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Dish To Offer IP Based Service Without The Dish?


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#1 OFFLINE   SayWhat?

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:52 AM

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

Dave Shull, Dish's chief commercial officer, said Dish's offering will target people ages 18 to 34 who live in apartment buildings, don't have multiple TV sets and “are looking at something that is lower-priced and doesn't come with the traditional pay TV commitment.” For Dish, that commitment usually means a two-year contract with a price increase in the second year. Long-term contracts allow the company to make a profit while covering the cost of launching and maintaining satellites, installing satellite dishes on roofs and putting set-top boxes in living rooms and dens. By delivering video over the Internet, Dish would probably be able to contain the cost of the new offering significantly.
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 06:30 PM

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).


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 09:12 AM

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.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:56 AM

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.

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:04 PM

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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