While everyone has been watching what Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH) plans to do with its recent Blockbuster acquisition, the satellite company has been quietly gearing up to deliver a triple play of video, voice and high-speed data via an acquisition it made five months ago.
Dish is going to start offering the triple play service via its Liberty Bell service that resells phone and Internet over Qwest's (recently acquired by CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL)) local phone network in Colorado. If it all works out, it may expand within the 14-state Qwest network, Tom Cullen, Dish's network executive vice president for sales, marketing and programming told the Denver Business Journal.
Dish also offered up more evidence that satellite is only part of its business when it said it would use adaptive streaming technology its sister company EchoStar Corp. (Nasdaq: SATS) acquired from Move Networks in its set-top boxes and to stream to PCs from its Dish Online portal.
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