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CBS resisted Dish plan to relegate it to higher tier on OTT service

Dish Network wants to charge ahead with a plan to launch its new OTT service without broadcast channels being offered to subscribers in the basic tier, keeping the base price at around $30.

Dish, Turner forge extension: restores CNN, averts TNT, TBS blackouts

Dish Network and Turner Broadcasting announced an end to a bitter carriage standoff that saw CNN disappear from the satellite operator's program guide for a month, and also threatened to pull TNT and TBS from the service.

From Ergen to Roberts to Hastings: Profiling the 25 most powerful people in wireless and wireline

They can accidentally move share prices by talking in their sleep. On their Learjets, pilots ask them if they can use their electronic devices. An investor event they threw in 1987 is still going. They are FierceWireless ' Most Powerful People in U.S. Wireless and Wireline 2014, and you can read the complete list and associated profiles right here.

CBS: 'Dish is notorious for going dark'

After launching a series of TV commercials warning Dish Network subscribers that they could soon lose access to SEC football games, Naval Criminal Investigative Services-themed procedural dramas and the Big Bang Theory, CBS Corp. sent out a statement Tuesday accusing the satellite operator of "dragging its feet for months" in retrans negotiations.

CBS begins messaging Dish viewers about pending retrans battle

With the current retrans deal between the broadcast network and the satellite operator set to expire Nov. 20, CBS has already gone into propaganda mode, warning Dish Network subscribers of a possible blackout.

Moonves responds to Ergen: 'You're going to miss those Broncos games'

Responding to tough earnings-call comments made by Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen regarding ongoing retrans talks with his conglomerate, CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves let loose with some pointed remarks of his own on Monday.

With Ergen, Turner finds out it's better to be lucky than a good longtime programming partner

As he aggressively dragged a program licensing dispute into Dish Network's third-quarter earnings report Tuesday, I had to chuckle a bit at this particular Charlie Ergen barb: Choosing to permanently ditch Turner Networks' channels, he said it "would be a little bit tougher if their original programming was a success like AMC."

Turner says it's disappointed, bewildered by Dish assault

Responding somewhat rationally and unemotionally to a rather vicious earnings-call assault rendered upon it Tuesday by Charlie Ergen, Turner Networks released a statement saying it's "disappointed" and bewildered with the Dish Network chairman's comments.

Ergen says streaming makes CBS 'less interesting to MVPDs' as network readies OTT news service

Drawing clear battle lines of what CBS should expect as it looks to aggressively grow its broadcast retransmission fees amid its launch of OTT platforms, Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen confirmed that the newly launched CBS All Access is a major factor in his company's ongoing retrans renewal talks with the network.

Ergen: OTT service on track for this year, Turner channels may not come back to Dish

Despite running into several technical challenges in areas ranging from billing to encryption to ad insertion, Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen says his company still plans to launch its pared-down OTT-based pay-TV service by the end of the year.