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Aug 26 2015 04:50 PM
26
Aug 2015
Posted By: James Long


DISH and Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. Finalizing Long-Term Deal; Stations to Be Restored

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DISH Network L.L.C. and Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. have reached an agreement in principle that will form the basis of a long-term retransmission consent agreement for carriage of Sinclair's local channels in 79 markets nationwide. Restoration of Sinclair signals to DISH's system is underway.

 

The discussion continues here.


Aug 25 2015 09:14 PM
25
Aug 2015
Posted By: Stewart Vernon


Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. Chooses to Initiate Largest Local Channel Blackout in History of Television and Intentionally Exploit Millions of Innocent Consumers, Says DISH

 

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Despite reaching an agreement on rates and all other terms for the carriage of the Sinclair local stations, DISH said that this afternoon Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. chose to begin the largest local channel blackout in the history of television, blocking DISH customers' access to 129 local channels in 79 markets across 36 states and the District of Columbia, and intentionally harming and exploiting millions of innocent consumers to gain negotiating leverage for carriage of an unrelated cable channel that it hopes to acquire but does not own today.

 

See the existing thread for further details and the full press release.


Aug 10 2015 04:16 PM
10
Aug 2015
Posted By: James Long


AT&T to stream NFL Sunday Ticket

DIRECTV, now part of the AT&T family, and the NFL, have significantly expanded the availability of NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV to more fans, on more devices, so millions of customers who are unable to install a satellite dish can still watch every live out-of-market NFL game, every Sunday afternoon.

The exclusive, live streaming version of the popular NFL SUNDAY TICKET subscription service is available to consumers living in an apartment, condominium or townhome who are not now receiving DIRECTV service. NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV is also available to consumers who were not able to install a DIRECTV dish at their home due to an obstruction or other restriction. Active students at four-year universities nationwide can buy NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV U at an exclusive student price.

More information here.

Aug 05 2015 05:28 PM
5
Aug 2015
Posted By: James Long


DISH Network Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Details and press release available here

Jul 29 2015 07:25 PM
29
Jul 2015
Posted By: James Long


DishLATINO Launches "ZONA FÚTBOL," a Platform to Enhance the Soccer-Viewing Experience

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DishLATINO today launched "ZONA FÚTBOL," a platform that combines features and programming to enhance the soccer viewing experience, making it easy for fans to find their team, check scores, watch up to six games at once, enjoy the action on the go and connect with other fans via social media from their TV screen. The experience is available to all DishLATINO customers with the Hopper DVR and comes at no additional cost.

See the full press release here.

Jul 24 2015 05:04 PM
24
Jul 2015
Posted By: James Long


FCC Grants Approval of AT&T-DIRECTV Transaction
 
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2015 – Today, the Federal Communications Commission grants – with conditions – approval of the transfer of control of licenses and authorizations from DIRECTV to AT&T Inc. (AT&T). The approval will allow AT&T to acquire DIRECTV and merge the two companies into one combined entity. An Order detailing the Commission’s reasoning and the conditions will be issued shortly.

AT&T Completes Acquisition of DIRECTV

DALLAS, July 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T Inc. T, +2.15% has completed its acquisition of DIRECTV. The newly combined company – the largest pay TV provider in the United States and the world – will offer millions of people more choices for video entertainment on any screen from almost anywhere, any time.


The discussion continues here.

Jun 18 2015 10:45 AM
18
Jun 2015
Posted By: James Long


Top Colombian Broadcaster Caracol Internacional Joins DishLATINO Channel Lineup

DishLATINO yesterday added Caracol Internacional, the leading broadcast network in Colombia, to its programming lineup. The channel brings a variety of culturally-relevant news and entertainment to Colombians and other Latin Americans living in the U.S.

Press release and discussion here.

Jun 10 2015 04:43 PM
10
Jun 2015
Posted By: James Long


DISH begins converting Western Arc to 8PSK

The discussion continues here.

Jun 04 2015 06:49 PM
4
Jun 2015
Posted By: James Long


Sling TV Launches “Sling Latino” with Top Spanish Channels, Country-Specific Options

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sling TV is launching the “Sling Latino” brand, a live and on demand, over-the-top streaming service, giving Spanish-speaking and bilingual viewers more choice in TV content. Starting today, viewers can select from two base packages, “Paquete Total” (22 channels for $12 per month) or “Paquete Esencial” (16 channels for $7 per month), each with live and on-demand content ranging from sports and general entertainment to movies and family programming.

Read the press release and discuss here.

Jun 04 2015 10:52 AM
4
Jun 2015
Posted By: James Long


Dish Network in Merger Talks With T-Mobile US

Dish Network Corp. is in talks to merge with T-Mobile US Inc., people familiar with the matter said, a deal that would accelerate a wave of consolidation across the U.S. media and communications industries.

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