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May 30, 2001 | From Reuters
EchoStar Communications Corp. is reaching out to telephone companies as possible partners for a bid to buy rival satellite TV company Hughes Electronics Corp., sources familiar with the situation said Tuesday. Such partnerships would give EchoStar deeper pockets to finance a possible bid for Hughes, which Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. has been pursuing doggedly to add to its Sky Global satellite TV network. By backing an EchoStar bid for General Motors Corp.'
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June 13, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Dish Network Corp., which has won a temporary legal reprieve from halting its digital video recording service, is abusing the legal system with years of delays while it continues to infringe TiVo Inc.'s technology, an industry trade group said. The Assn. for Competitive Technology Inc., which represents smaller technology companies as well as Microsoft Corp., Oracle Corp. and EBay Inc., claims in a brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that Dish and EchoStar Communications Corp.
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February 26, 1997 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The stocks of cable companies declined Tuesday because of fears a new satellite television service planned by News Corp., MCI Communications Corp. and EchoStar Communications would draw customers away. Yet some analysts and industry executives questioned the partners' ability to deliver on promises of vastly reduced prices for consumers and inclusion of local broadcast signals that are not currently available on satellite services. Cable leader Tele-Communications Inc.
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April 12, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
A federal appeals court said it wouldn't reconsider a ruling favoring TiVo Inc. in its patent dispute with satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp. The decision puts TiVo closer to receiving the $94 million a lower court awarded the Alviso, Calif.-based digital video recorder maker for Dish Network's patent infringement. In January, a U.S. Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court that DVRs distributed by Dish, formerly EchoStar Communications Corp., violated software parts of TiVo's patent.
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September 25, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
EchoStar Communications Corp. said it had agreed to acquire privately held Sling Media Inc. for $380 million in cash and options. Sling Media makes the Slingbox, which enables people to watch their home TV programs from personal computers, smart phones or other electronic devices elsewhere in the nation and the world.
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April 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
EchoStar Communications Corp. and Turner Broadcasting Systems Inc. reached a tentative deal on a new contract, sparing Dish satellite TV customers the possibility of losing CNN, the Cartoon Network and other channels. The announcement ended months of negotiations between the two companies over programming fees, and came a little more than a month after EchoStar and Viacom Inc. settled a similar conflict.
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October 12, 2005 | From Associated Press
The operator of the Dish Network satellite cable TV service introduced a portable media player that can display TV programs or movies, play music and store digital photographs. EchoStar Communications Corp.'s PocketDish works not only with Dish Network equipment but also with most televisions, PCs, digital cameras, digital video recorders and VCRs.
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August 11, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Satellite television provider EchoStar Communications Corp. said it won a victory in a patent dispute. EchoStar, operator of Dish Network, said it won $90,000 in court costs after a Texas judge denied Forgent Network Inc.'s motion for a new trial. Forgent filed a federal lawsuit against EchoStar and more than a dozen other firms in July 2005 over its digital video recorder playback technology patent.
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October 4, 2002 | Bloomberg News
EchoStar Communications Corp.'s planned $23-billion purchase of satellite television rival DirecTV faces rejection by the Federal Communications Commission, people familiar with the matter said. Agency officials concluded that the combination would reduce consumer choice, and the four commissioners probably will vote this month on the staff recommendation to oppose the transaction, the sources said.
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December 8, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
The owner of the Dish Network satellite television service wants to change its name to just that: Dish Network Corp. EchoStar Communications Corp. has proposed the change in connection with a planned spinoff of its broadcast satellite receiver, commercial satellite businesses and set-top boxes, among other technology assets. Englewood, Colo.-based EchoStar said Dish Network Corp. would focus on the satellite TV service while the other assets would be in a company called EchoStar Holding Co.
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January 11, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
EchoStar Holding Corp. said Dean Olmstead, a recognized leader in the satellite industry, would join the company as president of satellite services. Olmstead will report to Charles W. Ergen, chairman and chief executive of EchoStar Holding, which was recently spun off from EchoStar Communications Corp., owner of the Dish Network satellite TV service. The new company holds certain satellites, uplink and satellite transmission assets and the digital set-top box formerly held by EchoStar Communications.
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December 8, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
The owner of the Dish Network satellite television service wants to change its name to just that: Dish Network Corp. EchoStar Communications Corp. has proposed the change in connection with a planned spinoff of its broadcast satellite receiver, commercial satellite businesses and set-top boxes, among other technology assets. Englewood, Colo.-based EchoStar said Dish Network Corp. would focus on the satellite TV service while the other assets would be in a company called EchoStar Holding Co.
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November 30, 2007 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
TiVo Inc. said Thursday that it won a victory in a regulatory ruling on its digital video recording patents, halting a key challenge by satellite television operator EchoStar Communications Corp. to TiVo's intellectual property claims. The decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office validates a set of TiVo's "time warp" patents covering technology that lets TiVo's boxes record, pause and rewind live television.
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November 10, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
EchoStar Communications Corp., the second-largest U.S. satellite television service, said third-quarter profit gained 43%. Sales missed analysts' estimates as new subscribers fell short of projections. Net income rose to $199.7 million, or 44 cents a share, from $139.6 million, or 31 cents, a year earlier, the Englewood, Colo.-based operator of the Dish TV service said. Sales increased 13% to $2.79 billion, missing the $2.81-billion average of analysts' estimates compiled by Bloomberg.
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October 4, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Shares of EchoStar Communications Corp. jumped more than 11% before retreating Wednesday as investors speculated further on the possibility the satellite operator might sell its Dish pay TV network. Market talk has been mounting that Englewood, Colo.-based EchoStar, the No. 2 U.S. satellite TV operator, would put Dish up for sale after the company said last week that it might spin off its technology and wholesale satellite businesses into a new, publicly traded company.
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September 25, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
EchoStar Communications Corp. said it had agreed to acquire privately held Sling Media Inc. for $380 million in cash and options. Sling Media makes the Slingbox, which enables people to watch their home TV programs from personal computers, smart phones or other electronic devices elsewhere in the nation and the world.
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May 25, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
EchoStar Communications Corp. was barred by a federal appeals court from delivering distant network signals to subscribers in a victory for local broadcasters. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta upheld a 2003 ruling in favor of the affiliates of ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX and the FOX TV network. The broadcasters accused EchoStar of violating federal copyright law by bypassing local affiliates and airing network programs beamed from stations in cities such as New York and Los Angeles.
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August 11, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Satellite television provider EchoStar Communications Corp. said it won a victory in a patent dispute. EchoStar, operator of Dish Network, said it won $90,000 in court costs after a Texas judge denied Forgent Network Inc.'s motion for a new trial. Forgent filed a federal lawsuit against EchoStar and more than a dozen other firms in July 2005 over its digital video recorder playback technology patent.
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August 10, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
EchoStar Communications Corp., parent of the Dish Network satellite television service, said its second-quarter profit rose as it signed up customers. The Englewood, Colo., company, No. 2 behind DirecTV Group Inc., said net income climbed to $224.2 million, or 50 cents a share, from $168.8 million, or 38 cents, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $2.76 billion from $2.47 billion. Analysts had expected a profit of 50 cents a share on revenue of $2.8 billion, according to Reuters Estimates.
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