Walt Disney Co. said late Monday that it signed a carriage deal with Dish Network making it the first pay-TV provider to land rights to deliver ESPN, Disney Channel and other networks through an over-the-top pay TV service.
Walt Disney Co. is close to signing a broad carriage deal with Dish Network that would include terms that would see it drop a lawsuit it filed against Dish in 2011 aimed at forcing it to disable the ad-skipping technology in Dish's Hopper DVR, Bloomberg reports.
LAS VEGAS-- Dish Network subscribers will soon be able to watch recorded programs on connected TVs from LG without using a set-top, the company announced on Sunday.
Dish Network made another tweak to its Hopper multi-room DVR platform and program guide, announcing Friday that it added a "Free for Kids" section to its Hopper On Demand section which uses content ratings to display only kid-friendly programs.
For nearly a decade, most pay TV distributors have deployed DVRs containing two tuners and a maximum of 250 GB of storage space. But with the rollout of their respective Hopper and Genie DVRs in 2012, Dish Network and DirecTV forced rival cable operators and telcos to invest in new gear.
Updated: Satellite equipment provider Echostar is giving European operators a closer look at its Hopper with Sling combination set-top box this week. Already an established hit with U.S. Dish Networks subscribers, the demo is a way to show what's possible as satellite, cable and telco delivery methods evolve on the continent and elsewhere.
TiVo said Tuesday that it will soon begin selling three new DVRs capable of streaming programming to TVs and Apple's iPad and iPhone.
Dish Network lost 78,000 net subscribers in the second quarter, and it blamed an increased churn rate on aggressive discounts from pay TV rivals coupled with its own rate increases.
Dish Network scored another legal victory for its Hopper multi-room DVR after the 9 th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a request from 20 th Century Fox to overturn a lower court's decision.
Dish Network is turning to the skies to sell its Hopper DVR, signing a marketing deal with Southwest Airlines which will allow airline passengers to watch 75 live TV channels and on-demand programs using Apple's iPad and iPhone.