DISH Network Corp


  • NEW YORK, March 26- Wireless venture LightSquared on Thursday concluded three years of litigation with creditors, securing U.S. Bankruptcy Court approval of a plan to end its Chapter 11 case and repay in full its largest creditor, Dish Network Corp Chairman Charles Ergen. Under the plan greenlighted by Judge Shelley Chapman in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York,...

  • NEW YORK, March 26- Verizon Communications Inc may rely largely on advertising for revenue from its upcoming online video service, Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said in an interview. Original online programming on Verizon's service could use an "advertising-type" model, "not necessarily a consumer-pay model," Shammo said in the recent interview.

  • Netflix, Amazon, Hulu: Streaming 'upstarts' no more Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:22 AM ET
    The Netflix logo is displayed on an iPhone 5s in this photograph taken in Washington.

    As more players join the online streaming field, companies like Netflix and Hulu find themselves in a new role, the NYT reports.

  • SONY'S PLAYSTATION VUE ONLINE TV SERVICE LAUNCHES AT $50 A. NEW YORK, March 18- Sony Corp on Wednesday launched its PlayStation Vue Web video service in three cities, targeting customers looking for cheaper alternatives to cable with packages starting at $50. Sony's service will have more than 85 channels, including programming from three major networks, CBS,...

  • NEW YORK, March 18- Bankrupt wireless venture LightSquared has filed a new restructuring plan that would pay the full $1.5 billion claim of its largest creditor, Dish Network Corp Chairman Charles Ergen, in cash, with interest. The plan, filed late on Tuesday and outlined on Wednesday morning in court papers in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan, depends on $1.515...

  • Apple TV service could fuel more hardware sales Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 4:07 PM ET
    Watching TV on a tablet computer

    Apple is reportedly in talks with programmers to offer an online TV service—a service that could help sell more devices.

  • NEW YORK, March 17- Cerberus Capital Management and Solus Alternative Asset Management on Tuesday proposed a new plan to restructure bankrupt wireless venture LightSquared, with the support of billionaire Charles Ergen, LightSquared's largest lender. The plan is designed to compete with a LightSquared-backed one whose fairness is the subject of an...

  • Cord-cutters: Why it's Apple's new key demographic Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 3:07 PM ET
    Watching TV

    The rise of cord-cutting will bring huge changes in TV viewing. Apple already controls our phones. Will it also take control of our TVs?

  • Apple Web TV: Home run or too confusing? Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 2:55 PM ET
    Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, speaks during the company's "Spring Forward" event in San Francisco.

    Apple's plans for its Web television service are really shaking things up for consumers and the cable companies.

  • Sling TV offers Xbox One app, will have A&E channels Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Dish Network's Sling TV is now offering an app on Xbox One, the first gaming console to be able to feature the company's online television service. "World News Extra" will have Bloomberg TV, HLN, Euro News and others. Shares of Englewood, Colorado- based Dish Network Corp. dipped 25 cents to $73.29 in afternoon trading.

  • Apple in talks to launch online TV service: Report Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 7:14 AM ET
    Apple TV

    Apple is in talks with programmers to offer a slimmed-down bundle of TV networks this fall, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • NEW YORK— Cablevision is offering the new HBO Now online service to its Internet customers, even though the service could persuade more people to drop their cable TV packages. The company, which has a few million customers in the New York City area, said Monday that Cablevision customers can sign up for HBO Now through Cablevision. That means they can pay for HBO and...

  • FCC needs to close auction loopholes Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 3:49 PM ET
    Cell tower telecommunications

    The FCC needs to take action to keep the big guys from taking advantage of auction policies to protect the little guys, says David Williams.

  • 'Cinderella' story: Why Disney's at all-time highs Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 2:06 PM ET
    Still from the movie "Frozen"

    The Disney brand is stronger than ever, bolstered by movies, TV, consumer products, digital properties and theme parks.

  • NEW YORK, March 9- A lawyer for LightSquared on Monday said the company will set aside $400 million to give certain bankruptcy lenders, including Dish Network Corp Chairman Charles Ergen, the option to take a portion of their repayment in cash instead of notes. LightSquared, owned by Phil Falcone's Harbinger Capital Partners, was planning a massive wireless...

  • A la carte cable options: Betting against bundling Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 10:45 AM ET
    Lobbyists asked Eric Rouse, a county commissioner in North Carolina, to help restore Viacom’s networks to local cable subscribers.

    The New York Times takes a deeper look at the changing television landscape and the future of the cable bundle.

  • NEW YORK, March 6- LightSquared gained momentum this week in its effort to end its three-year bankruptcy after a judge dealt a blow to its main creditor and adversary, Charles Ergen, ahead of a week-long trial on its latest debt restructuring plan. LightSquared, the would-be wireless provider owned by Phil Falcone's Harbinger Capital Partners hedge fund, on...

  • Early movers: FDX, TMUS, CSX, MNST, JCP & more Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, August 1, 2014, in New York.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • US stocks close near highs ahead of Yellen testimony Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Feb. 20, 2015.

    U.S. stocks pulled back from Friday's records to close narrowly mixed ahead of Fed Chair Janet Yellen's remarks over the next two days.

  • Feb 23- Co-founder and Chairman Charlie Ergen will return to the helm of Dish Network Corp, which is struggling to stanch subscriber losses, when the incumbent chief executive steps down next month. Joe Clayton, 65, who has been CEO of the second-biggest U.S. satellite TV company since 2011 when Ergen relinquished the post, will retire on March 31.