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Like it or not, another US election is almost upon us -- and this time around, the incessant political advertising may cut a little too close to home. Both Democrats and Republicans are using a new TV ad targeting system from DirecTV and Dish that takes advantage of voter records to put personali...

August 25th 2014 at 1:48pm 0 Comments
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Since the very beginning, Dish has been doing a really good job with its Anywhere mobile app. Aside from letting Hopper with Sling owners use it to view their DVR recordings, the application also offers access to a robust library of on-demand content. To that end, Dish Anywhere has now been furthe...

August 8th 2014 at 1:50am 0 Comments
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If you're a Dish customer in need of a prolonged Wahlburgers fix, well, you're in luck. The satellite TV provider has renewed its deal with A+E Networks to keep all that kooky, faux-informational content flowing into your living rooms. That by itself isn't much to get worked up over, but here's th...

August 5th 2014 at 11:29am 0 Comments
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While some companies are steering clear of Bitcoin, others, like Dish, are now getting ready to welcome the digital currency into the fold. Today, the satellite provider revealed that it plans to start accepting Bitcoin later this year, allowing customers to easily pay their bill online using virt...

May 29th 2014 at 3:17pm 0 Comments
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Dish Network earned one of our Best of CES trophies a few months ago for its Virtual Joey app, and now PS3 owners (with the satellite TV service and Hopper DVR) can try it out. Instead of plugging in yet another set-top box, just open up the app and watch live TV, video on-demand or recorded progr...

May 20th 2014 at 6:05pm 0 Comments
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It's not often that the onscreen programming guide for your cable or satellite TV service can trigger an unexpected wave of Mac nostalgia, but that's exactly what happened to me this weekend. As a Dish Network subscriber, I'm reasonably familiar with the available channel lineup, but most of the ti...

May 4th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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How do you fight cord-cutters? Offer an internet streaming service with all of cable TV's best content. It sounds like a bit of a stretch, but it could be happening: the distribution deal that settled Disney and Dish's ad-skipping dispute also gave the TV-provider the rights to stream Disney-owned...

April 22nd 2014 at 7:27pm 0 Comments
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Dish subscribers are no longer stuck if they want to catch up on TV shows from one of Amazon's tablets -- the satellite provider has released a version of Dish Anywhere for Kindle Fire HDX devices. As with the regular Android app, HDX owners using Sling-equipped Dish DVRs (such as the Hopper with...

March 5th 2014 at 12:33pm 0 Comments
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Dish has a seemingly insatiable appetite for wireless spectrum, and it's willing to spend a lot of cash to get its fill. Need proof? The FCC has just confirmed (PDF) that Dish bought all of the 1,900MHz licenses in a frequency auction that wrapped up last week, using a shell company to hide its na...

March 4th 2014 at 6:31pm 0 Comments