Advanced Television


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

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 accomplishes simultaneous 5G 2x uplink, 4x downlink

DISH Wireless, in collaboration with Samsung and Qualcomm Technologies, has successfully completed simultaneous 5G 2x uplink and 4x downlink carrier aggregation (CA) for FDD spectrum. DISH achieved 200 Mbps uplink peak speeds with just 35 MHz of 5G spectrum and the DISH 5G network executed 1.3 Gbps downlink peak speeds with just 75 MHz of […]

October 16, 2023

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

FCC fines Dish’s EchoStar over satellite debris

Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network has been fined by the FCC for not placing its EchoStar-7 craft in a correct ‘graveyard’ orbit. This is the first time that the FCC has penalised an operator under its space debris enforcement rules. The FCC says that Dish/EchoStar had “violated” its Communications Act. EchoStar 7 was launched in 2002 […]

October 3, 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

WATCHO presents Aarambh

WATCHO – the Indian OTT platform – is set to captivate audiences with the release of its latest original series, ‘Aarambh: A Riveting Tale of Family, Love, Loss, and Tradition.’ The series explores the depths of familial ties, sustaining traditions, and a perilous struggle against a fraudulent system. ‘Aarambh’ is directed by Shaurya Singh and […]

August 11, 2023

DISH Network Q2 dips

DISH Network Corporation, the US pay-TV provider, has reported revenue totalling $3.91 billion (€3.58bn) for the quarter ending June 30th, compared to $4.21 billion for the corresponding period in 2022. Net income attributable to DISH Network totalled $200 million for the second quarter 2023, compared to $523 million for the year-ago quarter. Pay-TV Net pay-TV subscribers decreased approximately 294,000 in the […]

August 8, 2023

Ergen seeks to merge DISH, EchoStar

Charlie Ergen, who is chairman of both DISH Network and EchoStar, is reportedly looking to merge the two businesses. Both companies are said to have appointed advisors, according to Semafor who first reported the story. DISH Network looks after Ergen’s declining pay-TV business including its DISH Anywhere and Sling OTT services. DISH is also the […]

July 7, 2023By Chris Forrester