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EchoStar reports “solid” 2022

Charlie Ergen’s EchoStar business, which is largely made up of revenues from its wholly-owned Hughes Networks division, reported a decline of 57,000 broadband subscribers to Hughes during the quarter to December 31st. Total subscribers at Hughes are now 1.22 million. EchoStar’s consolidated revenues for the quarter (to December 31st) were $499.9 million ($498.6 a year […]

February 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

Report: “Never play poker with Ergen”

Charlie Ergen, co-founder of Dish and EchoStar, has something of a reputation as a poker player. Indeed, he was allegedly once banned from a casino at Lake Tahoe many years ago. A report from Tim Farrar of TMF Associates focuses on a filing by Globalstar which has notified the market that it had entered into […]

February 10, 2023

DISH issues 3-year TV price guarantee

DISH, the US TV provider, has its ‘3-Year TV Price Guarantee’ promotion providing new customers protected pricing for three years. The guarantee includes packages starting at $79.99 per month, delivering inflation-free entertainment with no annual TV price increases for the life of the guarantee. “Consumers today are facing real challenges when it comes to managing […]

November 17, 2022

Ergen: “DISH, DirecTV merger getting closer”

Charlie Ergen, founder and chairman of DISH Network, speaking to analysts following the company’s Q3 earnings call, stated that the much-discussed merger between the US satellite pay-TV operators was getting closer. He told analysts that merger discussions ahead of the upcoming mid-term elections were difficult. “You’re hesitant to be a political football for somebody to […]

November 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

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

Ergen looks to combine DISH’s wireless units

Charlie Ergen, co-founder and chairman of DISH Network and EchoStar, also controls CONX, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company. Ergen now wants to combine CONX with Dish’s retail cellular operation, Boost Mobile. CONX, in a statement, says it will hold a special meeting of shareholders on October 31st to vote on the plan and in particular […]

October 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

Study: Price major driver in TV provider choice

DISH ranks highest in three segments of the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Television Service Provider Satisfaction Study, while Verizon Fios, Midco and FuboTV each rank highest in one segment. The study finds that live television streamers say they pay less for their live television, as the self-reported average cost for cable and satellite television is […]

September 30, 2022

Sky dish off menu

The satellite dish is symbolic of the television revolution that took place in un-cabled countries in the 1980s. This is particularly true here in the UK where the ‘Dish war’ between Sky’s cheap bird baths and BSB’s new-age squarials was fought out. Rupert Murdoch’s Sky was victorious but had to merge with the ‘enemy’ rather […]

September 28, 2022

Sky to end satellite installations in UK?

Advanced-Television understands that Sky has briefed its trade suppliers that it will end satellite new installations by the end of 2023. Sky has for some time been pushing its own-brand broadband connectivity service (Sky Now) and has been providing full broadband transmissions to its Sky Glass televisions. Sky launched their SES/Astra satellite service in 1989 […]

September 23, 2022By Chris Forrester

discovery+ on Sling TV, Dish TV

Warner Bros Discovery and Dish Network have announced that discovery+, the non-fiction real life subscription streaming service, will be available to both Sling TV and Dish TV customers in the US. The platform launched with 70,000+ episodes of premium content, including original series and on-demand programming on Sling on August 8th followed by DISH on […]

August 9, 2022