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Sprint warned Clearwire in early June that it viewed Dish’s latest attempt to buy it as illegal, and now the carrier is following up with legal action. Big Yellow has just announced that its filed a lawsuit against Dish and its acquisition target in Delaware, as it believes the buyout would violate state law and the rights of shareholders and investors in both itself and Clearwire. The Now Network is asking the court to prevent the completion of the deal, rescind certain parts of the agreement and seek “declaratory, injunctive, compensatory and other relief.” In the outfit’s own words, the suit “details how DISH has repeatedly attempted to fool Clearwire’s shareholders into believing its proposal was actionable in an effort to acquire Clearwire’s spectrum and to obstruct Sprint’s transaction with Clearwire.” Stand back folks, the legal fireworks are just starting.
Filed under: Sprint
A fresh release of Dish Anywhere for Android just hit Google Play, bringing it up to speed with its iOS counterpart. Now, the application allows users to stream On Demand content from wherever they have an internet connection, and adds Facebook and Twitter sharing. The experience has also received a dedicated app for tablets running Google’s mobile OS, sporting a look that makes better use of the extra screen real estate, and a skinned remote to boot. In addition to a few miscellaneous bug fixes, the update includes support for handsets with large screens, such as the Droid DNA. Jab the links below to grab ahold of the latest version.
The last few years have been a tumultuous time for LightSquared, with the company’s LTE plans facing one hurdle after another that eventually led to a bankruptcy filing. It looks like at least one company is now looking to buy its most valuable asset, though, with Bloomberg reporting that Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen has put a $ 2 billion offer on the table for the company’s wireless spectrum. That’s yet to be confirmed by either party, and Bloomberg reports that the offer is a so-called stalking horse bid, which could still let others put in a higher offer of their own. As Bloomberg also notes, this all comes at the same time that Dish is looking to buy Sprint for over $ 25 billion, both deals of which would require regulatory approval.
Filed under: Wireless
In the fight for Sprint’s heart, Dish Network constantly seemed to be stuck in the “friend area”. That’s not the case any longer, however, now that Recipe has actually gently lobbed an informal $ 25.5 billion offer to buy the carrier. The Exchange Diary is stating that after Dish was knocked-back in its efforts to purchase Clearwire, the satellite TELEVISION business scrounged together the cash to beat Softbank’s multi billion dollar deal. If the proposal is made formal, then Sprint’s board will need to choose if Softbank’s enormous size and buckets of money can be exceeded by Recipe’s spectrum reserves, pay-TV company and capability to skip commercials in a breeze.
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Dish Network has actually launched a $ 25.5 billion takeover bid that would see it take control of Sprint. Japanese carrier SoftBank is currently in the procedure of purchasing Sprint, but Meal’s offer can derail the takeover. Today’s announcement stands for a proposal, instead of a legally-binding offer, but The Wall Road Diary says the business is positive it can raise the funds essential for such a large purchase. Under the conditions of the quote, Meal’s shareholders would obtain complete control over the merged company.
Although cellular networking is new to Dish, the company has actually been making transfer to get associateded with the industry. After revealing an interest in partnering with T-Mobile last year, it fought with Sprint for control of Clearwire in …
News Corp.’s Fox Broadcasting unit, rebuffed in earlier efforts to obstruct Dish’s Hopper DVR for skipping commercials, now seeks an injunction to shut out the brand-new Hopper with Sling for delivering live and recorded TELEVISION to computers, phones, and tablets over the web.
According to Bloomberg, Fox sought a preliminary injunction yesterday in federal court in Los Angeles, alleging the Hopper’s Sling attributes breach Fox’s license arrangement with Meal and infringe the network & rsquo; s copyrights on its programs. The Hollywood Press reporter keeps in mind that this is a modified version of Fox’s earlier claim against Recipe in the same court, with the same judge. A copy of the modified problem acquired by the EFF shows some of the brand-new charges Fox is making …
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CES today issued a press release announcing that DISH’s Hopper with Sling technology built-in is the “Best of Show” after all, an honor it will share with existing winner the Razer Edge for the 2013 show. The decision follows the revelation that CNET was ordered to remove the Hopper from consideration after CNET parent company CBS asked them to. CBS is currently involved in litigation with DISH over Hopper functionality.
Along with the granting of the award, CES also announced that it will launch an RFP seeking a new partner for the “Best of CES” awards “soon”, since it isn’t confident that relationship with CNET will continue to be beneficial for the CES brand.
“CES has enjoyed a long and productive partnership with CNET and the Best of CES awards,” CEA SVP of Events and Conferences Karen Chupka said in the release. “However, we are concerned the new review policy will have a negative impact on our brand should we continue the awards relationship as currently constructed. We look forward to receiving new ideas to recognize the ‘best of the best’ products introduced at the International CES.”
The DISH Hopper with Sling can record and play back programming within a 24 hour window after its airing, without commercials, which is the source of CBS’s legal dispute with DISH. CEA joined up with other tech organizations last week to file a brief in support of DISH around the Hopper, as the company is clearly eager to distance itself from the editorial decision made by CNET and its parent company, which came under fire from other media organizations (ours included) and tech industry watchers alike.
CEA came out in strong support of the DISH Hopper in a statement from Gary Shapiro included in the release:
We are shocked that the ‘Tiffany’ network which is known for its high journalistic standards would bar all its reporters from favorably describing classes of technology the network does not like. We believe that the DISH Hopper DVR is fully covered by the Supreme Court’s ruling in Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios Inc. The simple fact is making television easier to watch is not against the law. It is simply pro-innovation and pro-consumer.
The fallout for CNET has already resulted in the departure of Greg Sandoval from the network, who resigned his post, citing a loss of confidence in CBS’s commitment to editorial independence as his reason for leaving.
Dish was quick to capitalize on its Sling Media integration with remote live TELEVISION, but it hasn’t put as much of an emphasis on exactly what happens when we’re still sitting easily in our living spaces. It’s filling that gap with the launch of its Explorer app for the iPad. Customers with a Hopper DVR can control their set-top box directly from the tablet, as you ‘d anticipate, but they’ll additionally get a companion to whatever they’re seeing, whether it’s live or taped. Explorer catches the buzz around a show on Facebook and Twitter, consisting of positions if you ‘d like to see exactly what shows are the most popular; it likewise constructs in Thuuz sports stats and scores to identify what’s most likely to be the big game for the day, even as it’s occurring. The app does not formally reach the App Store until Monday, and there’s no word of an Android harbor, but we’ll be sure to share our first-hand experiences as soon as possible.
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Dish thinks it could make discovering what to watch on TELEVISION from hundreds of stations easier with an iPad app. The new app, which will be released tomorrow, is called Dish Explorer, and in addition to the standard search and DVR management offered by other apps, it has a Discover tab that’s designed to appear material that’s right for you. The app will highlight TELEVISION programs that are trending, and it will browse live TELEVISION listings, your DVR, and on-demand content. Like any modern content discovery app worth its salt, Dish Explorer likewise has plenty of social networking integration. There seem show pages that will include chats on Twitter and Facebook that you ‘d preferably keep open on your iPad while viewing.
The fellas at the FCC could have offered Dish Network the green light to pilfer the AWS-4 spectrum for its upcoming LTE plans, but it didn’t do so without leaving a couple of sticking around strings. Dish is anticipated to develop out the proposed network at a rate of 10 percent annually, and deals with serious outcomes if it misses out on the proposed goals. If the company fails to make a 40 percent rollout in four years, for circumstances, Dish will be expected to polish off the remaining 30 percent in just 2 years instead of 3. The company has seven journeys around the sun to declare the whole of its proposed market, too– the FCC states Dish’s license to discovered areas will automatically expire if it does not have 70 percent of the network ready within the alloted timeframe.
Contending networks are worried that Dish might deliberately fall short of this goal, covering the most rewarding markets at the expense of losing coverage in less lucrative, backwoods. The feds placed out some standards on power limitations too, and the fate of the opposed H band is still up in the air. Excited to sort though the federal declarations? Skip on over to the source links below and leap in– it’s just a cumulative 216 pages of legalese.