Dish Network CEO Charlie Ergen said Wednesday that over-the-top pay TV services will emerge, but that difficulties striking rights deals with programmers would impact how soon new virtual services from Intel and other players get off the ground.
Regulators may be more receptive to the idea of Dish Network merging with rival DirecTV if there is a new wave of consolidation involving cable MSOs, Dish chairman Charlie Ergen told analysts Tuesday.
With its integration of MetroPCS' assets proceeding smoothly, is T-Mobile US gearing up to acquire yet another regional operator, such as Leap Wireless?
Our long national nightmare is nearly over. After months of handwringing, Sprint Nextel's shareholders have approved SoftBank's offer to acquire a controlling 78 percent stake for $21.6 billion, and SoftBank finally has the opportunity to prove that it truly knows how to shake up the U.S. mobile market.
Liberty Media chairman John Malone predicted trouble for Netflix and other online video providers if cable operators shift their focus to marketing new usage-based broadband tiers to subscribers.
Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen has generated a notable amount of attention as Dish competes against Japan's SoftBank for control of Sprint Nextel, the nation's third largest wireless carrier. However, Ergen's right hand man in wireless is Tom Cullen, a Dish EVP who heads up corporate development.
Dish Network has filed several trademark applications to utilize the brand Otto for voice recognition software that could be used to power both its satellite TV service and the mobile phone product it is developing.
Dish Network filed a trademark application last week for the brand "Racecar," which the company said could be used for a wireless broadband Internet service.
Sprint Nextel's bid to takeover Clearwire prompts questions regarding how it might integrate both companies' networks as well as speculation that the company is using Clearwire in a game of spectrum chess against other potential acquirers such as Dish Network.
Dish Network stock jumped more than 2 percent Wednesday, after the FCC announced late Tuesday that Dish could use wireless broadband spectrum it acquired from TerreStar and DBSD North America to launch a wireless phone and high-speed Internet service.