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

DISH begins converting Western Arc to 8PSK

The discussion continues here.

Jun 04 2015 06:49 PM
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
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.

Join the discussion here

May 29 2015 09:44 AM
May 2015
Posted By: Scott Kocourek

DBSTalk First Look of the H44 Genie and External HDD
Read and discuss here

May 26 2015 01:36 PM
May 2015
Posted By: Stewart Vernon

Charter announces plan to buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House

In a deal that affects one in six American households, Charter Communications on Tuesday proposed a three-way merger with two other cable and broadband providers, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. If approved by government regulators, the combined company will stand next to Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon as a media giant that is shaping the future of television-watching and web-surfing.
See ongoing discussion here.

May 19 2015 08:28 AM
May 2015
Posted By: David Bott

X-Men - Days of Future Past - The ROGUE Cut 


The Version Fans Have Been Waiting For hits Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD July 14!


Includes an Alternate, Never-Before-Seen Cut and Nearly 90 Minutes of New Special Features, as well as the Theatrical Version


LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 19, 2015) – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will take you back in time for an all new experience as the X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut hits Blu-ray™ and DVD July 14. Fan-favorite mutant Rogue, played by Anna Paquin, finally joins the all-star cast, including Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Page, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, as they prepare to battle the Sentinels!


Full Press Release HERE

May 11 2015 03:59 PM
May 2015
Posted By: James Long

DISH Network Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) today reported revenue totaling $3.7 billion for the quarter ending March 31, 2015, compared to $3.6 billion for the corresponding period in 2014.

Net income attributable to DISH Network totaled $351 million for the quarter ending March 31, 2015, compared to $176 million from the year-ago quarter.

Details and discussion here.

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