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Evoca NextGen TV goes live in Portland

NextGen television service Evoca has turned its service on in Portland, Oregon, providing sports, entertainment, news, and lifestyle programming. For $25 per month plus a receiver and no contract, Evoca subscribers will have access to 60+ channels, including live news, sports, and weather. Evoca’s channel lineup also includes ROOT Sports Northwest, which means Portlanders can […]

May 27, 2022

Dish Network: 52 week low

Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network pay-TV platform suffered a major stock-market hit on May 6th and damaged by news of a thumping 462,000 net subscriber loss during its Q1 trading. Dish’s share price fell 19.4 per cent by the close of trading, and a 52-week ‘low’ and with shares actually trading at $19.57 (compared with $47.05 […]

May 9, 2022By Chris Forrester

Sling TV on Amazon Echo Show 15

Amazon Echo Show 15 customers in the US can now stream Sling TV to watch live television and access its catalogue of more than 150,000 on-demand shows and movies. Viewers can get started by simply saying “Alexa, open Sling TV” and log-in to their account. Once in the app, users can request specific channels by […]

March 16, 2022

Law&Crime launches on DISH

Law&Crime has announced an agreement to launch on DISH Network in the US. Law&Crime will be available in DISH TV’s America’s Top 120 pack and higher. The network is already available on Verizon Fios as well as many other cable providers around the US, Bahamas and Virgin Islands in addition to most major OTT platforms […]

March 8, 2022

DISH Network loses 273,000 pay-TV subs in Q4

DISH Network, the US DTH broadcaster, has reported revenue totaling $4.45 billion (€3.98bn) for the quarter ending December 31st 2021, compared to $4.56 billion for the corresponding period in 2020. Net income attributable to DISH Network totaled $552 million for the fourth quarter 2021, compared to $733 million from the year-ago quarter. Diluted earnings per […]

February 24, 2022

Magnite launches Live Stream Acceleration

Magnite, the independent sell side advertising platform, has announced the launch of Live Stream Acceleration (LSA), a technology designed to help CTV publishers optimise their live inventory programmatically. Magnite says that LSA helps publishers more effectively monetise their supply, ensuring that ads are served in a timely manner without burdening their technical infrastructure. By leveraging […]

February 22, 2022

Survey: US sports viewers frustrated with ‘live’ streams

US sports viewers are frustrated with latency issues when watching a ‘live’ sporting event according to research conducted by Phenix, When shown a video that depicts delays at various intervals compared to the live feed at the stadium, US sports viewers were frustrated with the delays in the stream while watching the game. Of those […]

January 26, 2022

SLING TV now on VIZIO SmartCast

Connected entertainment platform specialist VIZIO has confirmed that live streaming service SLING TV is now available on VIZIO SmartCast TVs. VIZIO says that millions of SmartCast users across America can now access the SLING app to watch the live content they love, plus over 150,000 on demand shows and movies. With free channels such as […]

January 20, 2022

Dish and DirecTV: What about the satellites?

At the moment, any merger plan between Dish Network and AT&T’s DirecTV is just behind the scenes talk. But it could happen, and if so, how would the pair start saving cash? The usual synergy promises will trim head-count and the marketing and advertising budgets would be trimmed. But what about those orbital assets? The […]

January 18, 2022

LG brings more content to third-party smart TVs

LG Electronics will expand the availability of content streaming options for third-party TVs running its proprietary webOS platform. With the firmware update now rolling out, viewers with webOS TVs can access an enriched viewing experience with even more popular services to choose from. To expand access to its popular TV platform to more consumers worldwide […]

October 12, 2021