Research firm SNL Kagan increased its retransmission fee forecasts, saying that it now expects U.S. cable operators to pay a total of $9.8 billion in 2020 to carry content from TV stations. That figure is up from the $9.3 billion in 2020 that SNL Kagan predicted in October.
While investment analysts have written plenty of notes to their constituents about a possible purchase of T-Mobile US by Dish Network, Dish Chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen doesn't appear to be anxious to get a deal done soon.
The $49 billion AT&T-DirecTV merger agreement, first proposed more than a year ago, could be "days" away from receiving regulatory approval.
Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch said he's worried about large cable companies jacking up the prices of broadband-only subscriptions to fight cord-cutting.
Comcast is in talks with Deutsche Telekom about a possible acquisition of T-Mobile US, the German publication Manager Magazin reported, citing anonymous sources.
Approximately 8.4 million U.S. households, or 7 percent of homes, have broadband and at least one over-the-top video service, but do not subscribe to pay-TV, according to new research published Thursday by Parks Associates.
Dispatch Broadcast Group has threatened to pull two of its network affiliates of Dish Network in Columbus, Ohio, and Indianapolis if a renewal to broadcast re-transmission licensing terms can't be agreed upon.
Dish Network's Sling TV OTT service currently counts around 250,000 paying subscribers, according to a new Re/code article citing unnamed industry executives familiar with the company's operations. That would be an increase from the 100,000 sign-ups that Sling TV counted in March, according to Re/code.
Dish Network has introduced a Spanish-language extension of its Sling TV over-the-top service with the launch of its new Sling Latino brand.
MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett said he does not believe that a merger between No. 2 U.S. satellite TV company Dish Network and No. 4 wireless operator T-Mobile is a good match.