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.
The Moxi high-definition DVR from Digeo is now available. It’s a high-definition digital recorder that does not require a monthly fee nor does it inundate the consumer with advertisements. This premium HD DVR is currently available by accessing the Moxi.com website.
Dish Network unveiled its "Sling-Loaded HD Duo DVR", which is being called the first high-def DVR to be integrated with place-shifting technology. This means that the ViP 922, which will be available for purchase in the spring quarter, can record video-on-demand on Dish Networks in high-definition, up to 1080p.