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Month: January 2006

Display Prices Down; Content Costs Up?

January 3, 2006 | Ibex Marketing

EchoStar announced on New Year's Day that they were dropping Lifetime's channels from its DISH Network satellite service after 10 years. According to the press release from EchoStar, Lifetime "demanded an exorbitant price increase of 76 percent" and Echostar responded by saying "NO to Lifetime's strong-arm tactics." Lifetime's Web site doesn't discuss the contract or the increased fees, stating that EchoStar "unilaterally pulled Lifetime Networks off the air" which they...

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Happy HDTV New Year!

January 2, 2006 | Ibex Marketing

Every year, January gives journalists a fat pitch over the plate, and they can't resist swinging at the chance to declare that the coming year will be The Year of The Whatever! This is especially true for technology topics. One year it was networks, then it was WiFi. For some, last year it was the iPod. Maybe someone will claim 2006 as the Year of Television on Tiny Cell Phone...

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