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  • 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

  • DISH Wins Bankruptcy Auction, Buys Blockbuster Assets For $228M In Cash

    DISH Network this morning announced that it was selected as the winning bidder in the bankruptcy court auction for substantially all of the assets of Blockbuster, which went belly up in September 2010. DISH’s winning bid was valued at approximately $320 million, but after adjustments for available cash and inventory and others, the company expects to end up paying approximately $228… Read More

  • Dish Network Claims Hulu Will Destroy The TV Industry. So What?

    Batten down the hatches, netizens! At a streaming media conference yesterday, Dish Network Vice-President of Online Content Development and Strategy, Bruce Eisen, said that sites like Hulu, which allow Internet users to watch certain television programming (and sometimes for free), may well destroy the television industry as we know it. That’s a bad thing if you’re Dish Network… Read More

  • Dish Network Subscribers Get Logitech Revue For Only $180

    As I said, it’s Logitech‘s day today, and now it’s time for other companies to piggyback on all the goodwill. Dish Network has two main bits of info for us this afternoon: one, that it’ll be selling the Logitech Revue, and two, that if you’re a subscriber you’re potentially looking at a nice little discount. Nothing wrong with that. Read More

  • DISH Network Ends Half-Cooked DTVPal DVR

    If you’ve never heard of the DTVPal DVR – or DTVPal tuner, don’t worry, you’re not alone. The DTVPal DVR was an interesting device that was a cross between a VCR and a DVR. VCR because it could record shows based on time – unlike the better TiVo model, where it records by show – and DVR because it was, well, digital. Read More