In the race to deliver traditional television via the Internet, Dish Network has just reeled in another major entertainment company for its upcoming streaming service. The satellite TV provider announced Tuesday that it has secured the rights to deliver content from A&E Networks “over-the-top,” or via the Internet, rather than through cable or satellite service.
A&E Networks owns several well-known television channels, including A&E, Lifetime and The History Channel, among others.
The new pact follows a deal Dish signed with Disney earlier this year to get over-the-top rights to five of the entertainment giant’s channels, including ABC and ESPN. Dish has said it plans to launch an Internet-based TV service later this year that bundles about 20 to 30 channels together for between $20 and $30 a month. The offering will be aimed at adults aged 18 to 35, a cohort that is less likely to subscribe to traditional cable…
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