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Fox Weather on DISH Network, Sling Freestream

Fox Weather, Fox News Media’s free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) weather service, has expanded its distribution in the US to include DISH Network and Sling Freestream subscribers effective immediately. Sharri Berg, Fox Weather President, commented: “As we continue to grow our premium live weather news service, we are thrilled to expand Fpx Weather’s reach to […]

November 29, 2023

Analyst: Dish bankruptcy “overwhelmingly probable”

Charlie Ergen is in the process of – in effect – merging Dish Network with sister business EchoStar in a strategy to tap into EchoStar’s cash war chest and in order to further build out Dish’s near-national 5G cellular spectrum in the US. The problem, according to analysts at MoffettNathanson, is that the moves might […]

November 24, 2023

DISH Network lays off 500; Akhavan now CEO

Denver-based DISH Network, reeling from a shrinking subscriber base and a collapsing share price, has announced that more than 500 staff are being laid off. “Like most businesses, we continually evaluate and make adjustments to ensure we’re set up for long-term success,” DISH said in a statement. “We made the difficult decision to part ways […]

November 13, 2023By Chris Forrester

Ergen: “DISH failing fast”

Following on from DISH Network’s miserable results on November 6th (and a 38 per cent crash in its already depressed share price to $3.44, a 25-year low) co-founder Charlie Ergen told analysts that the pay-TV broadcaster was failing fast. “Investors are starting to give up,” Ergen admitted. One immediate consequence is that DISH Network’s President […]

November 7, 2023

DISH Network Q3 revenue, subs decline

DISH Network, the US pay-TV broadcaster, has reported revenue totaling $3.7 billion (€3.4bn) for the quarter ending September 30th 2023, compared to $4.1 billion for the corresponding period in 2022. Net loss attributable to DISH Network totaled $139 million for the third quarter 2023, compared to $412 million in net income earned in the year-ago […]

November 6, 2023

Airtel Xstream Play hits 5m subs

Bharti Airtel, the Indian telco, has announced that its video streaming service, Airtel Xstream Play, has crossed the five million paid subscriber mark and continues to be the fastest growing OTT aggregator in the country. Airtel Xstream Play offers a bouquet of OTT content aggregated on a single app. Customers have access to content from […]

October 20, 2023

DISH Network bandwidth extension likely

Charlie Ergen’ DISH Network looks like it will be granted an 800 MHz extension to its existing licensed 5G bandwidth over much of the US. The extension will come about because of a Licence Transfer deal with T-Mobile. In a recent filing with the US District Court for the District of Columbia, DISH has argued […]

October 20, 2023By Chris Forrester

Dish forecasts decade of growth

A filing to the US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) by EchoStar, the sister business to Dish Network, has given a detailed forecast of what Dish Network expects its future to look like. The SEC filing comes about because of the plan to – in effect – merge EchoStar with Dish and confirms the financial […]

October 9, 2023By Chris Forrester

Dish Network ups prices

Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network, despite currently suffering some 77 local channels being blacked out over carriage disputes, is putting its prices up by $5 per month. Penalties for not paying the monthly fee on time will also rise from a nominal $2 to a more aggressive $12 whenever a payment date is missed. Prices go […]

September 27, 2023By Chris Forrester

Dish Network seeks delays on spectrum purchase

Dish Network wants to delay paying $3.59 billion (3.3bn) it agreed with T-Mobile for 800 MHz licences for its proposed extension to Boost Mobile. The agreement covers a valuable nationwide slice of 13.5 MHz within the 800 MHz band. Dish was an important party to the deal struck when T-Mobile merged with Sprint. A buyer […]

August 21, 2023By Chris Forrester