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  • Dish’s Sling TV Begins Inviting Users To Test Out Its $20/Month Streaming Video Service

    Dish’s Sling TV Begins Inviting Users To Test Out Its $20/Month Streaming Video Service

    Dish’s streaming video subscription service Sling TV will become available to consumers tomorrow, giving subscribers access to a small portion of live, traditional cable TV content for just $20 a month. With its launch, the service is also rolling out a series of apps for mobile phones, tablets, and streaming devices that hook into a subscriber’s TV. Read More

  • Dish Updates Its Hopper Set-Top Box With 4K Support, Streaming Video And Music Partners

    Dish Updates Its Hopper Set-Top Box With 4K Support, Streaming Video And Music Partners

    Dish has updated its Hopper set-top box to support higher-definition video. It’s also added a couple of streaming content partners from both the video and audio worlds. The new Dish Hopper will support 4K video and will work with all 4K TVs, the company announced at a press conference today. Read More

  • Dish Introduces Sling TV, Its Over-The-Top Alternative To The Cable Bundle

    Dish Introduces Sling TV, Its Over-The-Top Alternative To The Cable Bundle

    Dish is launching a new service today called Sling TV that will make live cable TV available in a subscription-based package for over-the-top viewing. The service, which will cost just $20 a month, is designed to appeal to the throngs of broadband users who for whatever reason don’t want to pay for a big cable package. Twenty years ago, Charlie Ergen took on the cable industry with… Read More

  • DISH TV Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

    DISH TV Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

    Another day, another major corporation accepting BTC. This time it’s DISH TV, a satellite TV provider that is working with Coinbase to accept bitcoin payments online. Why is this news? Well, considering Overstock is now accepting $15,000 a day in Bitcoin sales, there is clearly some demand for paying for goods and services in cryptocurrency. Is this a gimmick on DISH’s part… Read More

  • Dish Ships Super Joey, A TV Box That Records Eight Shows At Once

    Dish Ships Super Joey, A TV Box That Records Eight Shows At Once

    If you’re like me, when you and your brood of 16 children sit down to watch television of an evening, you end up at an impasse? Not everyone wants to watch the Duggars marathon for the fiftieth time and the little ones want to watch Disney while the older ones want to watch Faces of Death again. What to do? Thankfully, Dish announced that they’re finally shipping the Super Joey, a… Read More

  • Dish Introduces New Joey Set-Top Boxes And Dish Anywhere Apps For iOS, Android, And Kindle Fire

    Dish Introduces New Joey Set-Top Boxes And Dish Anywhere Apps For iOS, Android, And Kindle Fire

    Satellite TV provider Dish is expanding the number of ways that viewers can gain access to its content at CES this year. It’s doing that with support for live, recorded, and on-demand video streaming to iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire tablets and mobile devices through a new group of Dish Anywhere apps. It’s also launching a new “troop” of Joey set-top boxes, building… Read More

  • Blockbuster Gives Up On Retail And DVD-By-Mail Business

    DISH announced this morning that it will be closing down the remaining Blockbuster brick-and-mortar retail locations that it owns, and ending the company’s DVD-by-mail rental service. The decision was made about two-and-a-half years after the satellite TV organization bought the flailing DVD rental business for $228 million in cash. Dish said that while it’s shuttering stores, it… Read More

  • Dish Makes $25.5B Bid For Sprint To Snatch It Out Of Softbank’s Hands

    Dish Makes $25.5B Bid For Sprint To Snatch It Out Of Softbank’s Hands

    A dramatic turn of events in the ongoing story of U.S. carrier consolidation: Dish Network is launching a $25.5 billion bid for number-three carrier Sprint, amounting to $17.3 billion in cash and $8.2 billion in stock. If successful, the deal would effectively snatch Sprint out of the hands of Japanese carrier Softbank, which in October announced that it would pay $20.5 billion for a 70% stake… Read More

  • Aereo Looks To TV Providers, ISPs To Accelerate Growth

    Aereo Looks To TV Providers, ISPs To Accelerate Growth

    Aereo has a lot of plates spinning. The streaming TV startup just launched a huge marketing push in NY, along with the announcement of a $38 million funding round aimed at expansion to over 20 new cities in the coming months. And if that weren’t enough, Aereo is still in the midst of a fierce legal battle with network broadcasters. Still, the company continues to juggle its issues, not… Read More