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Judge Decides Everyone Who Got Illegal Dish Network Telemarketing Calls Should Get More Money

DISH didn’t technically place the calls itself; a third-party company it hired did. But the class-action lawsuit ended with Dish being held responsible for its vendor’s actions. The jury had to determine how much Dish owed, on a scale of $0 to $500. They settled on $400 for each illegal call — adding up to a total of $20.5 million. – Kate Cox, Consumerist http://con.st/BSvpf4Q

Dish Says Sony’s Streaming Service Will Be Real Substitute For Cable

In a call with investors earlier this week, Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen — who will soon return to the CEO seat of the company he founded after Joe Clayton retires — admitted that because Sony is not currently a player in the pay-TV market, its TV service will be something that consumers could reasonably ditch their cable package for. – Chris Morran, Consumerist.com
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Next up for Sling TV: A half-price Nexus Player promo

Sling TV really would like you to try its new internet-based TV service, and it’s even willing to chip in for your streaming player. The company announced a promotion featuring devices from Roku and Amazon Thursday, shipping free Roku streaming sticks or Fire TV sticks to new customers who elect to pre-pay for three months of Sling TV service. Alternatively, users could opt to get a Roku 3 or Fire TV streaming box for 50 percent off. – Janko Roettgers, Gigaom 
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Fox Blasts Dish For Stalled Carriage Talks: We’re Offering A Mansion; They Want To Pay For A…

FOX says it did not try to force Dish Network to buy a car along with a house, as Dish suggested last last night when carriage talks failed to reach resolution before the midnight deadline. Fox News Channel and Fox Business Channel were pulled from the operator shortly before midnight. – Lisa de Moraes,Deadline Hollywood
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