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Cut-rate bundles are not a valid competitive response to Sling TV

Reviews of Dish Network's new OTT service generally say that it is technologically elegant, but lacking in the breadth and depth of programming necessary to render it "game-changing." Yet Sling TV has a few key differentiating factors that make it more than just a cheaper version of cable.

Dish, AT&T amp ad spending for Hispanic online audience, but are they on target?

This week, we take a look at one of the fastest-growing audience segments in online video, Hispanic viewers. This segment is becoming a powerhouse in the U.S. population, with overall spending power of $1.5 trillion--up from $1 trillion in 2010, according to numerous sources. And they're some of the most enthusiastic consumers of over-the-top video.

Dish becomes latest pay-TV operator to raise prices

Dish Network has become the latest pay-TV operator to announce significant rate increases, upping the price of its "America's Top 120" and "America's Top 200" programming tiers by $5 a month.

Sling TV to add Univision to program guide

Dish Network has signed a deal with Univision to put the Spanish-language programmer's channels onto the new Sling Television OTT service.

FCC commissioner objects to Dish's 'small business' discounts in AWS-3

FCC commissioner Ajit Pai sharply criticized rules that allowed Dish Network to claim more than $3 billion in discounts aimed at small businesses during the government's just completed AWS-3 wireless spectrum auction.

Ergen's Dish Network AWS-3 purchases bolster spectrum war chest

Charlie Ergen's Dish Network plunked down about $10 billion to acquire various spectrum licenses in the FCC's recently completed AWS-3 spectrum auction. While the purchase of these spectrum licenses combined with those Dish already owns will turn the satellite provider into a large spectrum owner, the question is what will it do next? 

How Dish Network's Charlie Ergen built a spectrum powerhouse--and what's next

Dish Network is spending around $10 billion to acquire a wide range of spectrum licenses in the FCC's now-completed AWS-3 spectrum auction. That's on top of a boatload of spectrum the company already owns. Just how did Charlie Ergen's company become such a spectrum powerhouse, and what exactly does Ergen plan to do with it?

DirecTV offers $19.99 bundle to counter Sling TV

DirecTV is looking to counter the launch of Dish Network's $20-a-month OTT service with a $19.99 bundle for new customers.

Dish reverses AutoHop for the Super Bowl, will keep the funny commercials but skip the game

Dish Network is putting a little reverse spin on its ad-skipping "AutoHop" DVR feature for the Super Bowl.

Early Sling TV reviews: Technologically solid, but the programming is for geezers

Dish Network made its new over-the-top streaming service, Sling TV, available for select tech bloggers and media journalists last week, who seemed to arrive at rather unified conclusions: The technology works great, but the programming is not going to appeal to millennial-aged consumers.