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DISH agrees metadata deal with TiVo

US pay TV provider DISH has selected TiVo to provide programme metadata across its linear TV, video on demand and DVR platforms.  TiVo announced that DISH has now completed its move to TiVo Metadata following a five-month migration process. “Today’s consumers want a visually-rich entertainment experience that makes it easy for them to quickly identify […]

Sling TV taps SpotX for programmatic addressable advertising

DISH Networks-owned OTT TV service Sling TV is now offering programmatic advertising functionality to advertisers and agencies with a platform supplied by SpotX. Sling TV premium ad inventory is now available programmatically through the video ad serving platform, enabling advertisers to buy programmatically as well as target specific audience segments such as ‘would-be-vacationers’, ‘auto intenders’ […]

DISH subsidiary AirTV launches streaming device

AirTV, a wholly owned subsidiary of DISH, has launched a new streaming device that integrates free over-the-air channels, Netflix, Sling TV and YouTube. The 4K Android TV-based AirTV Player will be available alongside AirTV Pro Install – a service that offers expertise, installation and setup of over-the-air (OTA) antennas. “Americans are rediscovering free local, over-the-air TV for […]

Dish claims US first with YouTube Hopper 3 launch

Dish claims is the first time a nationwide US pay TV provider to offer direct access to YouTube via the set-top box, after the video app went live on its Hopper 3 DVR. The YouTube app launched on Hopper 3 boxes at the end of last week as part of Dish’s latest software update for […]

Sling TV adds 27 new OTT channels from Zee

US over-the-top service Sling TV will launch 27 new channels from Indian entertainment company Zee as part of a renewed agreement between the firms. Sling will add channels such as &TV, Living Foodz, Zee Bangla, Zee Tamizh and Zee Cinema HD to its line-up, with the 27 networks joining the 10 Zee-branded channels already offered […]

Dish in coalition to spike Charter acqusition

Dish Network has joined a coalition that aims to stop Charter Communications’ big-money acquisition of Time Warner Cable. The Stop Mega Cable Coalition comprises 13 bodies, including AT&T-owned cable firm Dish, public interest groups, the Writers Guild of America (East and West) and a telecoms-broadband association. One effect of the deal would be to threaten […]

Ergen drops Dish president role in rejig

Charlie Ergen is dropping his president title at US satcaster Dish Network, though will remain CEO and chairman. His replacement as president is Dish veteran Erik Carlson, who has been with the firm for two decades, most recently as executive VP, operations. Carlson will also become COO, with current incumbent Bernie Han named EVP, strategic […]

Comcast reportedly interested in T-Mobile US deal

US cable giant Comcast is said to have held talks with Deutsche Telekom about a potential deal to acquire mobile network T-Mobile US. According to Germany’s Maganger Magazin, which cited unnamed insiders, Comcast is one of a number of interested parties in the US mobile network, with US satellite operator DISH also linked to the […]

DISH reportedly holding merger talks with T-Mobile

DISH Network is reportedly in merger talks with T-Mobile US about a multi-billion dollar deal that would combine the pay TV and telco companies.  According to a Wall Street Journal report, the two firms are “in close agreement” about the structure of a combined company, but had not resolved issues surrounding the price of the […]

Google adds Sling TV app to Android TV

Google has added a Sling TV app to its Android TV platform, bringing the Dish Network-owned Sling Media OTT service to users of the platform in the US. Sling TV offers 22 channels for US$20 (€18) a month, including sports service ESPN and its SportsCenter highlights service. For an additional US$15, users can add an […]