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Hopper 3 Update

As March Madness begins, Hopper update lets Dish users watch 4 channels on one screen

By on March 17, 2016 at 2:42 PM.

As March Madness begins, Hopper update lets Dish users watch 4 channels on one screen

It’s Thursday, March 17th, and for college basketball fans that means one thing: March Madness. But for college basketball fans who also happen to be Dish Network subscribers, it means two things: March Madness, and a hotly anticipated Hopper 3 update that lets you watch four different channels at once. Since March Madness matchups will be broadcast on four different networks this year — CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV — the timing obviously couldn’t be better. More →

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Hopper 3 Release Date

Dish’s game-changing set top box just got a huge upgrade, and it’s available now

By on February 1, 2016 at 8:05 PM.

Dish’s game-changing set top box just got a huge upgrade, and it’s available now

Satellite television provider Dish Network on Monday announced the nationwide availability of its new Hopper 3 set top box, the latest iteration of a device that has made some serious waves in the industry. Dish’s Hopper burst onto the scene and caused an uproar among major networks due to its “auto hop” feature, which allowed users to record prime time television shows and then automatically skip over all TV commercials during playback.

Despite all of the outrage and even a high-profile lawsuit, auto hop remains a key feature of the Hopper line, and it was just joined by a number of additional new features in the Hopper 3. More →

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T-Mobile Dish Vs. AT&T Verizon

The single biggest reason AT&T and Verizon should fear a T-Mobile/Dish merger

By on June 4, 2015 at 2:33 PM.

The single biggest reason AT&T and Verizon should fear a T-Mobile/Dish merger

What’s the biggest thing holding back T-Mobile from really giving Verizon and AT&T a run for their money? As an old Verizon commercial once put it, “It’s the network.” T-Mobile doesn’t have the caliber of spectrum that America’s two biggest wireless companies have, which puts it at a big disadvantage in several markets, particularly in less urban markets where its coverage is weakest. However, Ars Technica’s Jon Brodkin smartly points out that a merger between Dish and T-Mobile could change that very quickly.

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Dish Sling TV AMC

Dish just gave you another reason to subscribe to its awesome Sling TV service

By on February 9, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

Dish just gave you another reason to subscribe to its awesome Sling TV service

If you were on the fence about whether to subscribe to Dish’s Sling TV streaming service, the company just gave you a very tempting reason to take the plunge. Re/code notes that Dish has added AMC to its Sling TV package, which means that subscribing to the service will now give you access to Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul and other highly acclaimed shows. More →

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Dish ESPN Online Streaming

Cord cutters rejoice: Dish frees ESPN from cable bundles

By on January 5, 2015 at 12:27 PM.

Cord cutters rejoice: Dish frees ESPN from cable bundles

Want a way to get ESPN without paying for a pricey cable bundle? Well wait no more — per GigaOM, Dish on Monday announced its new Sling TV online streaming service that will give you access to both ESPN and ESPN 2 along with a handful of other stations for $20 per month. More →

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Dish Vs. Comcast Time Warner Cable

Dish lists over 50 reasons why the Comcast-TWC merger is a terrible idea

By on December 23, 2014 at 11:00 PM.

Dish lists over 50 reasons why the Comcast-TWC merger is a terrible idea

The ComcastTime Warner Cable merger is that rare proposal that’s such a bad idea that it actually brings people of all different political beliefs together. If you look at the website for Stop Mega Comcast, for instance, you’ll see both liberal groups such as Common Cause and conservative outfits such as Glen Beck’s The Blaze are both lined up in mutual opposition to the proposed deal. More →

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Dish Netflix Streaming Deal

Groundbreaking deal will let you watch Netflix on Dish set-top boxes

By on December 17, 2014 at 1:10 PM.

Groundbreaking deal will let you watch Netflix on Dish set-top boxes

It looks like Dish has become the first pay TV provider to normalize relations with Netflix. Dish announced on Wednesday that its subscribers will now be able to watch Netflix via an app on its second-generation Hopper set-top boxes. More →

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Dish Hopper Update

Big update adds two new features to Dish’s Hopper that users have been dying for

By on December 11, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

Big update adds two new features to Dish’s Hopper that users have been dying for

Dish’s Hopper set-top box burst onto the scene a few years ago, and the addition of the company’s “AutoHop” feature that automatically skips commercials during primetime TV shows on major networks really made waves. The Hopper remains one of the most feature-rich set-top boxes in the industry among top pay TV provider offerings, but it has fallen behind the times over the years in a few key areas.

Thanks to a major update released this week, however, Dish customers can now enjoy two new Hopper features that many subscribers have been clamoring for. More →

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Comcast TWC Merger Dish Opposes

The Comcast-TWC merger suffers its biggest blow yet

By on July 9, 2014 at 4:11 PM.

The Comcast-TWC merger suffers its biggest blow yet

Is the tide starting to turn inexorably against the hugely unpopular proposed ComcastTWC merger? The Los Angeles Times brings us word that satellite TV company Dish has officially come out against the merger and has told the Federal Communications Commission that it should block the deal. More →

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Dish Network T-Mobile Acquisition

Dish Network is looking to pick up T-Mobile if the Sprint merger fails

By on May 9, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Dish Network is looking to pick up T-Mobile if the Sprint merger fails

Although Dish Network is not interested in entering an bidding war for potential suitors, the satellite television company is primed and ready to snag T-Mobile if the Sprint merger falls apart this summer. Bloomberg reports that Dish has been eyeing both DirecTV and T-Mobile in recent months, but as DirecTV shares have risen amid talk of an AT&T acquisition, the rival provider has become too expensive to chase. More →

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Dish Internet-TV Service

Dish will reportedly reveal its Internet-TV service this summer

By on April 23, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Dish will reportedly reveal its Internet-TV service this summer

Every company in the market wants to provide its own online TV streaming service, but Dish might be the first to give consumers a real offer. Bloomberg reports that Dish Network is looking to bring an Internet-TV service to the United States this summer, a set of live-streaming channels that will be accessible through connected devices such as smartphones and tablets. Disney signed onto the service last month, and A&E, Turner Broadcasting and CBS have reportedly been in talks with the provider as well. More →

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Dish DirecTV Political Ads

New individually targeted political ads look to ruin TV for everyone

By on January 29, 2014 at 11:59 PM.

New individually targeted political ads look to ruin TV for everyone

It’s sad that many of us have come to dread election years since it means we’ll get bombarded with nonstop propaganda telling us to vote for a particular candidate or to vote a particular way on a given ballot initiative. Political consultants don’t think that we get enough such ads every two years, however, and that’s why they’re working on ways to make sure we see more ads that are targeted toward our specific political beliefs. More →

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