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Dish Nexstar contract dispute

This popular TV provider might lose over 160 channels tomorrow

December 1st, 2020

Dish Network and Nexstar Media Group are currently struggling to sign a new contract, which could result in more than 160 local channels being removed from the service. The two parties are blaming each other, with Dish saying Nexstar is “using millions of Americans as pawns” and Nexstar saying Dish “has a history of repeatedly …

Sony The Interview Movie Release

Dish Network doesn’t want to touch Sony’s ‘The Interview’ either

December 23rd, 2014

Sony has reportedly been negotiating with Dish Network on a release deal for the controversial The Interview movie, which Sony decided to pull from theaters after being hit by a massive hack and further threatened by attackers. After canceling the Christmas Day launch for the movie, Sony soon changed its mind, especially after receiving harsh …

Dish Network said to be interested in merger with T-Mobile

Dish Network said to be interested in merger with T-Mobile

April 12th, 2013

Dish Network’s (DISH) Chairman Charlie Ergen is said to have “informally approached” T-Mobile’s parent company about a possible merger deal, according to a report from Bloomberg. The company is said to be interested in a deal with the  carrier so it can bundle wireless service with its satellite TV offerings. Dish’s proposal reportedly came at …

FCC gives Dish’s proposed LTE network a thumbs up

December 12th, 2012

The Federal Communications Commission this week took a big step toward expanding competition in the wireless market by granting Dish Network (DISH) a license to use a 40MHz chunk of satellite spectrum on the 2GHz band for terrestrial LTE-Advanced services. But Engadget reports that although the FCC gave Dish’s proposed LTE network a thumbs up, the company was …

Dish Network LTE

FCC chairman gives thumbs up to Dish Network’s proposed LTE network

November 21st, 2012

Good news for everyone who wants to see more competition in the United States wireless industry: Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski is throwing his weight behind Dish Network’s (DISH) proposal to use a 40MHz chunk of satellite spectrum on the 2GHz band for terrestrial LTE-Advanced services. Per the Washington Post, Genachowski said Tuesday that approving …

MetroPCS buyout in the works; Sprint, T-Mobile and Dish said to be potential suiters

September 28th, 2012

Prepaid wireless carrier MetroPCS (PCS) is said to have held talks with Sprint (S), T-Mobile and Dish Network (DISH) over a potential buyout or merger. According to DealReporter some of the talks are ongoing. Potential buyout rumors have benefited MetroPCS’ stock, which has increased almost 40% in the past year. Analysts have previously speculated that such …

Dish Network takes heat for brushing off Do-Not-Call list

August 24th, 2012

Listen up, Dish Network: people who tell you stop calling them just aren’t that into you. The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday announced that it has filed a suit against Dish for allegedly calling consumers even after consumers had told the company to stop. FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz said he found it “particularly disappointing when …

Dish Network signs LTE-Advanced chipset pact with Qualcomm

June 12th, 2012

It’s still a bit early to get excited about the next generation of LTE, called “LTE-Advanced,” that carriers are planning to roll out in a couple of years at the earliest. But Dish Network wants to make sure it’s keeping up with the competition, which is why it has already locked in a deal with …