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Sling TV leverages new Echostar gadget to access live OTA channels, report says

Slingbox maker Echostar is about to release a new box that takes over-the-air broadcast signals and streams them through Dish Network's Sling TV service.

Slingbox product chief Hawkey joins Rovi

Michael Hawkey, who has headed EchoStar's Sling Media unit and its Slingbox product line for the past two years, is leaving the company to join Rovi Corp.

EchoStar grabs a stake in Kudelski set-top venture SmarDTV

EchoStar Corp. and the Kudelski Group are taking an already congenial relationship a step farther, joining forces in the development of advanced set-top boxes and conditional access modules for an international market.

Set-top makers must consolidate, report says

The makers of pay TV set-top boxes need to consider stepping up their own consolidation movement, with the top four pay-TV services in North America all trying to merge.

Report: Amazon adds media control functions to gaming remote

An image of an gaming controller featuring Amazon's brand and buttons designed for media playback controls has ignited a media blitz with reports that speculate Amazon could soon begin selling a connected TV device that can support streaming video services and gaming.

Dish Network video, broadband sub growth slows, misses Wall Street estimate

Dish Network added 8,000 net video subscribers in the fourth quarter, with growth slowing compared to the 14,000 it picked up in Q4 2012 and the 22,000 net video subs it posted in the same period in 2011.

Parks: 31% of pay TV subs want place-shifting DVRs

More pay TV subscribers want to be able to access to programs stored on their DVRs similar to the way Dish Network customers can use its Sling product to watch video from set-tops in their homes on any Internet-connected device, Parks Associates said Friday.

EchoStar buys struggling MSS operator Solaris Mobile

EchoStar said it acquired full ownership of Dublin-based mobile satellite services operator Solaris Mobile from former parents Eutelsat and SES and will take over Solaris Mobile's one S-band payload currently in orbit. No financial details were provided for the deal.

Sling expanding to Roku and Windows 8.1 devices

EchoStar's Sling Media subsidiary said it launched a channel on Roku's over-the-top video platform that allows pay TV subscribers to watch live programming and DVR content, and that it will introduce an app for Microsoft Windows 8.1 devices in December.

EchoStar signs Arris as exclusive distributor for Sling Media products

Six years after buying Sling Media for $380 million, Charlie Ergen's EchoStar Corp. said Monday that it signed a deal with set-top and cable hardware giant Arris which will make it the exclusive distributor of Sling's place-shifting technology.