San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Englewood, Colo. — Dish Network plans to close 300 more Blockbuster locations, leaving the video rental chain with 500 stores.
The stores will be shuttered over the next few weeks as they come off lease, a Dish spokesman told The Denver Post.
The No. 2 satellite TV service closed more than 500 Blockbuster stores last year amid competition from disc-by-mail service Netflix and the shift to streaming video.
“With the new DISH Anywhere, customers can watch their DISH programming on their iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Android tablet, PC or MAC – anytime with a WiFi or cellular connection.
“Hopper Transfers allow a user to transfer any DVR recording to an iPad so you can watch it anywhere – even without an Internet connection.”
“With the new Hopper with built-in Sling technology, DISH customers can now watch all their live TV, DVR and on-demand content on PCs, mobile devices and tablets – in the home and outside the home.”
LAS VEGAS – Dish Network will rollout at International CES 2013 the second generation of its controversial commercial-skipping DVR called The Hopper.
Dish CEO Joe Clayton said the new Hopper will hit the market later in the month.
The DVR/tuner will have all of the features of the previous version – including Primetime Anytime and the controversial commercial skipping Auto Hop function – plus more power and new features designed to expand the use of a Dish subscription both in the home and on the road.
Englewood, Colo. – Dish Network subsidiary Dish DBS plans to issue bonds for general corporate purposes that “may include spectrum-related strategic transactions,” the company announced.
Dish declined to say whether it plans to buy terrestrial wireless spectrum to bolster the capacity of a planned wireless voice and broadband network that its plans to build in spectrum previously set aside for satellite communications.
Englewood, Colo. — A Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposal to repurpose Dish’s 2GHz satellite spectrum for a terrestrial voice and broadband network includes restrictions that “could cripple our ability to enter the business” and add years of delay to the rollout, a Dish executive said.
Dish asked the FCC in May to approve its plans to use the 40MHz of satellite spectrum for terrestrial use.
Los Angeles — Fox Broadcasting Company’s legal challenge to Dish Network’s controversial commercial-skipping DVR called the Hopper was rejected by a Federal District Court judge here Wednesday.
Fox had sought a court injunction to block Dish’s AutoHop technology in the Hopper because it felt the feature would interfere with its ability to garner advertising revenue.
But in a statement late Wednesday, Dish said District Judge Dolly Gee rejected Fox's request.