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Problems grow for DISH Network

The US is continuing to see a steady evaporation of satellite TV subscribers. DirecTV, owned by AT&T, has lost a worrying 47 per cent of its subscribers since it was acquired by AT&T in 2015. Charlie Ergen’s DISH Network is in a similar situation and in an SEC filing on January 17th admitted that it […]

January 20, 2023By Chris Forrester

$2.1m judgment against IPTV pirate

A federal court in Texas has ordered a local seller of the Super Arab IPTV service to pay $2.1 million (€1.97m) in damages for wilful copyright infringement while also ordering the removal of IBCAP (a coalition of leading international and US content owners, broadcasters and distributors) member channels from the pirate service. The case was […]

December 14, 2022By Colin Mann

$15.7m fine for iStar pirate CEO

The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has confirmed that a federal court in Michigan has ordered the removal of IBCAP member channels from the iStar IPTV service, one of the largest pirate services offering multicultural content in the US. The case was filed by IBCAP member DISH Network. This order follows a judgment and […]

November 8, 2022By Colin Mann

Dish Network Q3: Subs up, revenues down

DISH Network, the US pay-TV provider, has reported revenue totalling $4.10 billion (€4.1bn) for the quarter ending September 30th 2022, compared to $4.45 billion for the corresponding period in 2021. Net income attributable to DISH Network totalled $412 million for the third quarter 2022, compared to $557 million for the year-ago quarter. Diluted earnings per […]

November 2, 2022

$26.5m judgment against pirate service

A federal court in New York has issued a judgment of $26,550,000 (€26.6m) against Sanjeev Kumar and Tsvetomir Dobrilov, operators of the My Indian TV service and the and websites. The judgment is against the operators personally. The case was filed by DISH Network, a member of the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy […]

October 6, 2022By Colin Mann

Dish Network launches Hopper Plus

Dish Network has announced the nationwide US launch of its new Hopper Plus entertainment system. Three new 4K devices — Hopper Plus, Joey 4 and Wireless Joey 4 — are now seamlessly integrated with the Hopper whole-home DVR system. Hopper Plus makes TV easy with everything built into the user’s Dish Home screen, including live […]

September 7, 2022

DirecTV: “5G will spoil satellite signals”

DirecTV is arguing that rival Dish Network’s planned 5G signals will interfere with its DTH signals over North America. Dish Network, backed by Charlie Ergen, has invested heavily in winning licences for 5G terrestrial cellular networks in the US. DirecTV has told the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that Dish Network’s mobile 5G signals “would cause […]

July 20, 2022By Chris Forrester

SpaceX claims 5G interference from Dish Network

SpaceX has complained about a proposal from Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network pay-TV operation and its filing with the FCC for new 5G terrestrial services which would operate in the 12 GHz band – where SpaceX’s Starlink broadband system operates. SpaceX said that if permission were granted for the Dish scheme then “most Americans” would not […]

June 23, 2022

Dish Network: 52 week low

Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network pay-TV platform suffered a major stock-market hit on May 6th and damaged by news of a thumping 462,000 net subscriber loss during its Q1 trading. Dish’s share price fell 19.4 per cent by the close of trading, and a 52-week ‘low’ and with shares actually trading at $19.57 (compared with $47.05 […]

May 9, 2022By Chris Forrester

UlaiTV hit with injunction

The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has confirmed that the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida entered a Final Judgment for $600,000 in a case filed by IBCAP member DISH Network against Gaby Fraifer, the individual responsible for operating and selling an Arabic-language infringing streaming service marketed under the name […]

May 4, 2022By Colin Mann