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- Local Nets Fuel Hot Summer For DBS Sales. Hogan, Monica // Multichannel News;07/17/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 29, p1
Reports increase in sales of direct-broadcast satellite (DBS) systems in the United States. Impact of local-into-local broadcast-channel packages on the sales of DBS; Companies noted a significant growth in the number of subscribers; Cable industry fighting against DBS; Plans of the companies...
- Lifetime Leads, But Broadcast Rules. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;11/4/2002, Vol. 23 Issue 44, p57
Reports that U.S. direct-broadcast television company Lifetime Television led the industry with the highest primetime ratings in October 2002 even as direct broadcast networks in the country gained more viewership than cable networks in the country. Ratings gained by three cable networks;...
- DirecTV rate hike in `98. // Electronic Media;11/24/97, Vol. 16 Issue 48, p39
Reports about the notification of DirecTV on its subscribers about the increase of rates in 1998. Reason for the increase.
- EchoStar, ESPN Team Up With Sears for Promo. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;08/21/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 34, p27
Reports the partnership between EchoStar Communications Corp., ESPN and Sears, Roebuck & Co. for improving direct-broadcast satellite sales in the United States. Details on the pay-per-view sports package; Price of the ESPN Game Plan; Implications of the promotion for Dish Network customers.
- DirecTV's falling star. Higgins, John M. // Broadcasting & Cable;7/23/2001, Vol. 131 Issue 31, p41
Focuses on the impact of piracy on the sales of the DirectTV. Percentage of people pirating DirectTV satellite signals; Decision of Echostar to drop its plan to counterbid for DirectTV; Decrease of number of subscribers
- Time Warner Houston Thwarts DBS Attacks. Hogan, Monica // Multichannel News;6/24/2002, Vol. 23 Issue 25, p30
Reports the winning of a battle against competition from direct-broadcast satellite (DBS) by Time Warner Cable of Houston in Texas. Focus of the retransmission consent dispute; Amount spent for local advertising in an attempt to drive Time Warner customers to DBS; Number of subscribers added...
- Soaring satellite rates. // Popular Electronics;Jul98, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p28
Reports that the US Copyright Office has ruled to quadruple the rate that satellite broadcasters must pay to transmit network television signals. Impact of the ruling on direct broadcast satellite industry; List of companies and business enterprises that will be hit hardest by the ruling; Plan...
- Study Shows Weak Advertising Rates in Arab Free-to-Air Satellite Markets. // Satellite News;9/2/2009, Vol. 32 Issue 35, p4
The article reports that according to a study, the free-to-air satellite market shows weak advertising rates as compared to other global markets in the Arab countries. The study found that the peak average advertising rates of major free-to-air satellite channels were 25 percent higher than in...
- Ohio Supreme Court OKs state's satellite TV tax. Whiteman, Doug // Chicago Citizen - South End Edition;1/5/2011, Vol. 43 Issue 48, p4
The article reports on the rejection of the Ohio Supreme Court regarding the state sales tax that applies to satellite televisions but not cable in Columbus, Ohio.