DirecTV, Dish Stocks Soar on Merger Chatter

DirecTV, Dish Stocks Soar on Merger Chatter

By Mike Farrell On Mar 27 2014 - 9:05am




Shares of DirecTV and Dish Network soared Wednesday after a report in Bloomberg News citing unnamed sources said Dish chairman Charlie Ergen has approached DirecTV chief Mike White about a possible merger.

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Dish Ships Super Joey Thin Client

Dish Ships Super Joey Thin Client

By Greg Tarr On Mar 13 2014 - 11:36am




Englewood, Colo. — Dish said its Super Joey thin-client add-on box for the Hopper whole-home HD DVR platform is now available to subscribers.

First introduced at International CES last January, the Super Joey includes two additional network tuners, giving the Hopper system the ability to record up to eight shows simultaneously.

The feature reduces the chance of channel conflicts while recording or watching live programming, and answers a criticism underscored in commercials from competitors.

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By Greg Tarr on Mar 5 2014 - 2:45pm


Dish Disney Deal Swaps Ads For Flexibility

It’s been a busy week so far for Dish Network. On Monday, the satellite-TV provider reached a long-term carriage agreement with The Walt Disney Co. that includes putting limits on its controversial Auto-Hop ad-skipping service for ABC’s programming, and then revealed its Dish Anywhere remote viewing app will now be available on Kindle Fire HDX tablets in addition to iPads and Android devices.

Although the two announcements were not directly related, the two have overlapping benefits.

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Dish Updates Explorer iPad App

Dish Updates Explorer iPad App

By Greg Tarr On Feb 27 2014 - 3:26pm




Englewood, Colo. — Satellite-TV provider Dish said Thursday that it has just updated to its Dish Explorer iPad App, enabling users to control their TV power and volume directly from their tablet without the need of an actual remote.

Dish said the update was made in direct response to customer feedback, requesting the capability.

First launched last year, Dish Explorer is a second-screen iPad app for the Hopper whole-home DVR that combines program-discovery tools, social-media engagement and remote-control capabilities.

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Winegard, Dish Add Portable Dish Antennas

Winegard, Dish Add Portable Dish Antennas

By Greg Tarr On Jan 31 2014 - 12:39pm




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.

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Dish Rolls Out The Joey Troop

Dish Rolls Out The Joey Troop

By Greg Tarr On Jan 7 2014 - 2:40pm


Dish CEO Joe Clayton and friends


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.

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