The company is speaking with content providers like Viacom in an effort to offer the channels over the Internet.
Additionally, the satellite company has also spoken with Spanish-language giant Univision and Scripps, the owner of Food Network and HGTV.
SFGate says "the companies would offer an online product known as an over-the-top service, charging a lower price for a smaller bundle of channels viewable on a computer or tablet."
Currently, all cable providers offer a giant bundle of channels, usually 300 or more, whether they watch them or not, at a set price. The new service would also allow Dish to avoid having to pay ESPN the $5.13 it costs per subscriber, by far the largest price for any station. The average channel costs the subscriber $0.26.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 28 Sep 2012 21:28