pay TV companies will surpass that generated by cable operators worldwide and reach $99.9 billion by 2020. However, satellite revenue generated in Western Europe will soon begin to decline as operators face new competition from online platforms.
Verizon Wireless and AT&T have signaled their opposition to proposals from T-Mobile US and Dish Network to effectively split the upcoming auction of AWS-3 spectrum between paired and unpaired airwaves.
Proving that a regional sports network can still obtain major carriage agreements, as long as it has the right audience and the right leverage, the Disney-backed SEC Network will launch nationally on Comcast when it debuts August 14.
With just over four weeks until the Aug. 14 launch of its new regional sports channel, and six weeks away from the first highly anticipated Southeastern Conference football games Aug. 30, Disney has a long way to go before it has ubiquitous carriage of the SEC Network.
Fox has failed in its attempt to leverage the Supreme Court's Aereo verdict into a preliminary injunction on Dish Network's Hopper DVR.
The complicated, litigious narrative triangle between Charlie Ergen, hedge funder Phil Falcone and bankrupt wireless company LightSquared has entered the next courtroom-fueled chapter, with Falcone's Harbinger Capital suing Ergen and his Dish Network for $1.5 billion.
Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen has told the FCC to reject the proposed mega-merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
The American Cable Association is petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to impose regulatory fees on DBS providers DirecTV and Dish Network equal to those currently charged to cable providers.