Dish Network Teams With Sprint In Wireless Broadband Test

By | Tuesday December 17, 2013 @ 8:23am PST

Looks like the companies have buried the hatchet after Dish Network’s failed challenge this year to bids by Japan’s SoftBank for Sprint Nextel and Clearwire.DishNetwork__130702025735-200x151__130918204554 Dish and Sprint said today that they will jointly test a fixed wireless broadband … Read More »

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Dish Network Withdraws Offer For Clearwire

By | Wednesday June 26, 2013 @ 1:33pm PDT

The wireless broadband company is down 2.2% in after hours trading following Dish Network‘s announcement that it has taken its $4.40 a share offer off the table. Dish says that it made its decision after Clearwire’s board Read More »

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Clearwire Urges Shareholders To Accept Sprint’s New Bid Over Dish Network’s

By | Thursday June 20, 2013 @ 12:51pm PDT

The tug of war over wireless broadband provider Clearwire just became more interesting, and precarious for Dish Network. Sprint has raised its offer for the 50% of Clearwire it doesn’t already own to $5 a share — valuing the wireless broadband company at more than $14B — which tops Dish Network’s $4.40 a share bid. That led Clearwire’s board today to switch sides: It now recommends that shareholders support Sprint instead of Dish. They’ll have a chance to vote on July 8 following the company’s decision to postpone a June 24 special meeting. “The amended agreement with Sprint clearly acknowledges the significant value present in Clearwire – from our deep portfolio of wireless spectrum to the tremendous amount of progress the Clearwire team has made in improving our operations and beginning the construction of our next-generation 4G LTE network,” CEO Erik Prusch says. In addition, shareholders owning about 9% of Clearwire have said that they’ll support Sprint. Between these investors — and others including Comcast and Intel who’ve supported the wireless phone company — Sprint believes that a majority of independent shareholders will support it over Dish. If they don’t, then Clearwire must pay Sprint a $115M break-up fee.   Read More »

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Dish Focus On Clearwire After Deadline Passes On Sprint Counteroffer

By | Wednesday June 19, 2013 @ 3:21pm PDT

Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network has been playing two games at once with Sprint Nextel: a bidding war with SoftBank for the entire company, while also attempting to acquire Sprint’s stake in spectrum-holder Clearwire. Missing today’s Sprint-imposed deadline … Read More »

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Sprint Approves Dish Network Effort To Move Ahead With Takeover Plan

By | Monday April 29, 2013 @ 2:19pm PDT

It’s a small step, but in the right direction as far as Dish Network is concerned. The satellite company says that it received a non-disclosure agreement from Sprint Nextel, which makes it easier for the companies to … Read More »

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Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman, Episode 31

By | Friday April 19, 2013 @ 12:12pm PDT

Listen to (and share) episode 31 of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman as our executive editor and host David Bloom talk about this week’s CinemaCon gathering where exhibitors and major studios talked about creating more movies that more kinds of audiences might want to watch, and whether the theater business can coexist alongside Premium VOD services. David also discusses what Charlie Ergen may be trying to do with DishTV’s big $25.5 billion bid to buy the mobile phone company Sprint.

Deadline Big Media, Episode 31 (MP3 format)
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