Dish Making Deals to Add Channels to OTT Service

Sep 16, 2014 cable tv, dish network, internet, 0 Comments


On Tuesday, Dish Network announced a program-renewal deal with Scripps Networks, which gives Dish rights to put several major Cable TV channels on its OTT service (over-the-top streaming) it plans to launch soon.

“Dish is delighted to add Scripps Networks’ award-winning lifestyle content to our growing library of sports, family, educational and entertainment options that will create a redefined video experience for a new type of consumer,” said Dish’s president and CEO Joseph P. Clayton in a statement. “This wide-ranging agreement gives Dish customers dynamic access to Scripps Networks programming today and tomorrow.”

Dish Network is currently the No. 2 Satellite TV provider in the U.S., and this multi-year deal expands Dish’s multiscreen rights to channels like HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel and DIY Network.

Dish chairman Charlie Ergen recently announced that Dish Network’s upcoming OTT video service will be set to launch by the end of 2014.

Besides the deal with Scripps, Dish Network has already inked contracts with Disney channels, like ESPN and Disney Channel, as well as with A&E Networks.

Dish’s new OTT service is expected to rival the one launched by Sony, after Viacon announced that deal.


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