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Dish gets FCC thumbs up on its wireless aspirations

Dish gets FCC thumbs up on its wireless aspirations

Dish Network has been pining to launch its own wireless service, which it will likely advertise in its semi-recently-acquired Blockbuster stores. Thus far, its plans have been on hold pending FCC approval, which it was granted today. This comes a week after rumor spread that Sprint had requested a partnership with Dish, which is looking to fire up its own 4G LTE network.

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Dish sends FCC an angry message on their AWS-4 Spectrum rules

Dish sends FCC an angry message on their AWS-4 Spectrum rules

It's no secret that groups like Dish Network aren't always happy about the rules they've got to follow when it comes to the FCC, and today it's become extra apparent that Dish isn't afraid to dish, as it were, on their frustrations. The FCC has issued a ruling on Dish to allow them to build an LTE Advanced mobile network in its MSS spectrum just recently, biut technical rules inside this proposition have limited up to 5MHz of Dish's spectrum in the meantime. Dish has responded with a message saying that the FCC's proposition is "deeply flawed."

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Dish Network tried to buy MetroPCS before T-Mobile

Dish Network tried to buy MetroPCS before T-Mobile

The Wall Street Journal reports that satellite TV giant Dish Network tried to purchase MetroPCS before T-Mobile stepped up and bought the prepaid cellular carrier. Dish Network reportedly offered $4 billion in August report people familiar with the deal. The four billion dollar offer valued MetroPCS at $11 per share.

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Google Mobile Carrier real possibility with tipped Dish agreement

Google Mobile Carrier real possibility with tipped Dish agreement

While they've not reached final talks by any means whatsoever, it appears that Google (along with several other large-name groups in the market) have been speaking with Dish about creating a mobile carrier service of their own. This set of talks has been tipped by sources speaking with the Wall Street Journal where they almost immediately warn that the conversation was not "advanced" and that they "could amount to nothing." Google has been tipped to be getting into the wireless data business for smartphones and tablets since Android was first acquired by the company known then as a Search Giant back in 2007.

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Judge rejects request to block Dish AutoHop and PrimeTime Anytime

Judge rejects request to block Dish AutoHop and PrimeTime Anytime

Ah, commercials. They're convenient for those times you want to grab more snacks without missing any of your show, and maddening when you just want to watch TV without seemingly endless commercials. Dish Network offers two features via its Hopper Whole-Home DVR that allows users to record shows and skip commercials. Fox tried to block these features, but a judge has ruled in Dish's favor.

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AMC returns to DISH Network after $700m settlement

AMC returns to DISH Network after $700m settlement

DISH Network has announced it has reached a settlement with AMC subsidiary Voom, splashing out $700m in cash and getting a variety of channels and a chunk of wireless spectrum in return. The agreement will see AMC content - as well as other channels - rejoin DISH's service immediately, though DISH will have to pass back the 20-percent share in Voom it currently holds.

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Blockbuster ditches plans for Netflix competitor

Blockbuster ditches plans for Netflix competitor

When Dish bought Blockbuster after its bankruptcy last year, the company had plans to overhaul their movie streaming and DVD-by-mail service for Dish customers by using Blockbuster stores to sell mobile devices that would be used to stream Blockbuster movies. However, it turns out Dish is going to pull a 180 and scrap its plans to turn Blockbuster into an ultimate Netflix competitor.

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Dish Network in talks with Viacom to offer Internet-based channels

Dish Network in talks with Viacom to offer Internet-based channels

With the massive adoption of Internet streaming for movies and TV shows many cable companies are worrying that changes may spell doom for the industry. While many mainstream cable companies don't like the thought of streaming Internet content or smaller channel bundles, Dish Network is said to be talking to networks about offering channels over the Internet. Dish Network is said to be in talks with networks, including Viacom.

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Dish to launch satellite broadband service for rural areas on October 1

Dish to launch satellite broadband service for rural areas on October 1

A surprising number of people live out in rural areas -- places where the high-speed broadband sun don't shine. Dish is looking to change that up a bit by launching a new nation-wide satellite broadband service aimed for rural areas. The company plans to unleash this new service starting on October 1.

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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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