Here are the editor's top picks for the week
Sling TV CEO on advanced ads: 'We think we have it cracked now'
As DISH Network Corp. continued to shed pay TV subscribers in the second quarter, company executives explained why they are very optimistic about the opportunities presented by its over-the-top Sling TV offering. "The advertising side of it is an important element. Because what OTT does is it enables a new form of advertising, which is entirely targeted," Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch said during an earnings conference call.
Former Ofcom director: 'Focus on speed gradually decreasing'
Amid sweeping regulatory change and the looming impact of Brexit, S&P Global Market Intelligence spoke with William Webb, a former director at British regulator Ofcom.
Altice USA rules out M&A outside core cable operation
Altice NV-owned Altice USA Inc. ruled out M&A outside of its core cable operations in the near future, saying that deals in the wireless, fiber or content space are "not a priority" for the group.
DISH balancing spectrum build-out deadlines with legal delays
DISH has spent years acquiring spectrum, but now the timelines for how and when the company may use its purchased spectrum are not lining up. As a result, the company sees its network build-out happening in two phases.
Sprint moves into the black amid M&A chatter
Through a combination of cost cutting and new customers, Sprint Corp. returned to profitability for the first time in three years. But analysts were more interested in Sprint's M&A plans. The company on Aug. 1 reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $206 million, or 5 cents per share, compared to a net loss of $302 million, or a loss of 8 cents per share, in the prior-year period.