ESPN Boss Sees Significant Role for Sling TV


Streaming media services, including Dish Network-owned Sling TV, could help make up for losses in traditional pay TV subscribers, ESPN President John Skipper said an interview with The Wall Street Journal published Tuesday. However, he also expressed frustration with Apple’s attempts to date in the streaming device market. Sports remains a growth business, Skipper said. It would be foolish to predict that sports rights — and therefore prices — would decline in the near future, even as traditional TV viewership continues to go down.

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Dish Network to Automate TV Ad Sales


Dish Network on Monday launched Dish Media Sales, an automated marketplace that will let advertisers buy TV spots the same way they can buy ads online. With the initiative, Dish will give advertisers the ability to purchase targeted, linear TV ads, impression by impression, using real-time bidding technology — similar to the way online ads are purchased. “Our addressable technology offers an improved viewer experience as we deliver ads with greater relevance to a consumer’s needs,” said Adam Gaynor, vice president of Dish media sales.

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Dish Network in talks to merge with T-Mobile US, could pose challenge to Apple TV service

Dish Network is in talks to merge with T-Mobile U.S., a report said on Thursday, and while major details remain unsorted, the companies are believed to be closely aligned about what a resulting entity would look like — one that might pose a threat to Apple’s rumored subscription TV service.



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Sling TV to get HBO live and on-demand content days after HBO Now lands on Apple TV

As promised at the start of April, Dish Network’s Web-based television service Sling TV will add HBO to its list of partner providers later this week, offering linear and video-on-demand content to paying customers.



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Sling TV adding live and on-demand HBO in new $15 add-on tier

Apple is not the only cord-cutting option for those who can’t live without HBO content, as Dish Network on Wednesday announced that its Sling TV over-the-top web television service would add HBO as a $15-per-month add-on within the next two weeks.



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Dish makes Sling TV available to all, adds AMC and WatchESPN access

Dish Network announced on Monday that its new over-the-top web television service, Sling TV, is now open for business and will include content from AMC –?the television home of Breaking Bad and Mad Men –?as well as access to WatchESPN apps for all customers.



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Dish Network Slings New TV Service


Dish Network on Monday officially launched Sling TV, its widely anticipated US$20 per month streaming service, and further announced that customers could sign up for a “Sports Extra” add-on pack for $5 per month. The service, which is available now via a one-week free trial, can be accessed via Roku devices, and through Android, iOS, Mac and PC devices — with support for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick coming soon. Dish also announced that the basic package will have AMC added in the coming weeks.

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Dish Network Gives Super Bowl Commercials Their Due


Dish Network on Thursday announced that subscribers to its satellite TV service can enable Reverse AutoHop for this Sunday’s Super Bowl. This feature will enable viewers with the Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR to watch the commercials alone without having to fast-forward through the game. To utilize Reverse AutoHop, customers need only have the PrimeTime Anytime feature enabled for NBC prior to the game’s kickoff. Then, beginning on Monday, they will have the option to automatically jump to the commercial spots.

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Dish Slings Tastier TV to Millennials


Dish Network on Monday unveiled Sling TV, its live over-the-top television service, at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. Sling TV will be offered to consumers without a contract, starting at $20 per month. It will be available early this year through a variety of devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google’s Nexus Player, Roku boxes, Microsoft’s Xbox One, and select Samsung and LG Smart TVs. Sling TV also can be streamed on PCs and Macs.

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Dish announces 'Sling TV' $20-per-month Internet TV service with ESPN, CNN, more

Satellite television provider Dish has jumped into the cord-cutting ring with a new over-the-top streaming television service featuring a number of big-name broadcasters, possibly signaling that content owners are becoming more at ease with alternative distribution methods that could bolster Apple’s own efforts.



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Netflix's Very Big Deal


Dish Network last week announced that it had integrated the Netflix app into its set-top box. The video streaming service is now available to Dish subscribers with a second-generation Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR. This integration of the services allows Dish customers the ability to stream Netflix movies and TV shows from the same platform that is used to access linear TV channels. “Pairing Netflix with Hopper represents the consolidation of two incredible video experiences,” said Vivek Khemka, Dish senior vice president of product management.

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Dish's Hopper DVR Is No Aereo


Dish Network this week chalked up another legal victory for its Hopper DVR service. An appeals court rejected Fox’s bid to disallow some features in the Hopper platform, namely the place-shifting capabilities of Dish Anywhere and Hopper Transfers. Dish Anywhere gives Hopper customers the option to view content remotely from Internet-connected devices like tablets, smartphones and computers. Hopper Transfers lets iPad users move or copy some Hopper recordings to their device, eliminating the need for an Internet connection to view the content.

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