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Aug 27, 2015

Dish and Sinclair agree in principle on new contract

NEW YORK — Dish Network and Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest TV broadcasters in the U.S., said Wednesday they’ve agreed on the outline of a new contract, one day after Sinclair’s channels went dark for Dish customers. Dish Network said signals for the  Hunt Valley-based Sinclair channels are being restored. The Federal Communications […]

Feb 23, 2015

Dish co-founder taking over again

Dish Network co-founder and Chairman Charles Ergen is returning to the helm of the satellite TV provider as the company faces declining subscribers and a changing pay-TV industry. CEO Joseph Clayton, 64, said Monday he will retire March 31. He had been CEO since June 2011 and also holds the president title. Ergen co-founded Dish […]

Jan 5, 2015

Dish’s TV-on-Internet package includes ESPN, CNN

(Bloomberg) Dish Network unveiled the first major Internet-streaming television service from a cable or satellite company, a $20-a-month set of 12 channels that targets U.S. customers who don’t want to pay for larger, more expensive TV packages. Called Sling TV, the service offers live feeds of sports, news and scripted shows on TVs, computers and […]

Jun 21, 2013

Dish Network abandons Sprint acquisition efforts

Satellite TV operator Dish Network Corp. is officially abandoning its efforts to acquire Sprint Nextel Corp. The Englewood, Colo., company filed regulatory documents Friday formalizing the retreat it announced earlier this week. The move leaves Sprint free to accept what it considers a superior offer from Japan’s Softback. Dish and Softbank were competing to acquire […]

Jun 19, 2013

Dish won’t submit revised bid for Sprint

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Satellite TV operator Dish Network Corp. said Tuesday it would not submit a revised bid for Sprint, leaving the path open for the wireless carrier to accept what it already considers a superior offer from Japan’s Softbank. Dish said that Sprint Nextel Corp.’s decision to cut Dish’s due diligence process short, among […]

Jun 11, 2013

Softbank sweetens offer for Sprint by $1.5B

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A month after being challenged by a rival to raise its bid for Sprint Nextel, Japan’s Softbank did just that, by $1.5 billion. That brings Softbank’s total bid to $21.6 billion for the nation’s third-largest carrier, which is still short of the $25.5 billion offered by the rival Dish Network in […]

Apr 16, 2013

Dish chairman defends debt level in Sprint deal

NEW YORK — Dish Network’s combative chairman, Charlie Ergen, on Tuesday defended his $25.5 billion bid for Sprint Nextel, saying the debt load the deal would create for the combined company will be manageable. “We will take on more leverage than we have today,” Ergen said in an interview with the Associated Press. “But it’s […]

Apr 15, 2013

Dish Network offering to buy Sprint in $25.5B deal

NEW YORK — Dish Network Corp. is trying to snag U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel away from its Japanese suitor in recognition of the way satellite dishes are losing their relevance in the age of cellphones that play YouTube videos. Dish offered $25.5 billion in cash and stock on Monday for Sprint, which Dish says […]

Jan 9, 2013

Dish Network makes $5.15B bid for Clearwire

NEW YORK — Satellite TV provider Dish Network is offering to buy wireless network operator Clearwire — which agreed to sell itself to Sprint in December — for $3.30 per share, or $5.15 billion. Clearwire Corp. said it will discuss the unsolicited offer with Dish. However Sprint, which owns 51 percent of Clearwire, said it […]

Oct 8, 2012

Dish Network, Gannett reach agreement over TV fees

McLEAN, Va. — Dish and Gannett said Monday that they have reached an agreement in a fee dispute that had threatened to leave more than 2 million Dish subscribers in 19 cities without access to local television stations owned by Gannett. The companies didn’t give further details in announcing their long-term agreement. The old deal […]

Aug 16, 2012

Sinclair, Dish Network reach deal

Television broadcaster Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and Dish Network have reached an agreement in principle on retransmission fees, meaning the satellite television provider will continue to carry Sinclair’s broadcast stations. The companies agreed Thursday to extend their existing deal by two weeks to give time to iron out a final agreement. The original agreement was […]

Feb 15, 2012

FCC plans to nix wireless network that may jam GPS

NEW YORK — Federal officials plan to kill a proposal to build a new national high-speed wireless network after concluding it would in some cases jam personal-navigation and other GPS devices. The Federal Communications Commission sought comments Wednesday on revoking LightSquared’s permit after a federal agency that coordinates wireless signals, the National Telecommunications and Informat[...]

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