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AMC supports A. Zombie for president

AMC supports A. Zombie for president

Some of my favorite TV shows are on AMC and if DirecTV was to drop the network, I'd be looking for a new TV provider. I'm sure there a lot of people on Dish Network that are still angry that Dish dropped AMC leaving them unable to watch The Walking Dead and other shows AMC offers. AMC is still trying to get Dish to pick its network back up allowing customers to watch the programming they want.

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Dish Network tipped for nationwide satellite broadband network

Dish Network tipped for nationwide satellite broadband network

There are a significant number of Americans around the country that don't have access to broadband Internet. The reason many of these people don't have access isn't that they can't afford it. The reason that they don't have broadband is because in many rural locations broadband is simply not available by traditional means such as cable or DSL. That leaves the only option in some instances being satellite broadband.

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AMC will stream Breaking Bad season premiere to Dish subscribers

AMC will stream Breaking Bad season premiere to Dish subscribers

With the memory of Dish Network dropping AMC at the end of June undoubtedly still fresh in their minds, Breaking Bad fans are probably getting a little anxious. The season premiere of the fifth and final season of the critically-acclaimed show is quickly approaching, and up until just a little while ago, it looked like Dish Network subscribers were going to be left out in the cold. Thankfully, that's no longer the case, as AMC has decided to help fans of the show out by streaming the premiere over the internet.

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Dish Network drops AMC from lineup

Dish Network drops AMC from lineup

If you're a big fan of some the cool original programs on AMC like Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Mad Men, bad news. After threatening for months to drop AMC, Dish Network has made good on the threat. AMC has now been dropped from the Dish Network lineup meaning fans of any of the networks programming will need to change carriers to be able to watch.

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DISH and Qualcomm team up for satellite chipset

DISH and Qualcomm team up for satellite chipset

Seems like everyone wants to make use of the new Snapdragon S4 SoC, with DISH and Qualcomm announcing a partnership that will see the popular chipset used in upcoming wireless devices. DISH is hoping to create mobile handsets that will be able to take use of the integrated 3G and LTE radios while also leveraging a satellite mode. DISH looks to be utilizing its spectrum to deliver wireless broadband on the ground in addition to its satellite service.

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Fox, CBS, NBC sue Dish Network over commercial deleting feature

Fox, CBS, NBC sue Dish Network over commercial deleting feature

I knew the second Dish Network unveiled in its commercial deleting Auto Hop feature that networks would be suing. This is the feature that would go in after recording prime-time TV shows shows on a Dish Network DVR and delete commercials so users didn't have to fast-forward. Network executives are already calling the feature an attack on the ecosystem foreshadowing the inevitable lawsuits.

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Roku now offering DISHWorld content

Roku now offering DISHWorld content

Roku has been around for a long time with various different streaming boxes offering all kinds content for TV watchers to enjoy. Roku has announced that it has landed a new on-demand partner providing 50 new international channels in the United States allowing viewers who aren't native English speakers to watch TV from their home countries. The service is called DISHWorld.

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Time Warner cable CEO sides with networks against Auto Hop

Time Warner cable CEO sides with networks against Auto Hop

A week or so back, Dish Network announced its automatic commercial erasing Auto Hop technology. I think most of us knew TV networks were not going to appreciate the feature in the least. Many TV networks have come out against Auto Hop suggesting that automatically deleting commercials from DVR recorded programs would upset the current ecosystem that pays for network television shows. What we may not have expected is to see cable companies come out against the feature.

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NBC not happy about Dish Network Auto Hop

NBC not happy about Dish Network Auto Hop

Last week, we mentioned a new and interesting feature that Dish Network added to some of its DVRs. The new feature is called Auto Hop and would go in on certain shows and automatically delete the commercials. The feature did have caveats such as only working on prime time programming for the four big broadcast networks.

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DISH Network adds automatic ad skipping to Hopper DVRs

DISH Network adds automatic ad skipping to Hopper DVRs

The rise of TiVo and other digital video recorders foretold an apocalypse, a sweeping river of change that would destroy the television industry as we know it thanks to lowered commercial advertising revenue. Except it didn't - it just made it easier to skip those four Honda commercials interrupting Law & Order. Now DISH Network has taken it one step further, installing a feature on its Hopper DVRs that automatically bypasses commercials.

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