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Orlando, Fla. – Speaking at the Personal Communications Industry Association’s (PCIA) 2012 Wireless Infrastructure Show here Wednesday Dish Network co-founder and chairman Charlie Ergen told an audience he needs swift action from the Federal Communications Commission on approving his company’s application to launch a wireless IP data network.
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.
Jackson, Miss. — More details were provided by Dish CEO Joe Clayton at this morning’s introduction of DishNet — a high-speed nationwide Internet service via satellite, available on Oct. 1 — in terms of pricing, marketing and future plans.
DishNet, which debuted at the flagship Cowboy Maloney’s Electric City retail store, here, comes in three packages that are bundled with the company’s TV services.
Jackson, Miss. — Dish is expanding the availability of its broadband service with the launch of DishNet, a high-speed nationwide Internet service via satellite, with the debut at the flagship Cowboy Maloney’s Electric City retail store, here.
Available Oct. 1, DishNet offers customers the convenience of one bill, one installation, one customer service number and a $10 monthly discount when bundled with Dish’s most popular TV programming packages, the company said.
New York – Dish Network previewed an as-yet-unnamed nationwide broadband service, designed to serve 19 million rural residents who do not have the service from cable, DSL or telcos, set to debut by October.
The service will be sold through Dish’s normal distribution channels including retailers, according to Brian McIntyre, broadband VP, who previewed the service to the media at company offices, here.
New York – Satellite TV service Dish said it will carry controversial political pundit Glenn Beck’s internet-based 24-hour news, information and entertainment network – “TheBlaze” – starting at 5 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, on channel 212.
The deal for television coverage will be “exclusive” to Dish at launch, the channel said.
Charlie Ergen and company are faced with a dilemma. The chairman of EchoStar has built his business on the backs of the small, independent satellite retailers, also known in the satellite business as a Television Receive Only (or TVRO) dealers.
Despite a looming mega merger between DBS suppliers, the home satellite TV industry continued to register "dramatic growth" in 2001, according to subscriber figures compiled by the Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association (SBCA).
Despite the apparent failure of their planned merger, the nation's two direct broadcast satellite operators should continue to use HDTV as a critical tool in drawing new subscribers from their cable competitors.
Though slowed by their merger setback, DirecTV and EchoStar both say they will continue to push the envelope on delivery of new digital services, even as their cable competition announces multichannel HDTV services in many markets.
The nation's two direct broadcast satellite (DBS) providers reported continued subscriber gains for the first quarter of 2001, although churn took a nip out of net totals for DirecTV.
EchoStar reported strong subscriber growth, as the Dish Network added about 460,000 net new subscribers. Cumulative totals for Dish at the end of Q1 registered approximately 5.72 million subscribers, for a 48 percent increase over the 3.9 million subscribers at the end of March 2000.
Demonstrating its willingness to take on multiple service platforms, Best Buy said it has signed on as the only national electronics chain to carry satellite-based broadband Internet equipment and services for Hughes Network Services' (HNS) DirecPC system.