Kids round-up: DHX, CBBC take to ‘Springboard’; Hoho strikes Bomanbridge deal; Cumberbatch boards C4’s ‘Tiger Who Came To Tea’

Canada’s Family Channel, CBBC take to Springboard DHX Television’s Family Channel in Canada and CBBC in the UK is working with Beachwood Canyon Productions (BCP) on a live-action gymnastics series. Springboard (previously known as Up In the Air) has been created by Frank van Keeken (The Next Step) and will debut in 2020, with production […]

HBO goes dark for first time in 45-year history

HBO has gone dark on satellite broadcaster Dish Network as a result of a carriage dispute, marking the first time in its 40-year history that the Game of Thrones channel has been off-air on a major distributor. HBO and Cinemax were pulled off-air on Wednesday night (31 October) after the AT&T-owned business failed to reach […]

CBS resolves carriage dispute with Dish

Dish Network has reached a multi-year carriage deal with CBS, after its channels such as the Sports Network, Pop and Smithsonian Channel went dark earlier this week. After failing to reach a deal earlier this week, CBS channels went dark across the Dish network, meaning its viewers would not get expected programming, such as the […]

CBS/Dish dispute leaves viewers in the dark

Stations from the CBS broadcast network, including the main broadcast network and the Smithsonian Channel, have gone dark on the Dish Network in the US as the companies failed to reach an agreement on a new carriage deal. The companies’ current contract expired last night with no deal in place, marking the latest in an […]

Dish subsidiary debuts streaming device

AirTV, a wholly owned subsidiary of US satcaster Dish, has launched a new streaming device that integrates free over-the-air channels, Netflix, Sling TV and YouTube. The 4K Android TV-based AirTV Player will be available alongside AirTV Pro Install – a service that offers expertise, installation and set up of over-the-air (OTA) antennas. “Americans are rediscovering free local, […]

Dish creates $40 ‘skinny bundle’

US pay TV provider Dish has created a US$39.99 a month package that comprises a ‘skinny bundle’ of core linear channels. Customers can add or remove as many networks as they like through the Flex Pack bundle, and can purchase individual packs for local broadcast networks, kids TV, national and regional stations, and general entertainment […]

ZEE expands US presence with Dish deal

Indian media giant Zee Entertainment Enterprises has expanded its reach in the US through a “landmark” deal with pay TV service Dish. The agreement sees ZEE, which is currently making a concerted international push having hired several new executives, launching 27 new channels on the linear Dish platform and its OTT service, Sling TV, including […]

Sling TV adds $10 Cinemax

Cinemax has been added to Dish’s Sling TV streaming service. The HBO sister channel is available as an a la carte offering for US$10 a month, marking the first time the channel has been offered in this way. “What’s particularly cool about this announcement is it marks the first time Cinemax is available to cord […]

Comcast to launch Stream online TV service

Comcast is due to begin trialling a new streaming cable service in the US called Stream, as part of its efforts to “provide TV choices for everyone”. Stream will be available to Comcast Xfinity Internet customers, who will be able to watch live TV channels on laptops, tablets and phones in their home. The service, […]

Splash strikes digital deal with Dish

Splash Entertainment has sold a five-title package of kids series to US pay TV operator Dish. The satellite player has acquired Chloe’s Closet, Mix Master: King of Cards, Dive Olly Dive, The DaVincibles and ToddWorld from LA-based producer and distributor Splash. Dish will add the series to its VOD library and TV Everywhere line-up. “The Dish service allows […]