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DISH, DirecTV renew merger talks

AT&T’s DirecTV and Charlie Ergen’s DISH Network have reportedly resumed talks regarding merging their DTH operations – and a deal could be close. The New York Post says it has learned that discussions are again taking place despite past anti-trust concerns that such discussions would never pass muster with the competition authorities. The Post says […]

January 12, 2022By Chris Forrester

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

Dish Mexico signs multiyear agreements with SES

SES has extended its relationship with Dish Mexico, which uses the SES QuetzSat-1 satellite, to now include greater choice and functionality for viewers. The new multi-year agreements with Dish will add more than $85 million to the SES contracted backlog. Dish Mexico said it selected SES’s Online Video Platform (OVP) solution for its ability to […]

November 4, 2021By Chris Forrester

Study: SVoDs raise US customer expectations

As options for streaming services increase, so do customer expectations of those services, according to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction Study. Streaming services provide cost-effective, personalised and convenient content, which effectively compete against traditional TV providers. Additionally, the study finds that satisfaction with cost of service among residential television customers […]

September 24, 2021

EchoStar proposes settlement of Dish Class Action

A proposed settlement has been reached on behalf of holders of EchoStar common stock as of August 19th 2019 and who received shares of Class A common stock of Dish Network. The action, started in the name of the City of Hallandale Police & Firefighters Retirement Trust (based in Florida) and with Charlie Ergen and […]

August 25, 2021By Chris Forrester

Dish Network joins HomeGrid Forum

HomeGrid Forum has welcomed US operator Dish Network as its newest Board Member. Dish provides television entertainment and technology to millions of customers with its satellite Dish TV and streaming Sling TV services. In 2020, the company became a nationwide US wireless carrier through the acquisition of Boost Mobile. Disg joined HomeGrid Forum to become […]

August 25, 2021

Report: STB initiative saves $2bn+ in energy costs

US consumers saved $2.2 billion (€1.9bn) in energy costs in 2020 thanks to a voluntary agreement between the pay-TV industry and energy efficiency advocates. The agreement, led by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), NCTA – The Internet & Television Association and CableLabs has cut energy usage of set-top boxes by more than half in the […]

August 24, 2021

DISH Q2 pay-TV subs down

US connectivity company DISH Network Corporation has reported revenue totalling $4.49 billion (€3.82bn) for the quarter ending June 30th, 2021, compared to $3.19 billion for the corresponding period in 2020. Net income attributable to DISH Network totalled $671 million for the second quarter 2021, compared to $452 million from the year-ago quarter. Diluted earnings per […]

August 9, 2021

DISH Adds HBO Max, HBO, Cinemax

DISH Network has announced that the HBO Max streaming platform, as well as the HBO and Cinemax premium networks are now available to DISH TV customers in the US through a new agreement with WarnerMedia. Tied to the launch and for a limited time, DISH is offering customers a 10-day free preview to access HBO […]

July 30, 2021

The Q bolsters original content offering

The Q, India’s fast growing Hindi general entertainment channel with presence across platforms continues to engage viewers with its compelling and clutter-breaking content through its multi-genre shows. With an aim to further strengthen and expand its library, The Q is all set to lure viewers with the addition of their first TV original – Crime Aur Kanoon, further […]

July 20, 2021