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Verizon piles on Dish AWS-3 strategy, complains to FCC

Verizon Communications late last week became the latest telecommunications company to publicly object to Dish Network's strategy for obtaining deep discounts on winning bids in the FCC's recently completed AWS-3 spectrum auction.

Dish's Ergen says Sony's OTT will be pay-TV's real disruptor

Charlie Ergen, Dish Network's chairman and incoming CEO, said that Sony's upcoming over-the-top service is going to have a larger effect on the pay-TV business because it is not an incumbent player.

Dish to make video key component of emerging wireless business

Dish Network wants to use its wireless spectrum to launch a mobile video service, and it's willing to partner with companies both in and out of the wireless industry to do so, according to Charlie Ergen, chairman of the satellite provider.

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.