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August 16, 2017: DISH Network L.L.C. issued new European patent [EP3206266 (A1)]

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DISH Network L.L.C. has been issued a new European patent titled "PUSH ON CONNECTOR" by the European Patent Office.

ABSTRACT

A RF connector (200) is provided. The connector (200) includes a first socket member (102). The first socket member (102) includes a conductive sleeve (222) and end cap (700). The conductive sleeve (222) includes a top portion (408), a bottom portion (406), and a plurality of springs (218) connecting the top portion (408) and the bottom portion (406). A base (300A, 300B) inside the conductive sleeve (222) includes a first matching hole (216) configured to match to a first conductive pin (502, 606) of a first plug member (500, 600). The end cap (700) includes a base (702) and a lip (704). In a first position, the top portion (408) of the conductive sleeve (222) contacts the base (702) of the end cap (700) and is partially enclosed by the lip (704) of the end cap (700). The end cap (700) prevents the removal of the conductive sleeve (222) in the first position.

Appl. No.EP20170155221

Source: European Patent Office

INDEX

SECTION 1 DISH NETWORK L.L.C. PROFILE

SECTION 2 OTHER NEWS: 2017

SECTION 3 PRESS RELEASES: 2016

SECTION 4 OTHER NEWS: 2016

SECTION 5 DISH NETWORK L.L.C. PATENTS

SECTION 1 DISH NETWORK L.L.C. PROFILE

1.1 ACTIVITIES

DISH Network L.L.C. provides satellite television (TV) programming and solutions in the United States. It offers HD/DVR receivers, and remotes and accessories; Tailgater, a portable satellite antenna; Internet and phone services, and installation services; DISH Anywhere, an application that enables users to transform their computer, smartphone, or tablet into TV; and DVR storage external hard drives, as well as games on channels. The company serves universities, hospitals, hotels, multi-family communities, government facilities, and more. DISH Network L.L.C. was formerly known as EchoStar Satellite L.L.C. and changed its name to DISH Network L.L.C. in March 2008. The company was incorporated in 1987 and is based in Englewood, Colorado. DISH Network L.L.C. operates as a subsidiary of DISH DBS Corporation.

1.2 SUMMARY

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Website: http://www.mydish.com

Industry: Media

SECTION 2 OTHER NEWS: 2017

March 20: DISH Network L.L.C.: DISH Network Announces Closing of $1 Billion Placement of 2.375% Convertible Notes due 2024

DISH Network Corporation ("DISH Network") (NASDAQ: DISH) today announced that, on March 17, 2017, it had closed its previously announced private placement of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.375% Convertible Notes due 2024. The net proceeds from the placement are intended to be used for strategic transactions, which may include wireless and spectrum-related strategic transactions, and for other general corporate purposes.

SECTION 3 PRESS RELEASES: 2016

April 01: comScore Expands Partnership with DISH

comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) today announced a new long-term agreement with DISH Network L.L.C to renew its integration of DISH's TV viewing information with comScore's TV measurement service. The integration of DISH's aggregated and projected TV viewing with comScore's services will provide the industry with more dynamic measurement and holistic reporting.

DISH, a leader in addressable and advanced advertising, has been a partner of comScore (formerly Rentrak) for nearly 10 years, and was Rentrak's first data partner with a national footprint.comScore provides DISH with an internal system to make programming, marketing and advertising decisions every day.comScore also helps DISH accurately measure addressable campaigns, allowing brands to deliver more relevant messages to viewers.

"DISH is a major partner that helped us change the measurement landscape by allowing massive and passive television measurement across a national footprint," said comScore's Chief Executive Officer, Serge Matta. "With our renewed partnership, advertisers can continue to get credible measurement, while creating ways to further increase the effectiveness and efficiency of advertising campaigns."

"comScore and DISH have been pioneers for years, leading the industry with accurate viewership measurement," said Vice President of DISH Media Sales and Analytics, Adam Gaynor "This renewal signals our commitment to serving our customers and the industry's desire for reliable measurement."

SECTION 4 OTHER NEWS: 2016

June 12: Tribune Broadcasting Company Blacks Out DISH Customers in 33 Markets; DISH Offers Free Over-the-Air Antennas to Affected Customers

DISH reported today that Tribune Broadcasting Company chose to black out DISH customers' access to 42 local channels in 33 markets across 34 states and the District of Columbia, intentionally harming and exploiting millions of innocent consumers in an effort to raise carriage rates and gain negotiating leverage for an unrelated cable channel with declining viewership, WGN America.

While DISH works to reach an agreement, the company is offering "over-the-air" antennas at no cost so that customers in affected markets can watch Tribune's local broadcast channels for free.

"Tribune is demanding an unreasonable rate increase for channels that are available for free over the air," said Warren Schlichting, DISH executive vice president of Programming. "Actions like Tribune's are what drive price increases and feed customer frustration for our industry. With DISH's free antenna, customers will continue to receive Tribune channels for free over the air, along with dozens of other broadcast channels not normally available to pay-TV customers."

FORCED BUNDLING AT ISSUE

In addition to asking for significant price increases for local channels, Tribune is attempting to "force bundle" an unrelated and low-performing cable channel, WGN America, with the media conglomerate's local broadcast stations.

"By attempting to force bundle its cable channel with its local broadcast stations, Tribune is using local viewers as leverage to raise rates for WGN America - a channel that is in decline," said Schlichting.

June 09: DISH Network Places Offering of $2 Billion in Senior Notes

DISH Network Corporation ("DISH Network") (NASDAQ: DISH) today announced that on June 8, 2016 its subsidiary, DISH DBS Corporation ("DISH DBS"), priced an offering of $2 billion aggregate principal amount of 7.75% Senior Notes due 2026 (the "Notes"). The Notes will be issued at an issue price of 100%. The net proceeds of the offering are intended to be used for strategic transactions, which may include wireless and spectrum-related strategic transactions.

The offering is expected to close on June 13, 2016, subject to customary conditions.

The Notes will only be offered and sold to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and in offshore transactions in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes being offered have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction. The Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Notes; nor shall there be any sale of these Notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking statements.

June 08: DISH Network Announces Debt Offering

DISH Network Corporation ("DISH Network") (NASDAQ: DISH) today announced that its subsidiary, DISH DBS Corporation ("DISH DBS"), plans to offer, subject to market and other conditions, approximately $750 million aggregate principal amount of its senior notes. The net proceeds of the offering are intended to be used for strategic transactions, which may include wireless and spectrum-related strategic transactions.

The notes will only be offered and sold to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and in offshore transactions in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The notes being offered have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction. The notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the notes; nor shall there be any sale of these notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking statements.

SECTION 5 DISH NETWORK L.L.C. PATENTS

PREVIOUS 3 PATENT STORIES:

August 1, 2017 DISH Network L.L.C. issued new U.S. patent [9,722,296]

ABSTRACT

A device for mounting an antenna to a rail is provided. The device includes a first clamp member and a second clamp member. The first clamp member includes a planar base plate having a first surface and a second surface. The planar base plate has at least two slots spaced apart on a longitudinal axis. At least two extension sections extend from the first surface of the planar base plate and being spaced apart along the longitudinal axis and closer to a center than the at least two slots. Each extension section includes a patterned cutout area configured to receive the rail. A plurality of threaded fasteners extend from the first surface of the planar base plate and being positioned outside the patterned cutout area along a transverse axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. The second clamp member has a plurality of through-holes configured to receive the plurality of threaded fasteners and a planar surface facing toward the first surface of the first clamp member.

March 14, 2017 DISH Network L.L.C. issued new U.S. patent [9,596,506]

ABSTRACT

A broadcast programming receiver is provided which includes a broadcast programming interface, a memory, a communication network interface, and output circuitry. The broadcast programming interface is configured to receive broadcast programming, while the output circuitry is configured to transfer the broadcast programming to an output device. The memory is configured to store data related to the broadcast programming. In one embodiment, the communication network interface is configured to receive the data related to the broadcast programming over a communication network from a second broadcast programming receiver and transfer the data to the memory. In another implementation, the communication network interface is configured to receive the data from the memory and send the data over the communication network to a second broadcast programming receiver.

November 22, 2016 DISH Network L.L.C. issued new U.S. patent [9,502,875]

ABSTRACT

Various embodiments of the apparatus and/or methods are described for routing power to a wall-mounted appliance, particularly for routing electrical wiring and audio/video cabling up through a wall to power and communicate with a wall-mounted presentation device. The apparatus and systems include input and output enclosures with wiring therebetween and mechanisms for mounting the input and output enclosures adjacent to pre-cut wall openings. There exists at least one electrical input connector, disposed within the input enclosure, configured to electrically couple with a power source, and at least one electrical output connector, disposed within the output enclosure, configured to electrically couple with a wall-mounted appliance.

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