Warren Schlichting

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 […]

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 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 […]

Ergen drops Dish president role in rejig

Charlie Ergen is dropping his president title at US satcaster Dish Network, though will remain CEO and chairman. Ergen had retaken his president and CEO posts earlier this year when Joseph Clayton retired. He had previous given up the chief executive post in 2011 to focus on strategic planning. His replacement as president is Dish […]