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Topic: DISH Network

Dish Network Makes $25.5 Billion Bid for Sprint

Combined company would address consumer demand for bundled services

Satellite TV provider Dish Network proposed a $25.5 billion merger with Sprint Nextel this morning in a bid to drive out competition from Japanese carrier Softbank, which in October offered…

Legacy Cable Operators in Austin Are Terrified of Google Fiber

Roughly 70 times faster

The power dynamic will not shift overnight, but the newly announced launch of Google Fiber in the tech-savvy gulch that is Austin, Texas, has legacy cable operators shaking in their…

Austin Is Next Market to Host Google Fiber

Ultra-high-speed Internet, 200-channel TV service rolls out in 2014

Google on Tuesday confirmed that it has selected Texas’ capital city as the next market for its high-speed Internet service. Just days after rumors began to circulate that Austin was the…

Dish: CBS Demanded Big Bang's Kaley Cuoco Remove Hopper Tweet

Another controversy is used to promote ad skipper

Never missing an opportunity to slam broadcasters in order to promote the Hopper, Dish lashed out Thursday at CBS for demanding that The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco remove from…

DISH Circumvents Fox Refusal to Air Hopper Ads

Hopper logo to take over Daytona 500 car

Leave it to Charlie Ergen's DISH Network to figure out a way to hop right over network TV's refusal to air ads for the Hopper. This Sunday, viewers will see the…

We Can Work It Out: DISH Network Not Spoiling to Fight Disney

As lawsuits pile up, carriage deal with ABC, ESPN set to expire

While the expiration of their carriage deal with ABC and ESPN is looming on the horizon, DISH Network executives said they aren’t spoiling for a fight with Walt Disney Co. Speaking…

Facebook Eying Movies, Books, TV as Next Dominant Social Content

Discussing plans with Dish Network, Comcast

Outside of photos and status updates, Facebook's original shareable content was game activity. So-and-so just planted a new crop, etc. Next Facebook rolled out the Like button, and news articles…

Will ABC and Univision’s Cable News Channel Sell?

Alphabet net to manage Fusion ad inventory in the near term

If you’re looking to buy time on Fusion, ABC and Univision’s new joint venture English-language news and lifestyle channel, you’ll need to look up ABC’s president of sales and marketing,…

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,…

Al Jazeera's Fledgling Sports Net Refines Its Ground Game

BeIN taps TBWA\Chiat\Day to forge a brand identity

In its bid to become a bona fide player in the U.S., the fledgling network beIN Sport has a lot going for it: deep pockets (thanks to the backing of…

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