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Dish's Marketing Strategy Goes Big With Southwest Airlines Push Aggressive MSO boosts controversial Hopper with Sling

If you're on a Southwest Airlines flight between now and New Year's Eve, you're going to see a lot of Dish Network. The company logo will be on the waiting…

July 3, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

DirecTV Goes Trolling With Grey and Noam Murro Inside the monstrous new spot

IDEA: Lovable monsters have a proud history, from Shrek to Sesame Street. DirecTV adds another to the mix in a cinematic new spot from Grey, New York, one of three…

June 25, 2013, 12:19 AM EDT

Hearing on Satellite TV Act Turns Into State of Video Hearing Should the video marketplace be completely deregulated?

A hearing on a 25-year-old law law governing whether or not satellite TV services can carry out-of-market signals quickly broadened into a discussion on the state of video. “I’m open to…

June 12, 2013, 1:06 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: DirecTV Enjoy the world's tiniest car chase, in your hand and under foot

Riding the bus isn't boring—not when you can hallucinate a bunch of miniature cars engaged in a high-speed chase on the floor below you. At least, that's what DirecTV says it…

June 12, 2013, 10:37 AM EDT

DirecTV Throws Your Best Friend a Bone With DogTV Channel Come on, though, really?

People who unironically think of their dogs as children are probably a) not well and b) overjoyed about DirecTV's announcement that it will be carrying DogTV, a $6 per month…

April 10, 2013, 9:37 AM EDT

Malone’s Liberty Media Snaps Up Charter Stake Cable pioneer formerly known as “Darth Vader” locks in $2.6 billion deal

The cable pioneer who Al Gore once referred to as “Darth Vader” has fired up the tractor beam, as John Malone’s Liberty Media has snared a significant stake in Charter…

March 19, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT

Dish's Bostonians Celebrate Tiny Beer, Recliners and the Death of the TV Spot Latest ads for the Hopper

The Boston Guys return and local accents abound in Dish's cute campaign for its Hopper DVR with Sling, which lets users skip commercial blocks. That functionality has caused some controversy,…

February 12, 2013, 9:15 AM EST

Cowboys Thrilled for Dish Network's New Internet Service BFG 9000 circles the wagons

Dish Network has a thing for cowboys. Having aired several spots with cowboys last year advertising its Blockbuster Movie Pass, the satellite-TV provider goes back to the ranch in its…

October 9, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

Lawmakers Hope to Turn Off the Dark Senate Commerce committee hearing to assess impact of the Cable Act

This week’s Senate Commerce committee hearing on the Cable Act—the law often blamed for blackouts on cable and satellite TV—may not be the clash of the titans, but it will…

July 23, 2012, 12:03 AM EDT

Comcast Files Patent to Halt DVR Ad-Skipping Technology offers advertisers opposite of Dish Network's Ad Hop feature

Comcast is seeking a patent for new technology that will force subscribers who fast-forward through DVR-recorded shows to view advertising anyway, according to FierceCable, an online publication for cable network execs. The cable…

May 14, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT

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