Dish Network, which is readying an Internet-based television service reportedly for a late summer launch, is eyeing T-Mobile, according to company chairman Charlie Ergen. During the company's Q1 earnings call today, Ergen also revealed that a DirecTV merger is too expensive at this point.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more commonly called OSHA, has fined Dish Network over blacklisting an employee that reported a vendor for sending fraudulent invoices to the company. The resulting actions Dish Network took against the employee are said to be in violation of the anti-retaliatory provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
For a long time the biggest irritation about Dish in my area was that the satellite service didn’t have HD locals. I felt like I was in the 90's each time I watched TV. Thankfully, the satellite provider has been working hard to expand the availability of HD programming for users and has added many HD channels around the country.
DISH has launched its Super Joey add-on to Hopper, allowing users to record up to eight shows simultaneously. Announced back at CES 2014, Super Joey throws a further two network tuners in with the Hopper HD DVR's three native tuners which, thanks to some clever channel juggling, can record from eight channels depending on the content you're looking to keep.
Following the leak and subsequent confirmation yesterday about a Dish Network deal with Disney, it was revealed part of that deal involved rights to ABC stations for an Internet TV service. Not many details were provided in the announcement, but people said to be familiar with the situation have spoken to Bloomberg, revealing pricing.
Earlier today, word surfaced through The Wall Street Journal that Disney and Dish Network had just recently penned an agreement that would delay "Auto-Hop" functionality for ABC shows, and as a result, litigation against Dish Network would be dropped. The two companies have confirmed this today, but in addition have revealed one detail that hadn't previously surfaced: rights to stream ABC stations on an Internet TV service.
Dish Network's Hopper DVR has drawn sustained criticism and legal battles from networks and broadcasters that want to see it nixed, something the company has seen success against. According to a source that surfaced via the WSJ, however, there could be a shift in how the DVR functions in the future, with a reported Disney agreement involving a temporary disabling of the auto-hop feature for certain shows.
Dish Network has announced that it has updated one of its popular applications for the iPad. The app is called the Dish Explorer app and is designed to allow the iPad user to control their DVR among other things. Using the app viewers can control much of the Hopper Whole Home DVR system with their tablet.
Dish Network has had its Hopper whole home DVR system on the market for a long time now The Hopper system is interesting in that it not only records DVR programs that can be viewed on any TV in the home that is equipped with a Joey set top box, but it can also skip commercials automatically. That automatic commercial skipping tech has had TV studios in an uproar.
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.