Dish Digital, the Dish Network division overseeing the launch of the satellite operator's upcoming over-the-top programming service, has quietly registered the name "Nutv" and associated logo.
As threatened blackouts go, Dish Network's temporary refusal to carry four Labor Day weekend college football games on Fox Sports was unusual in that the satellite carrier was only threatening not to carry select programs, rather than an entire channel.
Fans of middling opening-season college football matchups rejoice: Dish Network has resolved a dispute with Fox Sports 1 and will carry four intersectional matchups slated for Labor Day weekend.
The FCC's public comment period for Comcast's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable ended Monday, Aug. 25 with nearly 64,000 individual pieces of input received by the commission, and 65 groups urging the regulators to reject the deal out of hand or impose significant conditions and restrictions.
Dish Network announced that Chief Financial Officer Robert Olson will retire, effective Oct. 15, and Senior VP of Programming Steve Swain will replace him.
Cox Communications is not interested in joining France's Iliad and buying T-Mobile. Ditto on merging with a pay-TV rival and going public.
Integrating voter registration information into their emerging addressable advertising technology systems, DirecTV and Dish Network are promising politcal campaign managers a means of precisely and locally targeting viewers across the ideological spectrum.
Dish Network has announced a major upgrade to the tablet apps that fuel its Hopper with Sling service.
A Dish Network executive said the company will begin a trial of fixed wireless broadband service with Sprint within a month. Dish launched a similar pilot with Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless in Virginia during June and expanded the service availability in July.
Dish Network sees video as the killer app for the wireless business, an industry it has every intention of entering, and it will not sell its accrued spectrum unless it fails to gain a toehold, according to Charlie Ergen, Dish chairman.