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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

Dish denied extra spectrum by Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court has decided not to examine an appeal application by Dish Network over the company’s pursuit of extra spectrum from the FCC’s 2014 AWS-3 (Advanced Wireless Services) auction. A report from New Street Research stated: “The Supreme Court denied the […] petition by Dish […] effectively ending Dish’s effort to gain control […]

July 5, 2023By Chris Forrester

Dish in talks with Amazon over US cellular

Charlie Ergen’s pay-TV business Dish is reportedly in talks with Amazon about using Ergen’s near-nationwide cellular coverage (and Ergen’s ‘Boost’ mobile service). Details about the new plans sold through Amazon’s US website could be announced as soon as June, according to the WSJ. Financial terms of any potential arrangement between Dish and Amazon were not […]

May 30, 2023By Chris Forrester

DISH Network confirms 300k affected by data hack

US pay-TV operator DISH Network has confirmed a recent ransomware attack which impacted 300,000 names, mostly employees. The confirmation of the attack, which happened in February, emerged in legal documents submitted to Maine’s Attorney General, and stated that while customer databases were unaffected the hackers accessed employee records during the cyber-attack. The initial attack caused […]

May 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

Dish TV orders Maxar satellite

Maxar Technologies, a provider of comprehensive space solutions and secure, precise, geospatial intelligence, has received an order for a direct broadcast satellite from Dish, designated ES XXV. This geostationary (GEO) communications satellite will be operated by Dish and deliver content across North America. ES XXV will be built on the Maxar 1300 series platform at […]

April 18, 2023

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