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Internet Threat to Satellite TV | Inside Digital Media

Internet Threat to Satellite TV | Inside Digital Media | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it

...While “cord-cutting” threatens Cable operators, it is a clear-and-present-danger to Satellite TV systems. That’s because only a small fraction of Satellite TV subscribers also get Internet service via satellite.  The two dominate domestic Satellite TV operators are DirectTV and Dish Networks. In combination they have about 33 million domestic subscribers with an estimated one-third in rural locations. Most subscribers also want Internet access, but Satellite TV operators subcontract Internet access to third parties which are generally telephone companies. Thus, when Satellite TV subscribers choose to bypass Pay TV by metaphorically “cutting-the-Satellite-cord”, they are most often discontinuing Satellite TV service and upgrading ISP service from telephone carriers. Consequently, Satellite TV operators lose the Pay TV subscriber without benefitting by keeping, and upgrading, the Internet subscriber.  Unfortunately satellite-based Internet service is often unable to compete effectively. Since geosynchronous satellites are 22,000 miles distant, the round trip to a file server on the Internet is 88,000 miles. The lengthy round trip combined with sundry routing & processing results in delays of nearly a full second which is a near-eternity in the Internet world. The inherent lag is intolerable for a number of applications such as Voice-over-IP (Skype), Internet gaming, and Virtual Private Networks.

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In Blow to Netflix, DishOnline Offering HBO, Cinemax Programming

In Blow to Netflix, DishOnline Offering HBO, Cinemax Programming | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
Dish Network will give customers access to HBO and Cinemax programming through its Internet service DishOnline.
The satellite company positioned its new suite of offerings as a way to differentiate itself from Netflix, which has seen cable partners such as Starz and Showtime tighten the number of shows it can stream.
Netflix does not currently have a deal to stream HBO shows.
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Dish's Claim on 'TV Everywhere' Still in Limbo

If the name of this page changes, well - you'll know why:
Dish Network is still going nowhere on its application to secure a trademark on “TV Everywhere.”
Almost two years after its original filing, the satellite operator’s application remains suspended, according to an update notice posted two weeks ago on the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s site.
UPDATED: Dish is still pursuing the claim on TV Everywhere, a spokesman said in an e-mail Monday.
The USPTO in July 2010 suspended Dish’s application on “TV Everywhere,” citing Time Warner Inc.’s prior application to trademark “On Demand Everywhere” as potentially nullifying Dish’s claim on the term (see Dish’s ‘TV Everywhere’ Trademark Application Suspended and Someone Protested Dish’s ‘TV Everywhere’ Trademark Grab). The company applied for protection on the trademark in September 2009 — three months after Time Warner Inc. filed a similar trademark application for “On Demand Everywhere” (see Trademarking ‘Everywhere’ and Dish Files To Trademark ‘TV Everywhere’). That also was after “TV Everywhere,” coined by Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, had been widely used as a generic industry term.
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