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  • Artemis Is Leasing Spectrum From Dish Network To Test Fiber-Like LTE

    Artemis Is Leasing Spectrum From Dish Network To Test Fiber-Like LTE

    Last summer, Dish Network filed with the FCC to allocate enough spectrum in the Bay Area to roll out some kind of service. Today, Artemis CEO Steve Perlman confirmed the startup is leasing spectrum from Dish for two years in order to “beta test” pCell technology in the real world. Read More

  • Why The Least-Talked-About Aspect Of The Dish Sling TV Is The Most Important One

    Why The Least-Talked-About Aspect Of The Dish Sling TV Is The Most Important One

    Among the many new technology products and services revealed at this year’s CES, perhaps none has gotten more press coverage than Dish’s new Sling TV service. As multiple outlets have reported, this $20 per month subscription service gives subscribers access to TNT, TBS, CNN, Food Network, HGTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, the Disney Channel, ESPN and ESPN2 — without the… Read More

  • Dish Network Chairman Said To Be Seeking A Merger With T-Mobile USA

    Dish Network Chairman Said To Be Seeking A Merger With T-Mobile USA

    Say what you will about Dish Networks, but the Colorado company’s brass has some moxie. The satellite media service provider has been trying for years now to link up with notable national wireless carrier to help operate a mobile service to sell alongside its current offerings, and according to a recent report from Bloomberg, Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen has approached T-Mobile… Read More

  • Dish Network’s Hopper DVRs Can Now ‘Auto Hop’ Through Commercials

    Dish Network’s Hopper DVRs Can Now ‘Auto Hop’ Through Commercials

    Tell me if this sounds familiar — you’re sitting on a couch watching television, and the commercial breaks seem way longer than the snippets of the show you’re actually trying to watch. As it turns out, some Dish Network customers have been granted a bit of respite from that advertising onslaught. Users who have their living rooms tricked out with the company’s Hopper… Read More

  • AT&T Eyeing Up Dish Network For Potential Acquisition?

    AT&T Eyeing Up Dish Network For Potential Acquisition?

    Shortly before the AT&T/T-Mobile merger came to its ignominious end, Dish Network CEO Joseph Clayton casually expressed his interest in a partnership with T-Mobile as a means of bringing wireless voice service to Dish customers. Those plans may not pan out if AT&T has anything to do with it. A new report from Bloomberg indicates that AT&T is apparently so hard up for additional… Read More

  • No AT&T, No Problem: Dish Network Open To Partnership With T-Mobile

    No AT&T, No Problem: Dish Network Open To Partnership With T-Mobile

    It looks like AT&T and T-Mobile aren’t the only ones preparing for all contingencies: Dish Network CEO Joseph Clayton said in an interview with Bloomberg that if the pending merger were to fail, he would consider striking up a partnership with T-Mobile. Strange move, no? Not necessarily — Dish Network picked up some wireless spectrum on the cheap when they acquired DBSD and… Read More

  • Blockbuster Movie Pass: Dish Network’s $10/Month Answer To Netflix

    Blockbuster Movie Pass: Dish Network’s $10/Month Answer To Netflix

    Dish Network has the answer to Netflix: Blockbuster. The company bought the bankrupt Blockbuster six months ago at auction for $228 million and apparently wasted no time integrating Blockbuster’s current streaming service into Dish’s satellite TV plans. The Blockbuster Movie Pass is a complete media rental service and features streaming movies and TV shows along with movies and… Read More

  • Former Sirius CEO Joseph Clayton Takes Over The Reins From Ergen At DISH

    Satellite TV and video-on-demand company DISH Network this morning announced today that Joseph P. Clayton has been named the company’s president and chief executive officer and has been appointed to its board of directors, effective June 20, 2011. The company’s iconic co-founder, Charles Ergen, will step down from his operational role at the helm of the company but remain as… Read More

  • DISH And EchoStar Settle Patent Litigation With TiVo, Agree To Pay $500 Million

    DISH Network and EchoStar this morning announced that they’ve agreed to pay TiVo $500 million to settle all of their ongoing patent litigation with the digital video recorder company. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, DISH and EchoStar will initially cough up $300 million, with the remaining $200 million distributed in six equal annual payments between 2012 and 2017. Read More