Advanced Television


DISH chooses Nokia to build US 5G network

Nokia has announced that DISH Network has chosen Nokia’s cloud-native, standalone Core software products to help it build a fully-automated, cloud-native 5G network in the US with high-level scale, performance, and efficiency. The deal follows months of joint testing as Nokia and DISH proved their respective “any cloud” capabilities in multiple cloud environments, along with […]

September 14, 2020

NFL and DISH reach new multi-year agreement

NFL Media and DISH Network have announced that the two parties have reached a new carriage agreement for NFL Network and NFL RedZone in the US. Distribution of both networks was restored on DISH TV and Sling TV (as part of the Sling TV Blue package) in time for the first Sunday of the 2020 […]

September 14, 2020

AT&T looks to sell DirecTV

AT&T has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs to advise it on a sale of its DTH pay-TV operation DirecTV. AT&T bought DirecTV back in 2015 and – including the operator’s borrowings – paid some $67 billion overall ($49 billion plus debts). But the AT&T purchase happened with the rise and rise of rival content bouquets […]

September 1, 2020By Chris Forrester

DISH closes Boost Mobile deal

US pay-TV operator and wireless carrier DISH has completed its $1.4 billion (€1.24bn) acquisition of cellco Sprint’s prepaid brand Boost Mobile, officially entering the retail wireless market, serving more than nine million customers and advancing the build of what it says will be the nation’s first standalone 5G network. “Today, we are proud to welcome […]

July 2, 2020

Dish Network prices $1bn debt borrowing

Charlie Ergen’s move into cellular telephony is proving to be costly. A $1 billion debt offering of Senior Notes by Dish Network has been priced at 7.35 per cent. The debt is due for repayment by 2028. As a comparison last week SES offered a €400 million Eurobond, also due for repayment in 2028, and […]

June 29, 2020