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Dish & Hearst: Don’t Blame Me

The fee fight between Hearst Television and Dish enters its 15th day today with both companies still blaming the other for the dispute which has blacked out 33 local stations in Dish’s lineup. Click: Amazon: HDTV Indoor Antenna: $29.99. The satcaster yesterday issued a statement saying that Hearst has refused to agree to the same carriage

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Hearst Slams Dish; Denies Charges

Hearst Television President Jordan Wertlieb has written an ‘open letter’ to Dish in which the broadcasting executive denies the satcaster’s allegation that Hearst is unwilling to negotiate an end to their now 11-day-old fee fight. Amazon: HDTV Indoor Antenna: $29.99. The letter, posted yesterday at Hearst station web sites, references a video released last week

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Dish Loses 33 Stations In Fee Fight With Hearst

Dish last night lost 33 local stations in 28 markets due to a carriage dispute with their owner, Hearst Television. The stations, which include the ABC affiliate in Boston, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans and the NBC station in Baltimore, among many others, last night posted notices at their web sites that their signals

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Top Pay TV Services Add 250K Subs In 4Q

The top five pay TV operators added a net total of at least 252,000 video subscribers in the fourth quarter, suggesting again that the cord-cutting trend is having a relatively small impact on the industry DIRECTV and AT&T, which have the most video subscribers in the nation with more than 25 million, led the way

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Dish Adds 28K Subs In 4Q

Dish Network this morning released its fourth quarter report which showed a net gain of 28,000 video subscribers. See Amazon’s 1-Day-Only Deals! The satcaster lost a net of 12,000 subscribers in the 2015 fourth quarter. The subscriber total includes customers of both Dish’s satellite service and the Dish-owned Net TV service, Sling TV. Amazon: Up

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Sling TV, Dish Join the Free Preview Weekend

Sling TV this weekend is holding a free preview of HBO for both its Orange and Blue package subscribers. The HBO preview will run from Thursday through Monday. HBO this weekend is premiering the season one debut of Big Little Lies, a murder mystery starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. Amazon: See the latest deals!

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Dish & DIRECTV Will Offer Planet Earth II In 4K

Dish announced this morning that it will also show the six-part BBC documentary series, Planet Earth II, in 4K, starting this week. DIRECTV had previously revealed it will air the program in 4K on channel 104, which is one of its three channels dedicated to 4K programming. Planet Earth II, a follow-up to the critically-acclaimed 2006 documentary

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Bonten Slams Dish For ‘Low-Ball Offer’

Bonten Media is charging that it can not reach a new carriage pact with Dish because the satcaster is proposing to pay carriage fees “well below market value.” Dish has been without Bonten’s 12 network affiliates since January 17 when the companies could not reach a new carriage agreement. After the blackout began, Bonten maintained

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