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Dish averts mega-blackout, continues retransmission negotiations with Sinclair

Dish Network continues to negotiate with local TV broadcaster Sinclair Broadcasting over a new retransmission agreement-- the two companies narrowly averted a blackout of Sinclair's local TV station on Dish's satellite-based pay-TV service on Saturday.

Dish coy about Sling TV uptake amid what appears to be cannibalization of core satellite services

How many subscribers to Dish Network's core satellite service were lost in the second quarter? And how many customers does Dish's new Sling TV streaming service have nearly six months after launch?

Dish reports 81K sub losses in Q2, but analyst says Sling TV gains are hiding much bigger attrition

Dish Network reported a 3.7 percent rise in second quarter earnings to $3.83 billion, but the company lost a whopping 81,000 subscribers during the three-month period.

Comcast's NBCU confirms it won't run advertisements for Dish's Sling TV

NBCUniversal confirmed to FierceCable that it will not run advertisements for Dish Network's OTT Sling TV service on its owned and operated stations in San Francisco, San Diego, New York and Washington D.C.

Apple Music, Sling TV pave the way for Apple's TV strategy... but time is running out

There was one topic conspicuous in its absence during Apple's quarterly conference call this week: The company's plans for the TV. And that's surprising given the TV industry's remarkably rapid embrace of everything a la carte and OTT, from HBO Now to Showtime's OTT service to Dish's Sling TV to Comcast's Stream.

Graham stations set to go dark on Dish in latest retrans battle

Graham Media said five of its stations in Texas, Florida and Detroit are set to go dark on Dish Network, signaling the latest negotiation breakdown for broadcast retransmission licensing.

First Sling TV ads paint pay-TV companies as school-yard bullies

Dish Network has launched the first series of TV commercials for Sling TV since launching the OTT service in early February.

Dish stutters amid reports that it might lose $3.3B in auction discounts, T-Mobile merger has stalled

Dish Network's shares have tumbled following two separate reports of bad news for the satellite TV company.

SNL Kagan raises retrans fee forecast to $9.8B by 2020; Mediacom's CEO complains to FCC

Research firm SNL Kagan increased its retransmission fee forecasts, saying that it now expects U.S. cable operators to pay a total of $9.8 billion in 2020 to carry content from TV stations. That figure is up from the $9.3 billion in 2020 that SNL Kagan predicted in October.

Ergen: Dish 'not feeling pressure' to do T-Mobile deal

While investment analysts have written plenty of notes to their constituents about a possible purchase of T-Mobile US by Dish Network, Dish Chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen doesn't appear to be anxious to get a deal done soon.
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