Dish, DirecTV shares up on merger rumours

Shares in US satellite pay TV companies DirecTV and Dish Networks have spiked after rumours of a merger between the pair emerged this week. Following a report from Bloomberg claiming Dish chairman and co-founder Charlie Ergen hadapproached rival DirecTV, Dish’s shares grew.7.9% to US$63 (€46) and DirecTV’s shot up 6.6% to US$77.96. Dish’s share price […]

Roku teams with DISH for international channels service

Over-the-top TV streaming device provider Roku has teamed up with US pay TV operator DISH to deliver a new service targeting foreign nationals in the US. DISHWorld will offer a number of international packages from around the world, ranging from US$5 (€4) to about US$50 in price, with a minimum purchase by subscribers of US$19.99 […]