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DISH wins major battle for Pay-TV a la carte

September 23rd, 2014

As reported by Seeking Alpha, Dish Network is celebrating a major win in the battle for a la carte TV packages that consumers (and many within the industry) have been clamoring for for years. The victory seems to be a clenching decision for what many see as a total movement away from cable, package-based TV subscriptions that have dominated cable television for decades.  Read more

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Live-TV viewing continues to decline as the industry moves towards Pay-TV

September 20th, 2014

dish network order logo nowSeeking Alpha has reported that, once again, live-TV viewing is declining in the wake of Neisel Ratings which seem to suggest that the digital revolution is continuing to hurt live-viewed television. Digital viewing increased across all demos, surprisingly even among 50-64 year olds with a 60% increase.

The highest increase was seen amongst the 18-34 demo, as expected, with an increase up to 35 minutes a day. The 35-49 demo increased 80%, to 26 minutes a day.  Read more

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ESPN hasn’t released SEC Network ratings

September 18th, 2014

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In an interesting move, especially when considering the massive amount of money tied up in the new venture between the Worldwide Leader and college football’s top conference, ESPN has announced they aren’t releasing the SEC Network’s ratings — at least for now. Read more

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DISH Network signs another exclusive deal

September 16th, 2014

SNi_DIM[1]DISH Network has landed yet another deal that adds to the already robust channel and network layout that has taken the company to the peak of satellite TV. The groundbreaking agreement with Scripps comes on the heels of other contracts with Disney, announced i March, and A+E Network, announced just last month. Read more

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What NFL games will be on in your market opening weekend?

September 3rd, 2014

The NFL remains an absolute juggernaut in terms of TV ratings, and they’ve actually done most of that by restricting the amount of play. Games are on in the same exact small structure and format every Sunday. In fact, many viewers only get 3 NFL games on an average Sunday during the regular season. Read more

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5 Shows to Look Forward to This Fall

August 31st, 2014

Agents of SHIELDSeptember 23rd – Agents of SHIELD had a rocky start before hitting a creative stride during the final six episodes of its first season, when the series really began to address the fallout from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. With Marvel Studio’s film success continuing unabated, Agents of SHIELD (along with a new show, Agent Carter, premiering in January) will undoubtedly be setting the stage for the studio’s next blockbuster, Avengers: Age of Ultron — and that’s definitely worth sticking around for. Read more

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SEC Network Launches With Huge Upset

August 30th, 2014

The much anticipated SEC Network has launched to over 60 million subscribers, and kicked off this week with another much anticipated event: the top 25 match up between Texas A&M and the South Carolina Gamecocks. ESPN and the fledgling network couldn’t have asked for a better debut in terms of office, as over 70 points and 1000 yards of total offense were put up in front of a huge audience (numbers to be released later this week). Read more

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Malcom Gladwell to write a TV series

August 29th, 2014

gladwell dish network tv witingPerhaps following in the foot steps of Michael Crichton — the famous science fiction and medical writer with a strong scientific and educated background rare in screenwriting — it has been reported that Malcolm Gladwell will be writing a TV medical drama in he vein of other heavily dramatic and realistic brand of shows that have been on the rise in recent years. Read more

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AT&T / DirecTV merger moving closer and closer, here’s what you should know

August 28th, 2014

The communications giant AT&T has agreed in principle to terms with the federal government on a $48.5 Billion dollar purchase of DirecTV. According to the NY Post, agreeing means that AT&T has complied with merger requests from the Department of Justice, and worked that plan out over the last two quarters.  Read more

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Dish Network’s Interest in T-Mobile Could Be A Game-Changer

August 25th, 2014


As Sprint’s failed attempt to acquire T-Mobile failed — and resulted in strengthening T-Mobile as a Sprint competitor no less — there has been fierce fighting over who might acquire or even merge with the broadband spectrum-rich company.

T-Mobile now has its focus squarely on overtaking Sprint and becoming the third-largest wireless telecommunications carrier in the United States. Read more

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