Bill Could Cost EchoStar $100M
- Consumers Union Stumps for EchoStar. Hearn, Ted // Multichannel News;11/27/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 47, p34
The article reports on the bill created by U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy. According to the author, the bill aims to moderate the impact of the pending issue of distant signals in broadcasting and allow Echostar Communications Corp. to resume in offering network signals to the market where local...
- EchoStar takes Big 4 to court. Albiniak, Paige // Broadcasting & Cable;10/26/98, Vol. 128 Issue 44, p19
Reports on the lawsuit filed by EchoStar Communications Corp. against Big Four broadcast networks. Claims of EchoStar in its lawsuit; Arguments of EchoStar about the use of flawed methods in determining customer eligibility; Predictive model developed by EchoStar for evaluating signal strength.
- Broadcasters Thrilled With Satellite-TV Bill. // Broadcasting & Cable;11/29/2004, Vol. 134 Issue 48, p10
Reports on a U.S. legislation that renewed the rights of direct-broadcast-satellite operators to carry local stations for five years. Implications of the bill on the EchoStar company; Complaints on the company's channel subscription practice.
- NCTA, NAB Battle Dish's HDTV Plan. Hearn, Ted // Multichannel News;9/27/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 39, p60
The article reports that the cable and broadcast industries are teaming to undercut an high definition TV (HDTV) plan supported by EchoStar Communications Corp. that was included in satellite legislation awaiting a vote in the Senate. The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)...
- Two-Dish Plan Ban Coming To Vote Soon, Upton Says. Hearn, Ted // Multichannel News;4/26/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 17, p58
Focuses on a satellite legislation which would give EchoStar Communications Corp. one year to stop the use of two dishes to receive all local television signals in a market. Impact of the legislation on the television services of EchoStar; Provisions of the bill; Outlook of U.S. House of...
- Distance-Signal Spat Nears. Shields, Todd // MediaWeek;8/23/2004, Vol. 14 Issue 30, p6
Deals with the dispute between television broadcasters and the EchoStar Communications for the bill that would re-authorize direct-broadcast satellite companies' use of some network television signals in the U.S. Goal of EchoStar networks in offering high-definition programming; Possible...
- Senate Panel Clears SHVIA Renewal. // Multichannel News;6/21/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 25, p62
Reports on a bill to extend the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act (SHVIA) for five more years approved by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in June 2004. Effects of the House bill on Echostar; Information on SHVIA.
- House dishes zinger to EchoStar. Crabtree, Susan // Daily Variety;4/29/2004, Vol. 283 Issue 18, p6
Reports on the approval of given by a U.S. House panel to a legislative bill requiring satellite broadcasters to offer all local programming on a single satellite dish. Impact of the approval on Echostar Communications Corp.; Reaction of local broadcasters to the news; Complaint made by...
- Ergen dishes out criticism of new bill. Crabtree, Susan // Daily Variety;5/28/2004, Vol. 283 Issue 39, p5
Reports that EchoStar executive Charlie Ergen has urged U.S. legislators not to adopt the one-satellite-dish requirement in a bill making its way in Congress. Debate on the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act; Ban on requiring subscribers a second dish if they want local television...