skip to navigation

Digital Future Now

Call us today! 610.866.9961

News

Category: Satellite

Report: Satellite is growing at cable’s expense

3 Jul 2012

Satellite, IPTV and Web-based alternatives have helped erode cable television’s revenues and subscribers, according to a report from Infonetics Research, which says that cable’s North American growth is “decelerating” because of the competition. DIRECTV is among the world’s top multichannel TV providers in terms of subscriber numbers and revenue and has the highest average revenue …

Category: Commercial News

Read More

Ergen lashes out at broadcasters over fee demands

3 Jul 2012

Ergen lashes out at broadcasters over fee demands: Broadcast stations are acting like a “government-sponsored monopoly” when it comes to demanding retransmission-consent fees from pay-TV operators, DISH Chairman Charlie Ergen told a House subcommittee last week. “The problem is only getting worse — with more blackouts and more broadcaster abuses,” he said. Deadline.com (6/27)     

Category: Commercial News

Read More

DISH’s “Hopper” DVR earns kudos from CEA

3 Jul 2012

DISH’s “Hopper” DVR earns kudos from CEA The Consumer Electronics Association awarded DISH its top honor at the group’s CEA Line Shows for the satellite provider’s new Hopper high-definition DVR, which features “Auto Hop” technology allowing viewers to skip commercials on recorded shows. DISH Chairman Charlie Ergen told a House subcommittee last week that Auto …

Category: Commercial News

Read More

Satellite companies seek broader protection

24 May 2012

The satellite industry has asked federal regulators to clarify their interpretation of the laws designed to protect consumers’ rights to install small dishes and TV antennas on their buildings. Recently, cities have been trying to prohibit the placement of satellite dishes on street-facing portions of buildings. The Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association wants the Federal …

Category: Satellite

Read More

DIRECTV lets Android users stream premium content

directv_detail
2 May 2012

DIRECTV has improved its Android application to allow customers who subscribe to HBO, Cinemax, Encore, the Sony Movie Channel and Starz to stream movies and TV shows onto their mobile devices from those channels. Users with DIRECTV CINEMA accounts can also sign in and stream pay-per-view films. Digital Trends (4/26)

Category: Residential News

Read More

SBCA fights

2 May 2012

SBCA fights cities’ moves to clamp down on satellite dishes A number of cities have adopted local ordinances aimed at stopping the placement of satellite dishes on the front of homes. Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago have approved rules that allow dishes to be placed on street fronts only when there is no other way to …

Category: Satellite

Read More
Page 2 of 212