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Dish Agrees To Cripple Its Ad-Skipping DVR To Settle Fox Lawsuit

5 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For years now, broadcasters have waged legal war on Dish network for giving consumers what they want: namely a DVR that automatically skips advertisements users weren't watching anyway. Fox, CBS and NBC Universal all sued Dish back in 2012, claiming that the ad-skipping technology embedded in its "Hopper" DVR violated copyright. Show More Summary

Dish, Fox settle litigation over Hopper ad-skipper

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Dish Network Corp and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc on Thursday said they have ended nearly four years of litigation over the Hopper, a Dish device that lets viewers skip over commercials when playing back shows. Show More Summary

Fox And Dish Network Resolve Ad-Skip Dispute, Agreeing To 7-Day Delay

Dish Network subscribers won’t be able to use their Hopper DVRs anymore to automatically skip past ads on new shows that air on Fox owned or affiliated stations. The companies just settled their multi-year legal dispute over the technology. Show More Summary

Cinemax Is Now Available To Cord Cutters Via Sling TV

Cinemax isn’t just for cable and satellite subscribers anymore. Dish Network’s $20 a month Sling TV streaming service just began to offer the sister channel to Time Warner’s HBO to users willing to pay an additional $10 a month. TheShow More Summary

Bottom Fishing: New 52-week low Stocks (DISH, ZNGA, GS)

Hard to believe but one of them is Goldman. Stocks hitting new 52-week lows today (Feb 9th, 2016) are Goldman Sachs (GS), Zynga Inc (ZNGA), and DISH Network (DISH). Goldman (GS) got down to $145.10 a share today before recovering to almost $2 higher. Show More Summary

Dish’s game-changing set top box just got a huge upgrade, and it’s available now

Satellite television provider Dish Network on Monday announced the nationwide availability of its new Hopper 3 set top box, the latest iteration of a device that has made some serious waves in the industry. Dish's Hopper burst onto the...Show More Summary

Final Prediction #10: Apple will buy Dish Network

3 weeks agoTechnology : I, Cringely

A third of the people who read this column don’t live in the USA so maybe this prediction isn’t interesting to them, but I think Apple will buy Dish Network, the American direct satellite TV broadcaster. It’s the only acquisition that...Show More Summary

Dish Network Could Pay $24B In Fines For Millions Of Illegal Telemarketing Calls

When a company hires a telemarketing contractor, and that company makes telemarketing calls on your behalf, should you be held responsible for what that contractor does? This week, a trial in federal court began against Dish Network, where the feds and four state governments are seeking more than $24 billion in fines against the satellite TV company to resolve accusations …

Leaked Emails From Dish Network Following Their Potential $24 Billion Fine

3 weeks agoHumor : Funny or Die

Leaked Emails From Dish Network Follo... This is what is looks like when you realize you are so so so fucked. Submitted by: Matt Klinman Regular Keywords: Dish Network Satellite TV Fine FTC Federal Trade Commission Do Not Call List Telemarketing...Show More Summary

?DISH Network on trial for telemarketing violations

The Justice Department says the company owes hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties for violating the National Do Not Call Registry

Dish Continues to Argue for Its Position in Upcoming 600 MHz Auction

Dish Network has informed regulator FCC that efforts by AT&T and T-Mobile to compel Dish it and its partners pay more to participate in the forthcoming 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum auction are misguided. Last week T-Mobile joined AT&T by filing documents with the regulator encouraging it to issue a declaratory ruling naming Dish and its […]

Sling TV adds ESPN3 to its lineup

Dish Network’s online skinny TV bundle, Sling TV, has added ESPN3 to its channel lineup. Sling TV which was announced at last year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, used this year’s CES session to unveil some new features. Not...Show More Summary

From CES: How You Can Easily ‘watch anything you’ve recorded on your [DVR] and watch it anytime you want, even when you’re nowhere near a cable, broadband or wireless signal’

A new device being featured at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is being touted as a workaround to circumvent the current constraints on TV Everywhere. Re/code reports that the device, Dish Network’s HopperGo — which Dish says...

Sling TV Plans New Interface And Guide That Predicts What Users Want

Dish Network had CES buzzing last year when it used the consumer electronics confab to unveil Sling TV, its $20 a month streaming service. But that won’t happen again this year. In its Press Day presentation, Sling CEO Roger Lynch says that the service won’t hike the price this year. Show More Summary

Sling TV’s updated UI features personalization tools based on your viewing habits

We’re pretty used to Sling TV’s constant updates when it comes to its live channel lineups, but today’s news is a bit of a refresh – quite literally. Sling’s parent company, Dish Network, today announced new user interface updates that aims to create a more personalized experience based on what and how often you watch Sling TV. Show More Summary

Dish Network’s Hopper 3 and HopperGO let you record 4K content, then take it on the go

At its CES press conference today, Dish Network unveiled two new devices: the all-new Hopper 3 digital video recorder and HopperGO, a mobile component that lets you take up to 100 hours of recorded content anywhere you go. The Hopper 3 features 16 tuners that the company says allows costumers to watch and record 16 shows at once. Show More Summary

CES 2016: Dish offers a DVR for the stream-and-binge generation

Having settled almost all the lawsuits that the major TV networks have filed against it, Dish Network returned to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday with another boundary-stretching, lawyer-enriching approach to recording and viewing television shows. Its latest set-top box is...

Dish: A Year of Sling TV

Dish Network (DISH) will likely have a hard time following up on its 2015 CES. Last January, the company unveiled Sling TV, a subscription Internet TV service that made live ESPN streams available to consumers sans cable. It was a big moment for cord-cutters. A year later, the company offers over 20 channels for $20 […]

Raising Subscription Rates: Will Dish Network Lose More Subscribers In 2016?

Dish Network is expected to increase subscription charges by $2 to $8 per month starting January 2016, in line with a similar increase by other Pay-TV networks such as Time Warner Cable and AT&T's U-Verse. Higher programming costs are...Show More Summary

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