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Dish sees third carriage tiff heat up as four more Comcast RSNs threaten to go dark

Already in various states of impasse with Turner Networks and CBS Corp. over program-rights renewals, Dish Network is facing the prospect of four Comcast-owned regional sports networks going dark on its service during the first week of December.

GVT debuts new satellite-based pay-TV service in Brazil

Vivendi's GVT has introduced a new DTH satellite service in Sao Paulo, Brazil in its first move to challenge the country's area cable operators Net Servicos, TVA and Sky, which have enjoyed a near

Major outage hits Dish Network

A malfunctioning satellite left Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH) subscribers nationwide unable to watch HD channels Tuesday night. While service to some national cable networks had been by Wednesday

EchoStar sings a new tune for small, midsized cable operators

EchoStar Corp. (Nasdaq: SATS), justifiably and forever linked to the Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH) satellite service, has repurposed its technology with what it calls a new "technology ecosystem" aimed

Satellite-based Internet not adequate to fill broadband gap, says RuMBA report

In areas where service providers can't reach consumers and businesses must use wireline-based broadband satellite service, some service providers are leveraging to bridge the broadband gap. However,

Verizon extends BET HD over FiOS television to six states

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is giving its FiOS TV users a chance to access a high-definition version of BET in six of its serving areas. Although neither Verizon nor BET revealed the terms of the programming

CenturyLink sees Qwest merger as path to facilitate business, broadband growth

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) knows that if it's going to stay competitive, it needs to break out of the old telecom regulated mentality. Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom

Dish's Ergen: Use rifle, not shotgun, to acquire subscribers

It used to be that gaining subscribers for a satellite service was like shooting fish in a barrel. Competition and the Internet have changed that, and companies must modify their acquisition approach

Oregon regulator presses Frontier over its proposed FiOS video rate increases

Oregon's video regulator Metropolitan Area Communications Commission (MACC) wants a straight answer from Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR) to why they are going to raise FiOS TV rates. During the

CenturyLink's Texas users suffer speed slowdowns

If you're a DSL user in CenturyLink's (NYSE: CTL) North or Central Texas territory, you probably have been at the receiving end of a slow connection. As reported on MSNBC.com, the culprit behind