Verizon is rolling out a new pay TV plan that allows consumers to choose every month bundles of channels they want to see.» Read More
Verizon said Friday that it would let customers pick groups of channels that interest them, a plan that is separate from the traditional bundle that has been offered to customers for years. More and more people, fed up with large cable bundles with dozens of channels they don't watch and hate to pay for, are signing up for cheaper streaming services like Netflix.
April 9- Dish Network Corp's Sling TV said it has added Time Warner Inc's HBO to its programming lineup. Users will pay for $15 per month for the service, which will allow users to view programs as they are shown on HBO as well as on-demand. The agreement comes ahead of the season premiere of HBO's much-awaited "Game of Thrones" and " Silicon Valley".
April 1- Dish Network Corp and Time Warner reached a new agreement on Wednesday that will allow Dish subscribers continued access to Turner Broadcasting and HBO programming. "We're pleased that the Dish customers we all serve can continue to enjoy Turner and HBO's popular programming on multiple platforms," Turner Broadcasting said in the statement.
April 1- Dish Network Corp and Time Warner settled on a new agreement Wednesday that will allow Dish subscribers continued access to Turner Broadcasting and HBO programming. The new contract, the details of which were not disclosed, was announced by Turner and Time Warner on Wednesday. "We're pleased that the Dish customers we all serve can continue to enjoy...
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LightSquared concluded three years of litigation with creditors, securing court approval of a plan to end its case and repay its largest creditor.
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.
Incoming CEO Charlie Ergen says Dish Network isn't in any rush to unload the vast amounts of broadcast spectrum it has amassed since 2008.
Incoming Dish Network CEO, Charlie Ergen, sits down with CNBC's David Faber to discuss his plans for Dish in the short term and long term future.
Incoming Dish Network CEO, Charlie Ergen, sits down with CNBC's David Faber to discuss Dish's spectrum plan and his take on Google.
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 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...
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?
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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.
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