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Dish Gets Mixed Ruling From Judge On Ad-skipping Feature

19th September 2013

The DISH satellite service won a partial victory Wednesday in its legal battle with ABC. A federal district court in New York rejected a request by the television network to issue an injunction barring DISH's...

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Dish Director Resigns Over Ergen's Alleged Conflict Of Interest

12th September 2013

An eight-year member of DISH network's board of directors resigned over the manner in which a bid for the bankrupt telecommunications company LighSquared was handled -- a bid that, if accepted, could result in millions...

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Bill Would Halt Tv Blackouts

10th September 2013

On Wednesday, the House subcommittee on communications and technology is due to take up a draft bill by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo that is aimed at eliminating blackouts during carriage disputes between broadcasters and cable, satellite,...

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Home Video Pulls Out Of Slump

6th August 2013

The down-trending home-video market, a worrisome factor for all of the Hollywood studios in recent years, is showing signs of life again. Home Media magazine, citing figures from DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, observed that...

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Cbs Standing Firm In Talks With Time Warner Cable

1st August 2013

CBS chief Les Moonves, who is facing down Time Warner Cable over retransmission fees, continued to talk tough during a second-quarter earnings call on Wednesday. Receiving fair value for our content is core to who...

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Dish Tries To Land Another Wireless Business

24th July 2013

DISH Network Chairman Charlie Ergen is trying a new tactic in his effort to compete with cable networks that are able to bundle wireless telephone services with video. After failing in his attempt to acquire...

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Report: Apple Tv To Skip Ads, Compensate Advertisers

16th July 2013

Apple is attempting to get the broadcast and cable networks to sign off on a plan that would allow users of its Apple-TV settop box to skip commercials on both live recorded shows automatically, Former...

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Dish Raises Its Bid For Clearwire

30th May 2013

DISH Network, which sees itself operating at a disadvantage against cable operators since it cannot bundle phone and Internet services along with its TV satellite service, appears determined to wage a battle to the death...

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Cord Cutting Is Real, Study Indicates

21st May 2013

It's no longer a potential threat to cable TV and satellite providers. People actually are canceling their subscriptions and getting their TV entertainment exclusively via the Internet. Daily Variety, in an article headlined Cord-Cutting: At...

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Dish To New Subscribers: Hbo Or Ipad?

16th May 2013

DISH, the satellite TV provider, which, like its cable competitors, has generally offered new subscribers big discounts for pay-TV channels, will, effective on May 22, begin offering them an alternative choice: a free Apple iPad...

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Will Dish Buy T-mobile?

11th April 2013

With $10 billion in cash, DISH Network now has accumulated the most money among all U.S. TV and phone providers, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday. The cash pile has touched off increasing speculation that company...

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Chernin Wants To Buy Hulu At A Fire-sale Price

8th April 2013

Former News Corp. president Peter Chernin has submitted an offer of about $500 million to buy Hulu, the video website co-owned by NBCUniversal, Disney/ABC, and News Corp/Fox, Reuters reported on Sunday, citing sources familiar with...

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Analyst: Cable Operators Likely To Welcome Aereo

3rd April 2013

Cable companies could find that they have a mighty ally, Barry Diller's Aereo, in their battle with broadcasters over retransmission fees -- at least in the short run, BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield observed in a...

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Directv Loses Subscribers, Increases Profits

15th February 2013

While some analysts have expressed concern about the growing churn rate at satellite operators DISH and DirecTV as customers opt for cable-TV packages that also include high-speed Internet and telephone services, DirecTV indicated on Thursday...

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Dish Using Ads For Hopper Dvr -- Which Skips Ads

12th February 2013

DISH Network is using advertisements to tout its anti-advertisement technology, Auto Hop. The campaign features a demonstration of the new Hopper DVR with Sling that allows DISH's subscribers not only to watch programs they have...

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Blockbuster On Demand To Compete Against Netflix, Amazon

6th February 2013

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...

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Dish Turns Ipads Into Remotes -- And More

7th January 2013

DISH Network, the satellite TV service, has launched a free app for the iPad that, when used in conjunction with its commercial-skipping Hopper DVR, eliminates the need for a remote. While the Hopper can only...

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Dish Named Worst Company In America To Work For

7th January 2013

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...

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Twc Dumps Current Tv After Sale To Al-jazeera

3rd January 2013

Within hours of learning that Al Jazeera had acquired Current TV, Time Warner Cable pulled the plug on the channel, replacing it with a message reading This channel is no longer available. The cable company...

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Judge's Ruling Suggests Dish's Autohop Likely To Survive

13th November 2012

JUDGE'S RULING SUGGESTS DISH'S AUTOHOP LIKELY TO SURVIVE

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Judge's Ruling Suggests Dish's Autohop Likely To Survive

13th November 2012

DISH network has removed the redacted words from federal Judge Dolly Gee's ruling last week denying Fox Broadcasting Co. a preliminary injunction that would have halted its distribution of DVRs that automatically skip commercials on...

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Judge Won't Get In The Way Of Dish's Hopper -- For Now

8th November 2012

DISH Network has won its first battle against television networks that are attempting to block the further marketing and distribution of its Hopper DVR feature, which allows users to skip commercials automatically on previously recorded...

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Moonves May Yank Cbs Off Dish Network

13th September 2012

CBS chief Les Moonves vowed on Wednesday to yank his network's programming off DISH network if the satellite distributor continues to offer its Hopper DVR to subscribers. "Hopper cannot exist," Moonves said at an investors...

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Movie Reviews The Words

7th September 2012

Maybe in the environment of a theater showing art-house fair, The Words would have received more positive words from critics. Betsy Sharkey in the Los Angeles Times writes that it "tries too hard to be...

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Tribune's Wpix Remains Dark In New York

20th August 2012

Another week and another stand-off between a cable or satellite distributor and a content provider. In this case, it's New York-based Cablevision versus Tribune Corp, which owns WPIX in New York and WPHL in Philadelphia,...

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Report Dish To Offer High-speed Internet Service

16th August 2012

For years, satellite services have been held back by a significant handicap in their competition with cable providers they have been unable to offer customers high-speed Internet services. That may be about to change. According...

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Cameron Diaz Throws Baby Shower For Drew Barrymore

10th August 2012

Cameron Diaz has thrown a baby shower for Drew Barrymore.The 39-year-old actress put on a backyard baby shower, complete with bouncy castle for the kids, at her home in Los Angeles last week, which saw...

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Amc Not Likely To Return To Dish Network

9th August 2012

In the past, carriage disputes between cable networks on the one hand and satellite and cable distributors on the other have eventually ended in victory for the content producers and an increase in monthly fees...

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Dish Says Autohop Dvr Already A Winner

9th August 2012

DISH Network's Hopper DVR, which allows viewers to automatically skip commercials on TV shows that they have recorded, has become a huge hit for the company, CEO Joe Clayton claimed in a conference call with...

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'Carb Queen' Drew Barrymore

30th July 2012

Drew Barrymore is a ''carb queen''.The 37-year-old actress - who is expecting her first child with husband Will Kopelman - admitted she is addicted to carbohydrates and dislikes fancy food.She told Food & Wine magazine:...

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