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Dish's $25.5 billion Sprint bid may force others to act

Dish Network Corp, the No. 2 U.S. satellite television provider, on Monday offered to buy wireless service provider Sprint Nextel Corp for $25.5 billion in cash and stock, a move that could inspire other telecommunications or video companies to consider their own prospects of combining.


DISH Network and Voom HD reach settlement; DISH will pay $700 million in cash and resume carrying AMC

AMC Channel

Terms of the settlement call for DISH Network to pay $700 million in cash. As part of the agreement, DISH will receive 500 MHz of wireless multichannel video distribution and data service ("MVDDS") spectrum licenses that cover a population of 150 million in 45 DMAs including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Philadelphia. As part of a separate, multi-year agreement, DISH will resume broadcast of the AMC channel Sunday, October 21. The AMC channel will be carried on DISH channel 131.


Dish profit rises 30%

Dish Network, the smaller of the nation's two satellite broadcasters, saw profit and revenue rise last quarter but lost 111,000 subscribers, citing intense competition -- including heavy discounting by rivals -- a weak housing market and lower discretionary spending by consumers.


Dish Network Launches 'Blockbuster Movie Pass' Service

Dish Network Launches 'Blockbuster Movie Pass' Service

Dish Network this morning unveiled Blockbuster Movie Pass, a bundled combination of streaming video, DVDs by mail and satellite subscription service. The initial package is being offered specifically to Dish satellite service subscribers; the company said it will offered service to non-Dish subscribers down the road. Dish CEO Joe Clayton notes that the service provides ...

Senh: Just in time for the recent Netflix complaints.


TiVo Posts Surprise FY Q1 Profit On Legal Settlement

TiVo late Tuesday reported better-than-expected results for its fiscal first quarter ended April 30. For the quarter, the DVR seller posted revenue of $45.7 million and diluted EPS of $1.04 a share, with adjusted EBITDA of $149.4 million. The Street had been expecting revenue if $42 million and a loss of 31 cents a share. Adjusted EBITDA and net income reflect litigation proceeds of $175.7 million from the company’s recent patent infringement settlement with Dish Network.


Logitech Revue Unboxing: Google TV Era Begins

Two weeks after the Logitech Revue unveiling, PCMag finally has a review unit for the Google TV-based box. Before we put the system through testing with our DISH Network set-up in the PCMag Labs, we thought you might like to see some unboxing photos of the new product.


Dish Network's Net Drops 12%

Dish Network's third-quarter earnings fell 12% to $81 million despite posting another quarter of subscriber growth. Former unit EchoStar swung to a profit.


Dish Network's Profit Rises 21%

Dish Network reported its first-quarter earnings rose 21% despite a drop in subscribers, while former unit EchoStar swung to a loss on falling revenue.


US accuses Dish of violating do-not-call list

The U.S. government and four states sued Dish Network Corp on Wednesday, accusing the satellite television provider of assisting its
authorized dealers in calling consumers with recorded telemarketing messages.


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