Media General said that it has reached a renewal deal for broadcast retransmission licensing with DirecTV, avoiding a blackout that would have impacted 62 stations in 48 markets.
Tegna Media said it has agreed to wait an additional 24 hours from the 7 p.m. EST expiration of its retrans deal tonight with Dish Network before blacking out its 46 stations on the satellite operator's service.
New service features from Dish Network and Comcast offer Uber-like transparency to customers, letting them know not only know the ETA and location status of the technician who's about to visit their home, but their name, as well.
Dish Network said Tegna Media has rejected its offer to extend its current retrans deal beyond its Oct. 1 expiration and is threatening to black out its 51 stations in 39 markets.
Dish Network has rolled out the first major upgrades to its Sling TV user interface, with Xbox One users receiving an updated player app this week.
Fixed-line content distributors such as Comcast and new mobile-first distributors like Verizon's go90 service all have the potential to be hugely popular OTT services, but only if they can figure out how to turn a profit on the data traffic around that service, a new report from Macquarie Research reveals.
Home automation services may have great potential for service providers to gain incremental revenue, but the reality is that home automation contractors and pay-TV installers have never had the greatest relationship.
Despite a series of apologies and purported fixes, Dish Network's seminal over-the-top pay-TV product, Sling TV, continues to experience service interruptions.
The relationship between home automation contractors and custom AV system integrators with pay-TV installers has often been challenging. Frank DeFilippes, a former custom installer hired in December to head channel programs for Dish Network, wants to change that.
With the overall U.S. satellite TV business losing 214,000 customers in the second quarter-- and losing pay-TV market share to cable for the very first time-- MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett says the sector is now officially a mature business that is no longer growing.