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Dish To Offer IP Based Service Without The Dish?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by SayWhat?, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    Cross posted from the Disney thread. Reading further it looks like this could be very interesting if the pricing is competitive.


    http://triblive.com/business/headlines/5703932-74/dish-service-deal
     
  2. Michael P

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    I hope we can get credit for singing up new subscribers to this service like we can now for the "traditional" service. I know some now at work who only used streaming for his TV (outside of the locals which he gets OTA).
     
  3. phrelin

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    Don't tell anyone over in the Disney thread where I'm expressing what I think we've lost in the Disney agreement, but this side of the agreement may be a positive because I'm only a few years away from our redwood trees effectively blocking access to the Dish satellites (they already block the DirecTV satellites).

    This might give me an alternative to Xfinity TV, albeit they are a long way from having agreements in place with all the media content companies. Of course, right at the moment the only way I could get it is through my Xfinity (Comcast) ISP. I'll be following this plan carefully.
     
  4. phrelin

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    One idle and trivial thought crossed my mind. Too bad Dish is no longer Echostar. Somehow having internet TV service from Dish just doesn't sound as exotic or descriptive as it would have been using a dishless service from Echostar, which somehow sounds like the name of a Disney movie.
     
  5. SayWhat?

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    Who knows, they may run it under Echostar or create a new name like they did for the satellite ISP. Or they may run it under that name.

    I just hope they don't take the "who live in apartment buildings," bit too seriously. I'd rather they focus on providing alternative cover to rural areas via a WISP type service with all that spectrum they've gobbled up.
     

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