Dish Network LLC (Nasdaq: DISH) posted a third-quarter net loss of US$158.5 million on revenues of $3.52 billion, missing Bloomberg's projected profit of $251 million and revenues of $3.56 billion. Dish lost 19,000 net subscribers in the quarter, a bit better than the 36,000 loss anticipated by analysts. Dish was hit with $730 million in litigation-related expenses in the quarter, while subscriber acquisition costs rose 15 percent, to $453 million. Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Inc. analyst Craig Moffett summed the situation up like this in a research note: "Third quarter results continue to point to a company whose core business is still struggling … badly."
Cheers in Boston (yes, this one) has hired Comcast to provide trunking and broadband services, including Wi-Fi access, for the iconic restaurant. The bulk of Comcast's growing business services division comes from businesses with less than 20 employees served by its HFC plant, while about 15 percent come from its line of Metro Ethernet services. (See Comcast Makes Hay With Metro Ethernet .)
Retransmission fees reaped by TV station owners could reach $5.5 billion by 2017 and eclipse $6 billion by 2018, well above the $2.36 billion expected in 2012, predicts SNL Kagan . By 2015, the firm expects an average retrans fee of 74 cents per TV station per month, still below the $6.37 per sub per month that MSOs are projected to pay for ESPN, $1.50 for TNT, or $1.49 for NFL Network.
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.