By Lisa Johnston
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Englewood, Colo. — Dish and Winegard said Friday that they are releasing two new lightweight portable satellite-dish antennas enabling reception of pay-as-you-go Dish HDTV and SiriusXM music services on the go.
The Winegard Pathway X1 and X2 for Dish are HD TV antennas targeted at outdoor enthusiasts. Both work on a pay-as-you-go model, meaning users don’t have to be regular Dish subscribers to access programming.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
El Segundo, Calif. – DirecTV and Dish Network said Monday that they are teaming up to offer an addressable advertising platform “of unprecedented scale and reach” for political campaigns.
The companies said the strategic relationship will allow participating statewide political campaigns to target their TV ads at the household level within more than 20 million DirecTV and Dish homes.
CES 2014 Las Vegas - Demonstrating a commitment to simplify customers’ lives, Dish brought its Joey “troop” to International CES, offering a range of remote accessible thin-client solutions to deliver from Dish’s central Hopper DVR to subscribers’ screens anywhere in the home or on the go.
El Segundo, Calif. — DirecTV said Tuesday it will this month expand the number of channels available for out-of-home streaming via its DirecTV Everywhere service.
Beginning Nov. 21, DirecTV Everywhere will grow to more than 30 live TV out-of-home (OOH) streaming channels, including HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, The Movie Channel, Starz, Encore, Tennis Channel and Scripps Networks.
The satellite TV provider said it will also now deliver a lineup of 100 live TV in-home streaming channels.
New York – DISH said it soon will be upgrading its DISH Anywhere app with Transfers functionality to support and Android phones and tablets in addition to those with iOS.
The new DISH Anywhere app will let Hopper with Sling users transfer favorite shows for offline viewing to iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets, the company said.
This update will be pushed as an update to the free DISH Anywhere app by the end of the year.
Dish Network surprised analysts Tuesday, reporting third quarter net new subscriber additions that far exceeded consensus estimates while its broadband service appears to be gaining steam.
Dish added 35,000 net new video customers in the quarter, well above analysts’ consensus estimates of a loss of 39,000 customers. Dish also added 75,000 broadband subscribers in the quarter, bringing its total number of high-speed data customers to 385,000, up 24% from the second quarter.
Burlington, Mass. — Catalyst AV, a specialty A/V products distribution network, has entered into an agreement with TiVo to distribute the brand’s new TiVo Roamio series of DVRs, the TiVo Stream and the TiVo Mini.
The TiVo Roamio DVR series – which replaces TiVo’s Premiere series – consists of 3 multi-room, multisource DVRs that enable consumers to access their content from anywhere in the home, or the world, via their smartphone or tablet, the group said.
Englewood, Colo. — Dish Networks said Thursday that it, in association with partner nTelos, will expand the pilot fixed wireless broadband deployment, which began successfully in June.
Dish an nTelos will co-develop a fixed wireless broadband service that they plan to offer commercially on a limited trial basis in Virginia markets where the two companies have a high concentration of customers.
The trial markets include Roanoke, Staunton, Waynesboro and Charlottesville, Va.
Englewood, Colo. — An ongoing dispute over new TV station carriage contracts forces Dish customers to stop receiving their local CBS and Fox affiliate stations in Mankato, Minn, and Watertown, N.Y., Wednesday.
The blackout impacts stations KEYC (CBS) and KEYC-DT2 (Fox) in Mankato, and WWNY (CBS) and WNYF (Fox) in Watertown.
Denver – Dish Network used its biggest presence at CEDIA Expo in years to announce plans to integrate Control4 home automation technology into its Hopper whole-home DVR platform.
Under the plan, owners of Dish’s Hopper will be able to control the device through the Control4 home integration network, which is a popular platform in both high-end and mainstream home automation installations.