Advanced Television


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

DISH: 7 new 5G tower deals

As US connectivity company DISH constructs the nation’s first cloud-native, Open RAN-based 5G wireless network, the company has signed seven new tower agreements. These agreements, with Harmoni Towers, Mobilite, Parallel Infrastructure, Phoenix Tower International (PTI), Tillman Infrastructure, Tower Ventures and Vogue Towers, provide DISH access to more than 4,000 towers and wireless infrastructure assets coast […]

February 17, 2021By Colin Mann

DISH, Vertical Bridge 5G infrastructure deal

US connectivity company DISH Network Corporation and communications infrastructure specialist Vertical Bridge REIT have agreed a long-term deal granting DISH immediate access to Vertical Bridge’s extensive portfolio of towers, rooftops, utility transmission structures, billboards, convenience stores and other sites used for wireless infrastructure deployment. “Building a national 5G network requires an extensive presence across urban, […]

February 1, 2021

ViacomCBS, DISH deliver live addressable impressions

ViacomCBS and DISH Media have announced a significant breakthrough by delivering what they say is the first-ever addressable impressions within a live national broadcast via MVPD set-top box. Addressable ad replacement was successfully executed on a select number of live campaigns across DISH’s 9MM household footprint in certain CBS-owned-and-operated US markets, marking a major technical […]

January 15, 2021

BBiTV wins initial patent battle against AT&T, Dish, Amazon

A Texas court has ruled in favour of Broadband iTV Inc (BBiTV) in its patent actions against DirecTV/AT&T, Dish network and Amazon over the company’s VoD patents which used STB and cellular technology. The Austin Division of the US District Court for the Western District of Texas ruled that BBiTV’s patent infringement actions against the […]

December 23, 2020By Chris Forrester

Dish Network prices $2bn of bonds for 5G

Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network has priced an offering for $2 billion-worth of bonds. Dish, in connection with the offering, has also granted the initial purchaser a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $300 million in aggregate principal amount of the Notes. The Notes will mature on December 15th 2025. The Notes will not […]

December 21, 2020By Chris Forrester