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Apr 23 2015 05:34 PM
Apr 2015
Posted By: James Long

WeatherNation Launches on DISH Delivering 24/7 Weather Reporting

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DISH Network L.L.C. has launched WeatherNation®, a leading multi-format, local, regional and national television weather news service. The multi-year agreement includes a channel focused on national weather information as well as an interactive app that allows customers to quickly view their local weather.


Full press release and discussion here.

Apr 22 2015 06:43 PM
Apr 2015
Posted By: James Long

Motel 6 Selects DISH's smartbox™ to Deliver In-Room Entertainment to 500+ Properties

* Solution will deliver energy savings equivalent to more than 50 million pounds of CO2 emissions
* DISH service will reach all corporately owned and operated motels
* World Cinema to provide ongoing customer service
* DISH's smartbox brings scalability, space reduction and remote manageability

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Motel 6, one of the nation's largest motel chains, World Cinema, an industry leader in delivering satellite TV to hotels, and DISH Network L.L.C. have completed a multi-year agreement through which DISH and World Cinema will deliver HD satellite TV service and high speed internet access to the motel chain's more than 500 corporately owned and operated properties.


Complete press release and discussion here.

Apr 21 2015 02:43 PM
Apr 2015
Posted By: James Long

DISH and The Weather Channel Sign Multi-Year Renewal
Includes OTT streaming rights for live and Video-On-Demand content on Sling TV

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. & ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DISH Network L.L.C. and The Weather Channel have agreed to terms for a multi-year contract renewal that continues to provide DISH customers with access to The Weather Channel and its interactive app on Hopper® Whole-Home HD DVR and other select set-top boxes. The agreement includes over-the-top (OTT) streaming rights for live and Video-On-Demand content.

Complete press release and discussion here.

Apr 06 2015 01:14 PM
Apr 2015
Posted By: Stewart Vernon

DISH Expands Multi-Sport Pack with Launch of Outside Television


WESTPORT, Conn. & ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DISH Network L.L.C. and Outside Television today announced Outside Television will join DISH's Multi-Sport Pack of premium sports entertainment immediately, giving millions of active outside enthusiasts across the nation the opportunity to enjoy the popular action channel based on Outside Magazine and its acclaimed adventurist brand. Full press release here.


Discussion starts here.

Mar 31 2015 11:05 AM
Mar 2015
Posted By: James Long


DISH Network L.L.C., Major League Baseball (MLB) and MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) have reached a wide-ranging multi-year agreement that includes the launch of MLB EXTRA INNINGS on DISH, including authenticated access to the #1 LIVE streaming sports service, MLB.TV. The deal also sets the stage for in-market streaming of MLB games in the future. DISH and MLB Network also reached a multi-year renewal agreement for continued carriage of MLB Network and MLB Network Strike Zone, including digital rights for those channels on DISHAnywhere.com and via the DISH AnywhereTM app.

Press release and discussion here.

Mar 20 2015 10:06 AM
Mar 2015
Posted By: Athlon646464

Apple TV revamp coming in June with Siri and App Store
(engadget.com) - The company is reportedly planing to announce a new Apple TV at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June, according to Buzzfeed. And yes, sources say it'll pack in just about everything you've been hoping for: a real App Store, Siri-powered voice commands, and the usual spec bumps (including the new A8 processor and more storage). Nothing's confirmed just yet, but it certainly makes sense that we'll see a new Apple TV at WWDC, especially since we're hearing Apple's planning to debut its long-awaited TV service and Beats-powered streaming music service soon....

Mar 18 2015 04:42 PM
Mar 2015
Posted By: James Long

Sling TV Launches on Xbox One

* Xbox One users now have access to live sports, movie, lifestyle, family and news channels with Sling TV, including ESPN, AMC, Adult Swim and more
* Exclusive limited-time offers for new Sling TV customers on Xbox One
* Sling TV users can control their experience on Xbox One through Kinect voice and gesture control, Pinning and Snapping

Press Release and discussion here

Sling TV to Deliver A&E Network Channels by End of March

* A&E, HISTORY, H2 and Lifetime to join “Best of Live TV” core package priced at $20 per month
* “Lifestyle Extra” launches with truTV, Cooking Channel, DIY and WE tv, with FYI and LMN coming soon, priced at $5 per month
* “World News Extra” launches with Bloomberg TV, HLN, Euro News, France 24 and more, priced at $5 per month

Press Release and discussion here

Mar 11 2015 01:16 PM
Mar 2015
Posted By: Athlon646464

Feds accuse DirecTV of deceptive ads, seek millions in refunds
(LA Times) - Federal regulators on Wednesday accused satellite giant DirecTV of deceptive advertising for not clearly disclosing that a discounted 12-month package required a two-year contract that included a rate hike and large early cancellation fee.
The Federal Trade Commission said there were other misleading practices in DirecTV's offers regarding free premium channels and is seeking "many millions of dollars" in refunds.

Mar 11 2015 08:58 AM
Mar 2015
Posted By: Athlon646464

SolarCity and DIRECTV Make Solar Power More Accessible and Affordable to Homeowners Across the Country
LONG BEACH, Calif., March 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SolarCity® (NASDAQ: SCTY) and DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) are teaming up to make affordable solar power even more accessible for homeowners in major cities across the country. The two companies announced the first-of-its-kind program at DIRECTV's California Broadcast Center facility today in Long Beach where SolarCity recently installed a one-megawatt solar system....

Mar 04 2015 09:11 AM
Mar 2015
Posted By: Athlon646464

What We Know About AT&T/DirecTV’s Proposed Wireless Broadband Service
(consumerist.com) - Last fall, an AT&T exec claimed that if his company was allowed to merge with DirecTV it could deploy some sort of wireless data service that delivered around 15Mbps to rural customers, but since then there has been very little talk of what this service would actually look like or how and where it would be deployed. But a dig through regulatory filings on the merger turns up a little more info....

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