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Ergen: Sony's upcoming OTT service is the real disrupter, not Sling TV

Dish Network Chairman and incoming CEO Charlie Ergen dismissed characterizations of his company's new OTT service as being disruptive to pay-TV.

Dish loses 63K subs in Q4 as carriage battles take their toll

Blackouts with networks including Fox News dinged Dish Network's subscriber base in the fourth quarter, with the satellite service losing 63,000 customers during the three-month period ending Dec. 31.

Dish's Clayton to retire, Ergen returns as CEO

Dish Network announced the retirement of Joseph Clayton Monday, less than two months after the CEO introduced the disruptive Sling TV OTT service that was developed under his watch.

DirecTV's White: OTT service is possible but not particularly profitable

DirecTV is considering matching rival Dish Network with its own over-the-top service, but the prospect of launching such a product doesn't necessarily excite the satellite operator.

DirecTV Q4 sub growth spikes to 149K thanks to Dish programmer fights

With its chief rival Dish Network battling CBS Corp., Turner Networks and Fox News in the fourth quarter, DirecTV saw a flurry of refugee subscribers join its ranks.

Viacom and Dish make deal: EPIX to run on Sling TV

Citigroup Research analyst Jason Bazinet cratered Viacom's share price last month when he suggested that the media conglomerate's upcoming carriage talks with Dish Network could go south in a hurry.

DirecTV's York on Stewart/Colbert departures: 'Viacom has lost its two biggest tent poles'

While everyone from Democratic Party operatives to TV critics to casual fans mourn the pending departure of Jon Stewart from Comedy Central's The Daily Show, the channel's parent company, Viacom, must now figure out a way to move forward without a key asset.

Sling's $20 price point will lead to mainstream adoption, analyst predicts

Sling TV's rapid growth of programming choices, highlighted by the addition of AMC Networks this week, has made a lot of folks bullish on Dish Network's new OTT service. However, according to The Diffusion Group, it's the service's $20 price point that will enable it to achieve mainstream adoption.

Dish seeks to poach DirecTV customers; promises they'll save $250 by switching over

While DirecTV continues to target cable's market share with actor Rob Lowe and his dysfunctional doppelgangers, Dish Network is now taking the fight to the home field of the satellite TV business with a new campaign targeting DirecTV subscribers.

Sling TV launches nationwide, adds AMC Networks channels, sports pack

Sling TV, the new over-the-top service currently being rolled out by Dish Network, announced Monday the addition of AMC Networks channels to its core offering, as well as the introduction of a new $5-a-month add-on programming bundle focused on sports. The additions come as the OTT service ends its "invitation only" phase and now becomes available to broadband consumers across the U.S.