Dish-Gruntled Dealer Is Now a Cable Shill
- Balance Shifts On Programming Front. Hogan, Monica // Multichannel News;4/24/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 17, p42
Focuses on the direct-broadcast satellite service offered by Dish Network which was launched in 1996 in the U.S. Comments of Michael Schwimmer, CEO of SÃTV, on Dish as an upstart company; Addition of new channels to its top packages through advances in compression technology; Success of Dish...
- EchoStar offers converts free installation. // Electronic Media;02/01/99, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p23
Discloses the plans of EchoStar Communications Corp. to offer a $200 premium to retailers who convert PrimeStar customers to EchoStar's DISH cable television network.
- Dish night at EchoStar. Colman, Price // Broadcasting & Cable;09/28/98, Vol. 128 Issue 40, p43
Reports that the EchoStar Communications Corp. had given its Dish Network hardware, a direct broadcasting satellite service (DBS), to customers who have signed long-term contracts for its more expensive programming package in the United States (US). Inclusions of the offer; Reasons people don't...
- DBS Promos Counter Cable Buyback Moves. Hogan, Monica // Multichannel News;07/31/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 31, p34
Reports on direct broadcast satellite television companies' marketing campaigns seeking to attract subscribers away from cable television in the United States as of July 31, 2000. EchoStar Communications Corp.'s marketing campaign; Cable television industry's use of satellite dish buyback...
- Merger May Appease States 49, 50. Hearn, Ted // Multichannel News;11/12/2001, Vol. 22 Issue 46, p26
Reports on the benefits of the DirecTV Inc. and EchoStar merger in Alaska and Hawaii. Concern of officials on quality of direct satellite service; Impact of merger on number of available cable channels; Effect of merger on service equality among states.
- EchoStar Dishes Out 3% Rate Hike. Moss, Linda // Multichannel News;1/1/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p8
The article reports on the 3% average increase on the Dish Network rates of Echostar Communications Corp. The broadcast satellite provider will increase the cost of its "America's Top 120" and "America's Top 180" package by $3. Although it will not increase its "America's Top 60" offering, it...
- SCBA tries to block Sky. Halonen, Doug // Electronic Media;03/31/97, Vol. 16 Issue 14, p2
Reports on the Small Cable Business Association's plan to lobby against the proposed merger of direct broadcast satellite (DBS) operators ASkyB and EchoStar. Reason for objecting to the deal; Plans for getting the Federal Communications Commission to impose public-interest requirements on DSB...
- Patently DVR:. // CableFAX Daily;4/18/2006, Vol. 17 Issue 75, p3
Reports on the increase in stock prices of several cable television operators and direct broadcast satellite television providers, in the wake of a patent suit won by TiVo over EchoStar Communications. Percentage increase in shares of Cablevision and Comcast.
- At the Portals:. // CableFAX Daily;7/18/2006, Vol. 17 Issue 137, p2
The article reports on the failure of cable television to have the U.S. Federal Communications Commission charge direct broadcast satellite (DBS) the same regulatory fees that cable pays. Cable pays fees on a per sub basis, about $50mln in 2006, while EchoStar and DirecTV pay $2mln annually...