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New Dish CEO: More acquisitions likely

New Dish CEO: More acquisitions likely

Joe Clayton, the incoming chief executive of Dish Network, has revealed that more acquisitions are on the horizon as the satellite TV provider pieces together a “new video model” to…

Research: Satellite TV to overtake cable by 2015 in Western Europe

By 2015, satellite TV will overtake cable TV in terms of TV households, with IPTV expected to grow 10 per cent a year, suggests research consultancy Infocom. Western Europe posted…

Research: Telco TV and Internet TV capture share from cable TV in mature markets

According to new market data from ABI Research, 11.3 million pay-TV subscribers were added at the end of first quarter of 2011. “By the end of 2011, the total number…

Intelsat wins $145m TV contract

Intelsat’s governmental services division (IGS) has won a major contract to supply TV to the US armed forces serving overseas. The deal sees Intelsat having to supply satellite connectivity to…

DirecTV RVU field trial

US pay-TV service DirecTV has started field trial testing for its DirecTV Home Media Centre aimed at providing customers with a ‘receiver-less’ solution for many TVs in their homes. The…

Pay-TV subs fare well in face of free OTT

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its Cable, Satellite, and IPTV Video Services and Subscribers report, which tracks the telco IPTV, cable video, and satellite video markets.…

Ergen looking at “grand strategy”

Ergen looking at “grand strategy”

Charlie Ergen, founder of EchoStar, announced May 16 he was stepping aside from the president/CEO positions at Dish Network, and appointed industry veteran Joe Clayton to replace him. Ergen will…

Robust growth in satellite broadcasting business forecast

Speaking at a Newtec-hosted seminar in Miami, Susan Irwin, President of Euroconsult USA, has predicted robust growth in emerging markets for satellite broadcasting in the next decade. “By 2019 we…

Switch off Libya sat-TV say Arabs

The Arab League, an assembly of all the Arab nations, has formally asked Arabsat and Nilesat to cease transmissions of Libya’s Jamahiriya Satellite Channel and “any other channel” that might…

Ergen steps down from Dish Network

Ergen steps down from Dish Network

Charlie Ergen has stepped aside from his position as president/CEO of Dish Network. He will stay on as the broadcaster’s chairman. In a stock exchange announcement early on May 16th,…