DISH says programmers are holding up live streaming service

09/17/2012 | Bloomberg

DISH Network said its inability to negotiate rights deals with television networks is holding up plans to stream live programming online in a way that would allow subscribers to purchase smaller bundles of channels at a cheaper price. "We have the technology -- we're intimately involved in it -- but the long pole on the tent on this is the programmers," said DISH CEO Joseph Clayton. He added that such a package would be attractive to younger viewers, but that the networks are asking for too high a price to make an over-the-top service economically viable.

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