DirectTV will have the rights to broadcast NFL Sunday Ticket for another four years, right into 2014. Along with this agreement comes a move to allow customers who do not have DirectTV to access the Sunday Ticket through broadband beginning in 2012.
Despite the 15% of American households that have already been affected by the DTV transition due to the early switch made by roughly 1/3 of broadcasters in February, the impact will not truly be felt until the new June 12th deadline, U.S. regulators warn.
The fourth quarter of 2008 saw 102,000 subscribers leave Dish Networks, the largest loss for the company since its inception. This news led to a 10% drop in Dish’s stock on Monday. This year will likely bring more losses to Dish Network, because of the termination of their partnership with AT&T this past February.
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
There's a growing demand for online video streaming as a driving force behind cable companies like Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Cablevisions Systems looking to create systems similar to Hulu for their customers.
Vudu, online video service providers, have announced a 50% reduction in price for its set-top, on-demand Internet movie players. Their HD set-top, Vudu XL and Vudu XL2 have all been reduced in price along with this announcement, to $149, $499 and $799 respectively. The wireless kit for these systems is now retailing for $79.