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Dish will charge extra for broadcast channels in new OTT package, report says

Media pundits have questioned how Dish Network is going to cram pricey cable channels like ESPN into its upcoming OTT service, and also include the major broadcast networks in a package that cost only around $30.

Frontier re-ups deal to bundle Dish Network video services

Dish Network has signed a multiyear extension to continue letting Frontier Communications bundle its satellite video services with Frontier's bundled broadband and voice packages.

Cord maybes: Pay-TV chases millennials with OTT services, but success is hardly guaranteed

Programmers are suddenly willing to play ball with OTT insurgents and are conceding to pared-down bundles targeted to millennials. But is their desperation a good thing?

Dish mired in marijuana debate as ex-employee's case reaches Colo. Supreme Court

Dish Network now finds itself at the center of the national debate on medical marijuana use, with a worker it fired in 2010 filing a complaint that has gone all the way to the Colorado Supreme Court.

ESPN Classic becomes on-demand channel on Dish Network

Signaling what might very well become a broader trend for archival programming on pay-TV platforms, ESPN Classic has transitioned from a linear to on-demand channel on Dish Network.

Dish inks Scripps renewal, adds HGTV, Food Network, other channels to OTT lineup

Dish Network announced a wide-reaching program-renewal deal with Scripps Networks, giving the No. 2 satellite operator, among other things, rights to put channels including HGTV, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and DIY Network on its soon-to-launch OTT service.

Dish names former Qwest President Afshin Mohebbi to board

With clearly stated goals of entering the wireless communications business, Dish Network has named former Qwest Communications President and COO Afshin Mohebbi to its board of directors.

Frontier, Dish Network hold $10M contest to revitalize rural communities

Frontier Communications and DISH have developed a new $10 million partnership set on driving growth and revitalization in rural towns and cities within the telco's 27-state territory.

FCC stops charging fees to tiny cable operators, proposes that Dish and DirecTV start paying up

Tiny cable operators are, understandably, praising the FCC's decision to exempt them from regulatory fees while simultaneously proposing that satellite operators Dish and DirecTV be subject to per-sub charges.

Dish blacks out Big Ten Network games in Maryland, New Jersey

Continuing to reject surcharges for college football games, Dish Network set a statewide blackout in Maryland of the Big Ten Network's opening-game contest between Maryland and James Madison.