After a blackout that saw the Sinclair Broadcast Group TV stations go dark on Dish Network systems for a short period of time amid a contentious carriage dispute, the two companies have come to terms, TVNewsCheck reports. Sinclair announced Wednesday...
They pulled the plug last night, more than 150 stations went dark across the nation in the biggest such blackout ever and then they fought out in public who’s fault it was. The Federal Communications Commission and its chair Tom Wheeler even stepped in. Show More Summary
The Federal Communications Commission called a meeting with Dish Network and Sinclair Broadcasting Group. A dispute between the companies has blocked major channels for over five million people.
As executives for Dish Network and Sinclair Broadcast Group traded accusations amid a rancorous carriage dispute, Sinclair’s stations were pulled from the Dish system, Deadline.com reports. The move affects Sinclair’s 150-plus stations in 79 markets nationwide, the report notes. Meanwhile,...
Dish Network subscribers may have a hard time getting their local news and weather today along with some of their favorite network programming. A contract dispute between the satellite TV company and one of the biggest network owners in the country has resulted in one of the biggest TV blackouts to date, with 5 million viewers losing access to nearly … [More]
(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp said subscribers have lost access to more than 100 local stations due to a distribution dispute with Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc, affecting viewers of a string of ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC channels. Dish said...Show More Summary
The stalemate comes after the pair had recently reached a deal on retransmission fees. read more
BREAKING: Nine days after Sinclair Broadcast Group and Dish Network extended their deadline for a retransmission agreement, the company’s 150-plus stations are gone from the satcaster in 79 markets nationwide. Maryland-basaed Sinclair’s...Show More Summary
Viacom’s stock has plunged around 25% so far in August. This can partly be attributed to June quarter earnings and more recently to the concerns over carriage renewal with Dish Network. Viacom has been aggressive on investing in original programming, especially after the massive ratings decline that the company has seen in the recent quarters. Show More Summary
The FCC has officially and unanimously rejected Dish Network's $3.3 billion in AWS-3 spectrum auction discounts. Dish used three smaller companies, in which it owned an 85% stake each, to place bids on its behalf. The smaller companies,...Show More Summary
The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to deny discounts sought by two small partners of Dish Network in an airwaves auction earlier this year.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission said Monday that Dish Network Corp. can't apply $3.3 billion in small-business credits toward the purchase of airwaves it gained in a government auction. The government sells spectrum to carriers like AT&T and Verizon so they can add more capacity for wireless Internet. [...]Show More Summary
Dish Network reported its second quarter earnings recently. During the earnings call, CEO Charlie Ergen conceded that Dish's future plans might be severely affected if the FCC cancels the $3.3 billion discount the company received in the AWS-3 spectrum auction. Show More Summary
The companies' previous agreement had been set to expire on Wednesday. read more
Dish Network Corp. says its customers stand to lose access to more than 150 local channels in 79 markets across the country if a stand-off with Sinclair Broadcast Group leads to a blackout. Dish filed a complaint Saturday with the U.S. Show More Summary
(Reuters) – Dish Network is figuring out next steps as it awaits a decision by U.S. regulators on its eligibility for a discount in a recent airwaves auction, executives said on Wednesday, after the company posted a significantly higher-than-expected quarterly profit. Federal Communications Commission officials told Dish last month that a staff review of the […]
Dish Network Chief Executive Charlie Ergen on Wednesday gave his most downbeat outlook yet on the satellite provider’s prospects for entering the wireless industry.
Dish Network beat Wall Street Q2 estimates on earnings and revenue, but subscribers fell.