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Posted Saturday 12/01/18 at 12:30AM EST
Is it the beginning of the end of the end for satellite TV?
The CEO of AT&T Communications effectively declared the end of the satellite-TV era on Thursday when he said: “We’ve launched our last satellite." AT&T's DirecTV still has nearly 20 million subscribers, but the company is focusing on growing its online TV business.
Posted Friday 11/09/18 at 1:22PM EST
Cable and satellite suffered their worst quarter ever thanks to cord-cutters
According to a new study by MoffetNathanson, satellite companies DirecTV and Dish Network were hit particularly hard in the third quarter of 2018, losing 726,000 subscribers combined. Comcast, meanwhile, lost 106,000 cable subscribers.
Posted Friday 11/02/18 at 9:56AM EDT
Does AT&T's blackout of HBO on Dish Network prove President Trump was right to be concerned about the AT&T-Time Warner merger?
Source: New York Magazine
As Josh Barro points out, "one of the main concerns the Department of Justice raised in their unsuccessful effort to block the AT&T–Time Warner merger was that a company that owned both a lot of the television channels Americans watch (CNN, TNT, HBO and more), and systems many Americans use to get television channels (DirecTV and U-Verse), would have undue power to raise prices and withhold content. Of course, the president had some concerns of his own — but whatever his political motivations, there was a plausible case that the merger was harmful to consumer welfare, and could lead to higher prices and reduced availability of content."
Posted Thursday 11/01/18 at 12:44PM EDT
HBO has gone dark for the first time in a dispute with Dish Network and Sling
“During our forty plus years of operation, HBO has always been able to reach agreement with our valued distributors and our services have never been taken down or made unavailable to subscribers due to an inability to conclude a deal,” HBO said of the blackout that took effect last night.
Posted Friday 10/12/18 at 1:39PM EDT
CNN and Dish are battling over payments for people who watch on airplanes
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The two sides are fighting over how to calculate monthly license fees for CNN's availability on airplane-based Dish services. The fees are worth $30 million to $100 million to CNN.
Posted Tuesday 11/21/17 at 8:54AM EST
CBS is blacked out on Dish Network
A carriage dispute means that more than 13 million Dish subscribers can no longer see CBS as of this morning.