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Hacking TV -- Episode# 0016

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.10.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week, a number of stories about how digital video means real money for big companies. T- Mobile subsidizes mobile viewing of Netflix. Dish Networ...

6 Cars That Totally Get Me

Brian Moody | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Brian Moody

It's one thing to find a great consumer product or service you really like to use, but it's another thing altogether to discover something so good t...

(VIDEO) Dish Opens Up Addressable TV To Real-Time Bids

Andy Plesser | Posted 10.26.2015 | Business
Andy Plesser

Three years after introducing an addressable TV advertising offering, satellite broadcaster Dish's ad sales division is now turning that play progra...

BLACKOUT: Dish Subscribers In 36 States Lose Access To Nearly 130 Stations

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 08.26.2015 | Media

(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp said subscribers have lost access to more than 100 local stations due to a distribution dispute with Sinclair Broadcast...

Can TV Save Local Media?

Jim Monroe | Posted 05.02.2015 | Media
Jim Monroe

Is it inevitable that TV stations suffer the same fate as their print counterparts? Will they too slash newsroom staffs, rely more and more on syndicated, national content and let advertisers encroach on editorial?

Dish Network CEO Stepping Down As Subscribers Drop

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2015 | Media

(Adds chief executive quotes, updates stock price) By Anya George Tharakan and Malathi Nayak Feb 23 (Reuters) - Co-found...

10 Most Hated Companies In America

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess & Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business

To be truly hated, a company must alienate a large number of people.

10 Most Hated Companies In America

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess & Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business

To be truly hated, a company must alienate a large number of people.

10 Most Hated Companies In America

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess & Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business

To be truly hated, a company must alienate a large number of people.

Timothy Stenovec

This Will Be The Best Year To Ditch Your Cable Subscription | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.16.2015 | Technology

One day we may look upon 2015 as the year that pay TV began embracing the cord cutter's dream: to pay only for the channels you actually watch. Ja...

Dish Network Unveils Video Streaming Service

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2015 | Media

By Jennifer Saba and Lisa Richwine (Reuters) - Dish Network Corp on Monday took the wraps off its long-anticipated video streaming servi...

Fox News Goes Dark On Dish Network

AP | By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 02.21.2015 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Dish Network subscribers were unable to watch Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network on Sunday when the channels were taken d...

New Deadline For Dish/CBS Deal

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2015 | Media

(Adds details) Dec 2 (Reuters) - CBS Corp said Dish Network Corp customers will lose access to the CBS broadcast network on Thursday...

A Bagful of Sugar Rot: Is Subscriber 'Support' Just Some Kind of Trick in the Pay-TV Provider Wars?

Marie Woolf | Posted 01.04.2015 | Media
Marie Woolf

When CNN and six other channels suddenly vanished from Dish Network on October 21 due to failed contract negotiations with content provider Turner Broadcasting, I decided to go along with the gag, for one of my masochistic little experiments in customer service.


Reuters | Posted 12.21.2014 | Media

(Corrects paragraph 9 and 11 to drop reference to price increases; corrects paragraph 10 to say Dish dropped AMC in 2012 over a legal dispute and no...

Matt Ferner

Fired Medical Marijuana Patient Makes His Case In State's Highest Court | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

Employers can still fire employees for marijuana use, even in states where it's legal. But one case heard in Colorado's Supreme Court Tuesday morning ...

Pot-Firing Case Hits State's High Court

AP | SADIE GURMAN | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Now, the state's highest court is considering whether workers'...

The Biggest Company Yet That Takes Bitcoin

AP | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dish Network Corp. says it will become the largest company yet to accept payment in bitcoin. The satellite TV comp...

Matt Ferner

One Man's Court Case Could Change Everything For Marijuana Users | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Brandon Coats, who is suing his former employer, Dish Network, for firing him in 2010 for using medical marijuana outside the office to treat his debi...

Coming Soon: A Netflix-Like Service For Disney Shows

AP | By RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.04.2014 | Technology

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a string of recent deals, cable and satellite providers are beginning to acknowledge a brutal truth that companies like Hulu...

Jon Ward

You Cannot Escape The Cyborg Campaign Ads Of The Future | Jon Ward | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Welcome to the future of inescapable campaign election ads. It's the fall of 2016 and a 20-something couple is sitting down to watch ...

Awesome Perk Comes To Southwest

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel

Southwest flights are about to feel a lot shorter. At last -- free in-flight TV! Beginning Tuesday, DISH Network is providing free access to live T...

Whose Brand Is It, Anyway?

Liz Ryan | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

"So anyway, that was my old company's policy," said the breathless guy on the phone, whose name turned out to be Phil. "They used to tell us that we c...

There's Something Crazy in the Air

Mike Montgomery | Posted 04.25.2013 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Bananas. That's the best way to describe the current state of the wireless industry. Absolutely bananas.

The End Of Sprint As We Know It?

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Dish Network Corp. is trying to snag U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel away from a Japanese suitor, the latest sign that satellite ...