It's a big day for DISH, as first quarter results are announced to the world. Shareholders should be happy, as both revenue and net income are up. Average Revenue Per User (ARPU), a common measurement in the pay-TV industry, is up as well although not as high as other pay-TV providers.
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Ah, who doesn't like earnings season? It's our chance to look at the companies we love and really get an idea where they are headed. DISH had a busy first quarter, releasing its first 4K capable products — the Hopper 3 and 4K Joey — and finally giving some streamable 4K content courtesy of Netflix. Will it be enough to deliver a stellar first quarter for the pay-TV giant? The good news for investors is that DISH seems to have kept to core business in the last quarter, ending (or at least pausing) years of speculation in the wireless spectrum business and instead focusing on satellite delivery and its still-new Sling TV service.
We'll get a taste of the financials in the quarterly conference call tomorrow, where DISH, as a publicly traded company, bares all. The pay-TV industry as a whole continues to divide itself into clear winners and losers, but DISH seems to straddle the middle ground, growing modestly (and bucking industry trends) even though they do not have the "bundle" capacity that pretty much every other provider has.
If you're interested in the call, the press release is below; as always I'll post the financials when they become available.
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DISH Announces Conference Call for First Quarter 2016 Financial Results
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) will host a conference call at noon Eastern Time (ET) on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, to discuss its first quarter results. The dial-in numbers are (800) 616-6729 (U.S.) and (763) 488-9145, conference ID number 91804272. A webcast replay will be available on DISH's Investor Relations website the day of the call from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. ET. DISH will distribute a financial results news release prior to the call. It will be posted to the Investor Relations website at DISH Network - Investor Relations - 1.888.825.2557.
DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides approximately 13.897 million pay-TV subscribers, as of Dec. 31, 2015, with the highest-quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. DISH offers a high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 250 company. Visit DISH Official Site | Satellite TV Providers | 2 Yr Price Guarantee.
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I personally find it very hard to imagine, but there is a very slim possibility that 4K broadcasting, real over-the-air broadcasting, could begin next year. At the annual National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas, there's a petition circulating that would let broadcasters share otherwise unused channel space for 4K simulcasts. Supposedly there
If they do, you probably have bigger issues. Yes, it's true that LTE signals from local cell towers can interfere with TV antenna reception. This is because LTE is now carried on frequencies that used to be used for television, and so if an antenna isn't designed to block those signals
First, let's clear the air. Despite what some companies would have you believe, there is no standard for a 4K-capable HDMI cable. Most HDMI cables will work with 4K, no matter what.
If you're looking for a cable that gives you a bit more peace of mind, make sure that the cable is labeled "High Speed" and has a speed rating of 10Gbps/sec or higher. This will ensure that it is built for the high transfer rates demanded by 4K, which carries a huge amount of data from point to point.
Don't waste your time with cables that are "specially designed for 4K," as they are usually just a waste of money. However, you should also avoid any cable using a translation technology like Redmere and any devices designed to put HDMI over Ethernet, unless such cables and devices are specifically designed to carry 4K content.
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