DISH Network Corp.
), the second largest satellite TV operator in the U.S., is
currently exploring its opportunities in the over-the-top TV
streaming segment. In its recent report, Bloomberg stated that the
company is negotiating with several media companies, including
Scripps Networks Interactive Inc.
) and Univision Communications Inc. regarding online TV
Offering online TV services will transform DISH Network as a
virtual MSO that will broadcast pay-TV services for several devices
including TV, smartphones and tablets. DISH Network's technology
) has developed an adaptive bit rate (ABR) video platform, which
will enable DISH Network to offer over-the-top services. Currently,
DISH Network uses EchoStar's satellites and equipments to provide
Using EchoStar's ABR platform, DISH Network can provide a
managed, over-the-top video service supporting live TV streaming,
on-demand movies, and a network-based DVR. DISH Network can also
offer movies from its Blockbuster stores for over-the-top streaming
Just a few days ago, DISH Network started offering bundled
satellite TV and Internet services to its customers and became a
formidable challenger to large cable pay-TV and telecom service
providers, which also offers triple-play video, voice and data
services. Moreover, DISH Network is currently waiting for the FCC
nod to launch a nationwide high-speed wireless broadband network to
offer mobile Internet and phone services to its customers.
The newly acquired spectrums from TerreStar Networks Inc. and
DBSD North America Inc. provide most valuable assets to the
wireless industry. Using these slots of airwaves, the company can
form a formidable video-on-demand service over a wireless network
of mobile handsets, such as smartphones and tablets.
DISH NETWORK CP (DISH): Free Stock Analysis
ECHOSTAR CORP (SATS): Free Stock Analysis
SCRIPPS NETWRKS (SNI): Free Stock Analysis
VIACOM INC-B (VIAB): Free Stock Analysis Report
To read this article on Zacks.com click here.