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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

Black News Channel to close

Black News Channel (BNC) is to cease operations two years after launch. The network president Princell Hair revealed the closure in an internal memo reported by nexttv. The channel, which launched just as the Covid-19 pandemic hit, has now filed for bankruptcy, laying off some 230 staff. The network will run recorded segments through the […]

March 28, 2022

Lawsuit filed against Datacamp

The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has confirmed that a complaint has been filed in the Northern District of Illinois by member company DISH Network against Datacamp Limited, a UK-based company providing global content delivery network (CDN) services under the names CDN77 and Datapacket. The complaint asserts claims against Datacamp for contributory and vicarious […]

February 28, 2022By Colin Mann

Ergen: “DISH, DirecTV will melt away without merger”

Charlie Ergen, speaking to analysts following his company’s results announcement, said that without a merger between DirecTV and his own DISH Network the risk is that transmissions from the tow pay-TV operators “will just melt away”. Ergen repeated his previous statements that a merger was inevitable. “The regulatory reasons to not allow [a merger] don’t […]

February 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

DISH Network loses 273,000 pay-TV subs in Q4

DISH Network, the US DTH broadcaster, has reported revenue totaling $4.45 billion (€3.98bn) for the quarter ending December 31st 2021, compared to $4.56 billion for the corresponding period in 2020. Net income attributable to DISH Network totaled $552 million for the fourth quarter 2021, compared to $733 million from the year-ago quarter. Diluted earnings per […]

February 24, 2022

Dish and DirecTV: What about the satellites?

At the moment, any merger plan between Dish Network and AT&T’s DirecTV is just behind the scenes talk. But it could happen, and if so, how would the pair start saving cash? The usual synergy promises will trim head-count and the marketing and advertising budgets would be trimmed. But what about those orbital assets? The […]

January 18, 2022

Dish to raise $4bn

US DTH operator Dish Network is to raise $4 billion (€3.45bn) in senior secured notes. The cash-raising is being conducted through its Dish DBS Corporation sister company and will be used to fund an inter-company loan to Dish Network in order to finance the potential purchase of wireless spectrum licences. The news comes on top […]

November 9, 2021By Chris Forrester

Copyright suit against Desi TV/Live TV

The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has announced another member lawsuit, this one filed in a federal court in New York against South Asian pirate video services branded as Desi TV and Live TV. Consistent with similar lawsuits coordinated by IBCAP, this case also includes claims against a seller of the illegal services – […]

October 15, 2021By Colin Mann