All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Dish Network’

Dish Adds Netflix App To Its Box

Dish just became the first major pay-TV provider in the U.S. to integrate Netflix. The company announced that the Netflix app is now available on its second-generation Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR box. Dish customers will now be able to stream Netflix content from the same hardware they use for their regular TV viewing. They’ll still have to have a separate …

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Dish Network Expands High-Definition Programming on Heels of Disney Deal

On March 18 DISH Network LLC announced that its customers would soon be able to view four popular channels – ESPNU, ESPNews, Disney East, and ABC Family – in high-definition (HD.) The company marketed the announcement heavily to college basketball fans by posting team-specific memes on its Twitter and Facebook accounts featuring new mascot Hopper the Kangaroo: “With the first …

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Sprint, Dish Continue Merger Talks With Waiver From SoftBank

Sprint Nextel has been in negotiations with SoftBank for a $20 billion merger since last October. However, Dish Network swooped in earlier this month with a $25 billion offer for Sprint, making things much more complicated. Sprint is currently in the process of evaluating each offer, while Dish is adamant that its offer is superior to SoftBank’s. Today, Sprint announced …

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$25 Billion Offer From Dish A 13% Premium Over SoftBank’s Sprint Offer

As previously reported, Dish Network announced a proposal on Monday to merge with Sprint Nextel in a deal worth $25.5 billion. According to Dish, the offer is a 13% premium over the pending acquisition by SoftBank announced last year. In a letter to Sprint Nextel Chairman of the Board, James Hance, Jr., Dish chairman Charlie Ergen wrote, “We are offering …

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Dish Network Proposes $25.5 Billion Sprint Nextel Merger

Dish Network proposed a $25.5 billion merger with Sprint Nextel on Monday. Under the proposal, which has been submitted to the Sprint Nextel Board of Directors, Sprint shareholders would get $7.00 per share. The proposal is designed to upstage the pending $20.1 billion acquisition form Softbank, which has yet to close. Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen said, “The Dish proposal …

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Kaley Cuoco Under Fire For Dish Tweet

Kaley Cuoco, one of the stars of “The Big Bang Theory”, has found herself in some hot water recently after tweeting an endorsement for Dish Network. Seems her bosses over at CBS don’t like it when one of their stars helps out a company they’re in litigation with. Dish Network has been locked in a battle not just with CBS, …

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Dish Holds a Wake For TV Commercials, Launches the “Hopper” Nationwide

Dish today announced that its “Hopper” DVR with Sling is now available for all customers in the U.S. While other DVRs allow TV watchers to fast-forward through annoying ads, the Hopper “autohop” feature allows Dish customers to skip entire commercial breaks with the press of a button. This doesn’t sit well with content creators, and both Fox and CBS have …

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Dish Channel Guide App For iPad Released

Dish Network today introduced a new app for iPad that allows subscribers to search through the Dish channel line-up and share their TV viewing habits across social networks. The Dish Explorer app will be available today in the Apple App Store. For use with the Dish “Hopper” DVR, the app includes remote-control features that allow subscribers to navigate the channel …

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Google And Dish Network Reportedly In Wireless Talks, Which Could Amount To Nothing

Google and Dish Network have been talking about launching a wireless service that would compete with AT&T, Verizon and the like, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The report cites “people familiar with the discussions,” with one of them admitting that the talks are not advanced, and that they “could amount to nothing”. The people also reportedly …

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Walking Dead Back, Dish Network Customers Rejoice

As previously reported, AMC and Dish Network have finally settled litigation, and reached a deal to get the channel back on Dish for its many customers. Since the satellite provider lost the channel, there have been numerous angry customers, and the whole thing undoubtedly caused many to leave the service. Fans of shows like The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Mad …

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Dish Network Finally Has AMC Again

Dish Network and AMC have finally worked out a deal that once again makes the channel available to Dish subscribers. Cablevision Systems Corporation and AMC Networks announced on Sunday that they have settled litigation with Dish Network, filed in the New York Supreme Court and related to VOOM HD. Dish has agreed to pay a cash settlement of $700 million …

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Dish Network Avoids Losing Gannett Channels

While terms were not disclosed, Dish Network and Gannett were able to reach an agreement to keep Dish from losing Gannett channels, including ABC, CBS and NBC-affiliated stations in 19 cities. The two companies had a deal in place that expired at midnight on Sunday, but the two were able to reach an agreement on Monday. Dish Network issued the …

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