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DISH, AT&T strategic network services agreement

US connectivity company DISH has signed what it describes as a transformative, long-term strategic Network Services Agreement (NSA) with AT&T, making AT&T the primary network services partner for DISH MVNO customers. Through this agreement, DISH will provide current and future customers of its retail wireless brands, including Boost Mobile, Ting Mobile and Republic Wireless, access […]

July 19, 2021

Broadcom hit with FTC monopoly charge

The US’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a complaint charging Broadcom with illegally monopolising markets for semiconductor components used to deliver television and broadband Internet services through exclusive dealing and related conduct. The Commission has also issued a proposed consent order that would settle the Commission’s charges. Under the consent order, Broadcom must stop […]

July 5, 2021By Colin Mann

Comscore, DISH Media expanded cross-platform agreement

Cross-platform media evaluation specialist Comscore has agreed a new strategic partnership with DISH Media, extending its data licence to virtual multichannel programming distributor SLING TV. The agreement includes the continued cross-platform measurement of advanced advertising and content via Comscore TV products. The expanded licence agreement protects consumer privacy data and includes first-party matching rights to […]

April 23, 2021

DISH, AWS 5G connectivity collaboration

Connectivity company DISH Network Corporation (DISH) has selected cloud platform Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider and will construct its 5G network on AWS, part of a strategic collaboration agreement under which both companies will work to transform how organisations and customers, including AWS and Amazon, order and consume 5G services or […]

April 22, 2021

Dish sues Peloton, Icon and Lululemon

Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network is suing Peloton, Icon Health and athletic clothing firm Lululemon with allegations that they infringed patents for streaming. The writs, filed in Delaware and Texas federal courts, allege that the three businesses used streaming software owned by a Dish subsidiary company, developed for Dish’s Sling TV. The writs stated that the […]

April 15, 2021By Chris Forrester

Energy-saving STB agreement renewed

US industry trade bodies Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and NCTA – The Internet & Television Association (NCTA) have extended through 2025 the Voluntary Agreement for Ongoing Improvement to the Energy Efficiency of Set-Top Boxes. The agreement, which has already saved consumers $7 billion in energy costs and avoided 39 million metric tons of CO2 emissions […]

April 7, 2021

DISH selects Amdocs’ Optima for 5G services

Amdocs, a provider of software and services to communications and media companies, has announced that DISH Network Corporation has chosen Amdocs’ cloud-based billing system, Optima, to support enterprise and wholesale customers on its next-generation 5G network. “Amdocs Optima is a cloud-based platform that has the flexibility to support our 5G needs and can scale to […]

March 5, 2021

DraftKings apps integrated into DISH TV

DISH Network and DraftKings have announced a strategic agreement across DISH’s portfolio of brands to bring DraftKings’ sportsbook and daily fantasy experiences directly to DISH customers throughout the US, beginning with a DraftKings app integration on the DISH TV Hopper platform. The agreement also allows for subsequent DraftKings sportsbook and daily fantasy experiences with DISH […]

March 4, 2021

Reps pressure cable over Fox News

California Democrat Representatives Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney have written to cable, satellite and streaming companies calling on them to better combat disinformation – and they name Fox News, Newsmax and One America News Network as culprits. Both signatories are both on the powerful House Energy & Commerce Committee. The letter doesn’t call for the […]

February 22, 2021

DISH Network slows subs losses

US pay-TV broadcaster DISH Network has reported revenue totalling $4.56 billion (€3.7bn) for the quarter ending December 31st 2020, compared to $3.24 billion for the corresponding period in 2019. Net income attributable to DISH Network totalled $733 million for the fourth quarter 2020, compared to $389 million from the year-ago quarter. Net pay-TV subscribers decreased […]

February 22, 2021