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Dish-owned AirTV launches new Mini Android TV streaming stick

AirTV, the cord-cutting brand owned by Dish, has launched a new Android TV streaming stick. AirTV Mini is 4K HDR compatible and retails for US$79.99 (€70.94) from AirTV.net. This is the first product launch from the brand since the original AirTV was released in 2017. The company says that the new palm-sized AirTV Mini is […]

DISH to integrate Google Assistant into Hopper DVR

US operator DISH had announced plans to integrate the Google Assistant into its Hopper family of receivers. In the coming months, customers will be able to DISH’s existing voice remote to ask the Google Assistant to do activities like control smart home devices, provide weather and news updates, and display photos. “Our customers love the […]

Hopster launches on DISH in US

Kids pre-school on-demand service Hopster has launched its new entertainment and learning service on DTH pay TV service DISH in the US. The agreement with the pay TV operator sees the UK-based preschool app make its content available to DISH subscribers across the US. Priced at US$4.99 a month, Hopster’s SVOD content is now available […]

US pay TV subscriber losses mount

The top 10 US pay TV providers recorded a total net loss of over 358,000 subscribers in the second quarter, with gains for OTT TV options DirecTV Now and Sling TV only partially offsetting losses from their parent companies and the cable operators, according to Informitv’s latest Multiscreen Index. According to the latest edition of […]

Ergen steps down as Dish CEO

Cable mogul Charlie Ergen is stepping down as CEO of US satcaster Dish Network. Erik Carlson, who took over Ergen’s role as company president two years ago, will replace him. The reshuffle sees marketing, programming and media sales chief Warren Schlichting become president of Sling TV, the over-the-top TV service that Carlson previously led as […]

US pay TV providers lost 405,000 video subscribers in Q3

The largest pay TV providers in the US lost about 405,000 net video subscribers in the third quarter of 2017, compared to a loss of about 250,000 subscribers in Q3 2016. This is according to Leichtman Research Group, which analysed stats for cable, satellite and telco operators in the US that account for 92.2 million […]

Dish launches whole-home Netflix in 4K

Dish claims to be the first US pay TV provider to offer a “whole-home 4K Netflix experience”, after adding the SVOD service to its 4K Joey boxes. When connected to a Hopper 3 box, Dish’s 4K Joey provides similar TV functionality to other rooms in the home, and the Netflix integration means that users can […]

US satellite TV operators suffer ‘biggest ever losses in Q2’

US satellite TV providers DirecTV and Dish suffered more combined subscriber losses in Q2 2017 than in any previous quarter, according to Leichtman Research Group (LRG). The research found that the US’s main satellite TV providers lost about 435,000 subscribers in the second quarter of this year – compared to a gain of some 15,000 […]

New chief for SlingTV as Lynch exits for Pandora

DISH Network’s Erik Carlson will lead its over-the-top service, SlingTV, after Roger Lynch moved to internet radio company Pandora. Carlson will on August 31 add SlingTV to his current duties as president and COO of US-based satellite pay TV provider DISH. Current incumbent Lynch is moving to Pandora as CEO, with former Sony Pictures Television CEO […]

TiVo advanced TV experience now in 23 million homes

TiVo said that approximately 23 million subscriber households around the world now use TiVo’s advanced TV experiences. The TV technology company gave the figure in its latest earnings announcement, listing it alongside business and operating highlights that also included: Millicom’s planned launch of TiVo’s TV offerings in South and Central America; TiVo’s deal with Cable […]

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