dish network corp-a (DISH) Key Developments
DISH Network Corporation Appoints Afshin Mohebbi as an Independent Member of the Board, Audit, Executive Compensation, and Nominating Committees, Effective September 8, 2014
Sep 10 14
On September 8, 2014, the Board of Directors of DISH Network Corporation appointed Afshin Mohebbi as an independent member of the Board effective on the same date. Mr. Mohebbi was appointed to the Board following the recommendation of its Nominating Committee and will serve on the Audit, Executive Compensation, and Nominating Committees of the Board. Mr. Mohebbi is a private investor and advisor to public and private companies. Mr. Mohebbi has been a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital since March 2003.
Dish Network Reportedly In Talks To Acquire T-Mobile US
Sep 5 14
Dish Network Corp. (NasdaqGS:DISH) has approached Deutsche Telekom AG (DB:DTE) for acquiring T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE:TMUS), Bloomberg reported citing people with knowledge of the matter. Charlie Ergen, Chairman of Dish Network Corp. has not made a formal offer or hired any bank to advise it on the potential deal. Dish Network Corp. declined to comment and T-Mobile US, Inc. could not be immediately reached for comment.
DISH Network Announces Executive Changes Effective from Oct. 1, 2014
Aug 26 14
DISH Network announced that DISH Media Sales Senior Vice President, Warren Schlichting, will assume leadership of the company's Programming group effective from Oct. 1, 2014. Schlichting will succeed DISH Senior Vice President, Steve Swain, who has been appointed Chief Financial Officer for DISH, also effective Oct. 1, 2014. DISH Media Sales veteran Adam Gaynor has been promoted to vice president and will take on increased responsibilities within the Media Sales group. The group's leadership will continue reporting to Schlichting. Prior to joining DISH in 2011, Schlichting served as Senior Vice President of New Business Development at Comcast.
Dish Network Corp. Announces Management Changes
Aug 22 14
DISH Network announced that Robert Olson, DISH's executive vice president and CFO, will retire from the company Oct. 15. Steve Swain, senior vice president of Programming, will succeed Olson as CFO, reporting to President and CEO Joseph P. Clayton. Prior to his appointment as senior vice president of Programming, Swain served as vice president of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis for DISH. Prior to DISH, Swain spent more than 15 years working in the telecommunications sector, most recently at CenturyLink, formerly Qwest Communications.
DISH Rolls Out Newly Update for its DISH Anywhere App on iPad, Android and Kindle Tablets
Aug 7 14
DISH rolled out the newly update for its DISH Anywhere(TM) app on iPad, Android and Kindle tablets. DISH Anywhere gives Hopper(R) with Sling customers the ability to view live, recorded and Video On Demand content at home or on-the-go from their mobile devices. The update delivers a modernized user interface and new capabilities that enhance the way customers discover, select and view entertainment. The new DISH Anywhere shifts to an image-centric format featuring large programming thumbnails on a flat, dark background, making it easier for users to navigate to their favorite TV shows. DISH Anywhere's added enhancements are detailed below. Program recommendations: this feature enables customers to discover new shows based on what they are currently watching and what they have previously viewed. Watchlist: customers can add shows and movies to a 'Watchlist,' consolidating desired TV programs into an easily-accessible queue for future viewing. Recents: this drop down menu gives customers the ability to quickly resume recently viewed recordings and Video On Demand titles. Media page: this feature aggregates information from the Guide, DVR recordings and Video On Demand into one place so users can easily see all of the available ways to watch a specific program, including, if a show is currently on TV, when upcoming episodes are airing, and whether or not episodes are recorded on their Hopper or accessible within Video On Demand. What's Hot: previously available only on Hopper and DISH Explorer(TM), the What's Hot feature makes it easy to find a TV show, movie or sports event to watch by highlighting the most popular programs based on real-time data from viewers. Programs can be filtered by local or national viewership and different genres. Remote: customers can control their TV from their tablet using a built-in DISH remote. This includes the ability to turn a TV on/off, change channels, adjust volume, access the Hopper menu, and set and playback recorded content. The updated version of DISH Anywhere is available on iPads, Android and Kindle tablets at no cost. It is expected to rollout to iPhone and Android smart phones later 2014.