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BLOCKBUSTER ON DEMAND TO COMPETE AGAINST NETFLIX, AMAZON

February 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

DISH network, which has its own video-on-demand service, is restarting Blockbuster on Demand. It’s presumably a similar service as its own — only for those who do not subscribe to DISH. The service boasts “thousands” of movies, many of them released during the past year, that can now be accessed via smart TVs or through […]

DISH NAMED WORST COMPANY IN AMERICA TO WORK FOR

January 7, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Analyzing the complaints posted at GlassDoor.com, where people review the businesses where they are employed, the website 24/7WallSt.com has determined that the worst company in America to work for is DISH network. The website considered only companies that had a minimum of 300 employee reviews on GlassDoor, thereby narrowing the total number of companies surveyed […]

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 […]

DISH NETWORK’S ERGEN DEFENDS AD-SKIPPING DVR

June 8, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

DISH Network Chairman Charlie Ergen has indicated that his company introduced its Hopper ad-skipping DVR in an effort to level the playing field between traditional TV and Internet TV. In an interview with today’s (Friday) Wall Street Journal, Ergen said said that the advent of cheap or free Internet video threatens the pay-TV ecosystem and […]

DISH CLASHES WITH NETWORKS OVER AD-SKIPPING DVR

May 17, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Satellite-TV operator DISH appears unfazed by angry comments from TV network executives about its plans to roll out a new DVR, dubbed the Hopper, from Echostar that allows users to skip commercials automatically. DISH CEO Joe Clayton has told the New York Post that the company plans to triple its marketing budget for TV, radio, […]

HULU INTRODUCES NEW RESTRICTIONS

July 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Viewers who have cut the cord to traditional cable and satellite services hoping to watch most of their favorite shows on the video website Hulu the next day will be out of luck starting August 15, at least where Fox TV shows are concerned. That’s when the network says it will begin limiting next-day streaming […]

CNN LIVE COMING TO YOUR PHONE

July 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN announced on Monday that certain cable subscribers will be able to watch the news channel and its sibling HLN on their computers, iPads and smartphones live if they already are customers of one of five cable and satellite services. Although the two channels are owned by Turner Broadcasting, a division of Time Warner, the […]

TIVO — AS BIG (SMALL?) NOW AS IT WAS IN 2004

May 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

TiVo, which last week settled a lawsuit against DISH for $500 million and has other lawsuits alleging patent infringement pending, may find that those lawsuits are its best hope for continued survival. In an SEC filing on Tuesday, TiVo said that it lost an additional 88,000 subscribers in its last quarter. Some analysts have noted […]

FILM TO DEBUT IN THEATERS AND VOD ON SAME DAY

February 16, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Satellite service DISH Network said Tuesday that it will make The Resident, starring Hillary Swank, available on so-called premium video-on-demand on Friday, the same day that it debuts in movie theaters. Although some studios have discussed the possibility of releasing films on VOD while they are still in theaters, none has suggested a willingness to […]

OHIO COURT REJECTS SATELLITE OPERATORS’ CLAIMS

December 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In a 5-2 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled against satellite operators DirecTV and DISH Network, who had challenged a state sales tax that was imposed on them but not on their cable competitors. The court said that when the legislature imposed the tax in 2003 it took into consideration the differences between the […]

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