Dish Network Launches One World Sports Channel

Dish Network has launched One World Sports (OWS), providing Asian sports in the United States. “As the nation’s largest provider of international channels, Dish Network is proud to be the […]

Dish Asks FCC To OK Wireless Network Plan

In a filing late Monday, Dish asked the FCC to let it use the wireless spectrum of satellite company TerreStar Corp., which it bought last year out of bankruptcy, for ground-based broadband service.

Dish Spending Big To Revamp Its Business

By buying Blockbuster and paying almost $3 billion for broadband spectrum, the nation’s third-largest pay-TV service provider plans to become a Netflix rival and a player in wireless communications.

Fox Delays Free Web Access To New Episodes

Starting Aug. 15, the Fox network will limit next-day streaming of its shows to paying customers of approved cable and satellite distributors. ABC is considering a similar move, suggesting that the online television ecosystem may be changing.

Dish Cornering Market On Satellite Broadband

Dish Network Corp. Chairman Charlie Ergen is amassing substantial assets in satellite broadband. On June 14, Dish agreed to buy TerreStar Corp.’s TerreStar Networks. Dish is also poised to get bankruptcy court approval for its $1.38 billion purchase of satellite-terrestrial broadband provider DBSD North America. And on June 8, Ergen-controlled EchoStar also bought satellite broadband company Hughes Communications Inc., which sells wireless service direct to consumers, among other things. What he plans to do with the assets remains a matter of speculation.

Dish Network Offers $1.38 Billion For TerreStar

New Dish CEO: More Acquisitions Ahead

Incoming CEO Joe Clayton says that recent acquisitions provided the framework for a model that will transform Dish’s video delivery business.

Dish Wants Marketing Lift From Blockbuster

After acquiring Blockbuster for $320 million, out of bankruptcy court, Dish Network is using the new asset as a marketing tool. It’s offerning new subscribers three months of Blockbuster’s mail service for free.

Joseph Clayton Named Dish Network CEO

The former Sirius Radio chairman takes over the president-CEO post at the satellite TV provider from Charie Ergen, who will continue as chairman.

Disney Sues Dish Over Free Starz Offer

Walt Disney Co. filed a copyright suit against satellite television operator Dish Network Corp. for distributing popular movies including Disney’s Toy Story 3 and Alice in Wonderland on a free tier for Dish subscribers.

QUARTERLY REPORT

Dish Net Income More Than Doubles In 1Q

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Dish Network, the nation’s second-largest satellite TV broadcaster, is reporting that its first-quarter net income more than doubled to beat Wall Street analysts’ expectations. The Englewood, […]

Dish, EchoStar To Pay $500M TiVo Settlement

TiVo first sued Dish and EchoStar in 2004 for infringing on patents covering its “Time Warp” digital video recorder technology.

Court Upholds Dish Contempt Filing

A U.S. appeals court upheld on Wednesday a finding that EchoStar Corp. was in contempt of a patent infringement injunction involving TiVo Inc. technology, raising hopes the long legal battle could end with a TiVo victory.

RETRANS WARS

Dish Network, Journal At Odds Over Retrans

Journal Broadcast Group, which owns 13 television stations, has a retransmission-consent agreement for its stations with Dish Network that expires on April 28, Journal Communications Inc. CEO Steve Smith told analysts Tuesday. Journal has a plan to communicate to its viewers information on the Dish Network talks “as well as alternatives,” Smith said.

Satellite Ops Want Piece Of FCC Broadband Fund

Dish To Keep About 600 Blockbuster Stores Open

Starz May Get Ratings Help From Dish Giveaway

Dish Network Buying Blockbuster For $320M

Charlie Ergen just added another kind of home entertainment business to satellite operator Dish Network, picking up Blockbuster in a bankruptcy court auction with a bid worth about $320 million.

RETRANS WARS

LIN Stations Back On Dish In 17 Markets

The station group and satellite TV operator came to terms on a new retransmission consent deal over the weekend, ending an eight-day disruption of service involving 27 LIN stations in 17 markets. Terms were not disclosed.

RETRANS WARS

Dish Subs Lose LIN Stations In 17 Markets

LIN Media and Dish Network failed to reach a retransmission consent deal prior to Friday midnight deadline, resulting in loss of 27 LIN stations in 17 markets. “LIN Media is simply being greedy,” says Dish in a statement.

Dish Net Loses Subscribers, Shares Down

Satellite television provider Dish Network Corp. posted deeper-than-expected subscriber losses for the fourth quarter as many customers canceled service after a dispute with Fox Network in October blacked out sports programs.

Dish Restores 3 Chambers Stations In Oregon

Dish Network has reached a new programming agreement with Chambers Communications Corp., restoring KEZI Eugene, KDRV Medford and KOHD Bend that had been missing from its lineup since mid-December.

RETRANS WARS

Comcast Girds For Carriage War With Dish

Comcast-owned cable channels E! and Style released a statement on Thursday indicating that they could have their signals pulled off of Dish Network after Friday, when their current carriage deal with the satellite service expires.

RETRANS WARS

Oregon Stations Go Dark On Dish

Dish Network said Thursday that Chambers Communications pulled its ABC affiliates in Bend, Eugene, Klamath Falls and Medford, Ore., from the satellite service at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 16 after the two could not reach an agreement.

Dish Network Throws Hat Into 3D Ring

Dish Offers Full TV Everywhere iPad Service

Dish Network says it is now the first pay TV service to provide full “TV Everywhere” service — all its channels and programming — on the iPad.

Dish Net Launches ‘TV Everywhere’ App

Dish Network on Thursday launched a “TV Everywhere” service that gives customers access to their subscribed channels on their smartphones, laptops and tablets. The service requires a $99 Sling adapter and a DVR or a DVR with Sling built in. Subscribers also need to download a free Dish remote-access program on to their device. There are no additional monthly service fees to access the content.

QUARTERLY REPORT

Dish Network Profit, Sales Beat Estimates

Dish Network Corp., the second-biggest U.S. satellite television operator, posted higher-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue on Friday, as existing customers spent more on its services.

RETRANS WARS

Fox And Dish Reach Carriage Agreement

The month-long dispute over programming fees between Dish Network and News Corp. is over. The two companies announced Friday that they have reached a distribution and carriage agreement restoring FX, National Geographic Channel, and Fox’s 19 regional sports networks to the satellite provider. It also averts further programming blackouts. Dish’s contract to carry dozens of local Fox TV stations was set to expire at midnight on Sunday.