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DISH MAY PROVIDE TV CHANNELS ONLINE

September 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Satellite may not be the only way DISH Network plans to deliver content to consumers in the future. It is now considering doing so via the Internet, according to AllThingsD.com columnist Peter Kafka. DISH is planning to employ the settop box developed by Roku, a company in which it has secretly invested, Kafka reported, citing sources familiar with the transaction. Kafka commented in his report, “I don’t know why [DISH] didn’t want to disclose its participation” in a $45-million investment round Roku raised in July. But a possible explanation is that DISH was spun off by Echostar, which currently produces the hardware for the DISH satellite service and other land-based digital TV services.