Charlie Ergen

Ergen steps down as Dish CEO

Cable mogul Charlie Ergen is stepping down as CEO of US satcaster Dish Network. Erik Carlson, who took over Ergen’s role as company president two years ago, will replace him. The reshuffle sees marketing, programming and media sales chief Warren Schlichting become president of Sling TV, the over-the-top TV service that Carlson previously led as […]

Ergen to retake the reins at Dish

Charlie Ergen, chairman of US DTH pay TV provider Dish Network, is to once again take the reins of the company he founded as president and CEO on the retirement of the current chief executive Joseph Clayton at the end of March. Ergen’s resumption of the chief executive role follows the company’s acquisition of US$13 […]

Disney, Dish settle legal issues with ‘evolutionary’ deal

The Walt Disney Company and US satcaster Dish Network have ended their long-running legal dispute and agreed on a deal new, wide-ranging carriage deal. As part of the deal, Dish has agreed to disable its controversial ad-hopping service AutoHop during ABC shows in primetime, with Disney in return dropping all legal issues. The US broadcasters […]

Dish Network reaches retrans agreement

US cable platform Dish Network has restored channels from American satellite broadcaster Raycom Media after the two companies agreed a new deal. This comes after Dish cut Raycom’s affiliate channels in 36 markets in yet another stateside disagreement over carriage fees. The news comes in the middle of the much-publicised carriage row between Time Warner […]