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Slingbox product chief Hawkey joins Rovi

Michael Hawkey, who has headed EchoStar's Sling Media unit and its Slingbox product line for the past two years, is leaving the company to join Rovi Corp.

Dish coy about Sling TV uptake amid what appears to be cannibalization of core satellite services

How many subscribers to Dish Network's core satellite service were lost in the second quarter? And how many customers does Dish's new Sling TV streaming service have nearly six months after launch?

Roberts, Ergen, White deliver most value vs. salary, media exec compensation study finds

Dish Network chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen, DirecTV's retiring chief executive, Mike White, and Comcast CEO Brian Roberts deliver the most value versus salary compensation, according to a report released by the Carmel Group.

Ergen: Dish 'not feeling pressure' to do T-Mobile deal

While investment analysts have written plenty of notes to their constituents about a possible purchase of T-Mobile US by Dish Network, Dish Chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen doesn't appear to be anxious to get a deal done soon.

Dish finally in talks with T-Mobile about merger, report says

After a year of speculation about a possible merger, Dish Network and T-Mobile are reportedly engaged in serious talks about a transaction, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Sling TV extends access to Android TV, Google Nexus; still waiting on Chromecast

Dish Network's new over-the-top pay-TV service, Sling TV, has continued its aggressive buildout with the announcement of two more compatible devices: Android TV devices and Google Nexus Players.

Comcast video services chief Strauss: Millennials are among our biggest bundle buyers

While young adults are widely viewed as completely dissonant towards cable, Comcast video services chief Matthew Strauss says they're actually among the biggest bundle buyers for the No. 1 cable company.

Is Verizon's Custom HD an Ergen-esque strategy for negotiating OTT rights?

I put my conspiracy theory guy pants on this morning as I emailed a couple of media analysts with a half-baked theory whose time has come: In hoisting a controversial new bundling strategy that has irked its programming partners, Verizon is really working to build leverage to negotiate content rights for its upcoming wireless OTT service.

Charter, Dish executives among new pay-TV industry stars to watch in 2015

DishNetwork's Charlie Ergen and Comcast's Brian Roberts may be the household names in the pay-TV industry, but it's the up-and-coming executives in these companies who are helping to drive key initiatives. 

Verizon piles on Dish AWS-3 strategy, complains to FCC

Verizon Communications late last week became the latest telecommunications company to publicly object to Dish Network's strategy for obtaining deep discounts on winning bids in the FCC's recently completed AWS-3 spectrum auction.