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Dish Network and Southwest Airlines extend TV Flies Free program for iOS and Android devices

Dish Network and Southwest Airlines extend TV Flies Free program for iOS and Android devices

Dish Network and Southwest Airlines kicked off a partnership last summer that allowed passengers on WiFi equipped flights on the airline to get free TV content. The program was called TV Flies Free and it launched in July 2013. Dish and Southwest have announced that they are extending the program this year.

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Dish Network abandons plans for LightSquared spectrum grab

Dish Network abandons plans for LightSquared spectrum grab

Satellite TV provider Dish Network has been wanting to get its hands on some wireless spectrum badly. The company has eyed spectrum from a number of sources including from the bankrupt LightSquared company. LightSquared filed for bankruptcy in 2012 after its plans for broadband service using wireless spectrum were torpedoed by the FCC.

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Dish Network Hopper with Super Joey can record up to eight shows at once

Dish Network Hopper with Super Joey can record up to eight shows at once

If you are working with a satellite or cable system in your home that has individual DVRs for each room, you know the pain of having to resolve conflicts with a traditional DVR that results in some of your shows not being recorded. When Dish Network unveiled the Hopper whole home DVR system last year a lot of those conflicts were solved. However, if you still have issues with not enough tuners with the ability to record four programs at one time, Dish has announced something at CES 2014 that you might like.

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Dish Network considering T-Mobile bid in 2014 says source

Dish Network considering T-Mobile bid in 2014 says source

Dish Network has made no secret of its desires to own some wireless spectrum and a wireless phone provider. Dish bid $25.5 billion for Sprint back in April, but was unable to seal the deal. Dish is also working with another wireless carrier in a plan to put fixed 4G broadband in place in a test in Texas.

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Dish Network to partner with wireless carrier for fixed 4G broadband trial

Dish Network to partner with wireless carrier for fixed 4G broadband trial

Dish Network has announced that it will be collaborating with a major wireless carrier to trial a fixed wireless broadband service. Dish will be working with Sprint on the broadband service trial, which will be conducted in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dish expects that the fixed wireless broadband service will be available by mid-2014.

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Dish Network is the largest firm bidding in FCC H Block spectrum auction

Dish Network is the largest firm bidding in FCC H Block spectrum auction

The FCC is set to auction off a new chunk of wireless spectrum starting on January 22. The spectrum auction in January will see the FCC selling of H block frequency. This will be the first auction of wireless spectrum since 2008. There will be multiple bidders on the spectrum, but there will be one 600-pound gorilla in the bidding war.

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New Dish Anywhere app gets Transfers functionality for Android and iOS

New Dish Anywhere app gets Transfers functionality for Android and iOS

Satellite television provider Dish Network has announced a new Dish Anywhere application is coming for Android and iOS devices. The new application adds Dish Transfers functionality to make it easier to access your favorite content on mobile devices. Transferred content can be viewed when no Internet connection is available.

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Blockbuster’s last day to rent set for November 9th

Blockbuster’s last day to rent set for November 9th

The final day any person living will be able to rent a video from the physical rental store chain Blockbuster has been set for November 9th, 2013. While this day has been solidified for physical rentals of media from the stores across the United States, store locations will remain open for several weeks afterward. According to DISH, in addition to staying open to accept returns, these final weeks will be used to liquidate stock.

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Blockbuster stores closing: where do all the rentals go? [UPDATE]

Blockbuster stores closing: where do all the rentals go? [UPDATE]

Today the folks at DISH have stated that their subsidiary Blockbuster will be closing its physical stores nationwide. That includes every single physical rental store with a Blockbuster sign in front of it, not just the 16 that used to be across your city reduced in recent months to a scant few. This move will close all of the remaining Blockbuster stores in the USA - all 300 of them.

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DISH will loan iPad 2 tablets to Southwest passengers on select flights

DISH will loan iPad 2 tablets to Southwest passengers on select flights

Earlier this year we mentioned that DISH and Southwest Airlines had teamed up to bring free live television and on-demand services to all Wi-Fi equipment Southwest flights. The inaugural flight for the service saw DISH hand out free iPad tablets to passengers so they can enjoy the service. Being able to watch DISH programming during the flight is much better than having to endure whatever movie the airline happens to choose for the flight.

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DISH Hopper gets Control4 integration for smart home

DISH Hopper gets Control4 integration for smart home

DISH and Control4 have teamed up to integrate the Hopper HD DRV into the Control4 home automation system, spreading control of the digital video recorder across any in-wall touchscreen, remote, tablet, or smartphone used in the home. Building on DISH's API, which the company launched back in July, the integration means that those living in a Control4-enabled smart home will be able to manage setting and playing back their recordings from third-party devices, as well as have EPG information fed into the system and displayed on other screens.

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Fox denied preliminary injunction against DISH Network Hopper place shifting tech

Fox denied preliminary injunction against DISH Network Hopper place shifting tech

Major television networks have been fighting DISH Network and the company's Hopper whole home DVR system since it launched. The Hopper whole home DVR system had some very interesting technology that allowed viewers to skip commercials during prime time shows and view live and recorded content outside of the home on smart devices. One of the first networks to step up and try to block some of this technology was Fox.

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