The complicated, litigious narrative triangle between Charlie Ergen, hedge funder Phil Falcone and bankrupt wireless company LightSquared has entered the next courtroom-fueled chapter, with Falcone's Harbinger Capital suing Ergen and his Dish Network for $1.5 billion.
Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen has told the FCC to reject the proposed mega-merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
The American Cable Association is petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to impose regulatory fees on DBS providers DirecTV and Dish Network equal to those currently charged to cable providers.
Testing the legal limits of the U.S. Supreme Court's strike-down of subscription video on demand service Aereo, Fox is now challenging Dish Network's use of nine-year-old Slingbox technology.
What will Charlie Ergen and Dish Network do with all of that spectrum? As Dish's competitors attempt to consolidate all around it, that is the essential question posed in a Monday B arron's report, which casts Dish's chairman as a patient, wily poker player, biding his time as his rivals frantically over-play their hands.
As AT&T circled DirecTV in the nearly year-long runup to its $49 billion buyout of the satellite pay TV operator, rival satellite operator Dish Network was also heavily involved through the later stages of the bidding process, not bowing out until just before the deal with AT&T was announced in May.
NBCUniversal has reportedly placed a hold on its lawsuit against Dish Network over ad-skipping features in the Hopper DVR and has begun negotiations with the satellite carrier.
With no major carriage to speak of beyond its part owner, Comcast, nearly 21 months after it first launched, bankrupt regional sports network CSN Houston has been given an offer by Dish Network it might have to actually consider: a la carte distribution.
Verizon might not be interested in buying Dish Network but the company is very interested in snatching up the satcaster's wireless spectrum, according to a news report.
Dish Network has begun shipping its Wireless Joey video distribution system, which connects to the company's Hopper whole-home DVR and up to three wireless client receivers that connect TVs to the home. The unit, which will cost customers $7 a month plus a one-time fee of $50, works just like the wired version allowing users to stream, skip, fast forward ad pause programming.