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T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Postponed Over Dish Ownership
July 12, 2019 at 10:25 am

T-Mobile and Sprint have pushed back the July 29th deadline for their $26 billion merger as negotiations continue to bubble over DISH assets and how the merger will affect competition.

At CES, DISH Announces Sling TV OTT Video Service
January 5, 2015

DISH has announced at the International CES that it will launch by the end of January an OTT (Over-the-Top) live TV and Internet video service it is branding as Sling TV, with the target market being 18-to-35-year-old Millennials.

Fox Says No to Dish's TV to Go, With a New Lawsuit
February 22, 2013

New box, new lawsuit for Charlie Ergen: Fox has asked a federal court to put the kibosh on the newest version of Dish's Hopper set-top boxes, which are supposed to let users watch live and recorded TV on the go. That's separate but related to the lawsuit the big broadcasters have already filed against Dish for last year's version of the Hopper, which lets users automatically skip commercials.

The new version of the Hopper incorporates some of the Sling "place-shifting" technology that Dish has offered for years, so some TV observers

CNET Loses CES Awards Following Dish Hopper Controversy; DVR Named 'Best In Show'
January 31, 2013

he Consumer Electronics Association has issued a press release awarding the Dish Hopper with Sling DVR the coveted "Best of Show" award at CES 2013. As The Verge reported and CNET later confirmed, the Hopper had been voted to win CES's top award by the editors of CNET, before executives at CNET's parent company CBS vetoed the vote due to CBS's ongoing lawsuit against Dish. Yesterday, CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro sharply criticized CBS's editorial interference with CNET's technology coverage in an op-ed in USA Today, and announced the CEA

CBS Forced CNET Staff to Recast Vote After Hopper Won 'Best in Show' at CES
January 14, 2013

On Friday, news broke that CNET had been forced by its parent company CBS to remove the Dish Network's Hopper set-top box from its "Best of CES" awards due to ongoing litigation between the two companies. CBS has been battling the Dish Network in court over the Hopper's ability to skip past commercials automatically (NBC, ABC, and Fox are also taking action). CBS Interactive representatives told The Verge that the Hopper with Sling had been "withdrawn from consideration" from the "Best of CES" awards due to CBS's lawsuit with Dish; that the ban