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.
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 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.
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 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.
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?
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 is looking to counter the launch of Dish Network's $20-a-month OTT service with a $19.99 bundle for new customers.
Dish Network is putting a little reverse spin on its ad-skipping "AutoHop" DVR feature for the Super Bowl.
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.