EchoStar earnings slip; Hispanic viewers shifting to cable

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> EchoStar Corp. had a down first quarter, posting revenues of $480 million compared to $627 million earned during the corresponding 2010 time period. Net income was $17 million compared to $72 million. News release

> Aurora Networks has expanded both its product base and its business model by acquiring GoBackTV. News release

> A "consistent shift from broadcast to cable" is taking place among Hispanic viewers age 18-49, says the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau. News release

> Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC) has been given the go-ahead to provide competition to Charter Communications in Red Wing, Minn. Story

> New research is claiming that one-fifth of TVs shipped--and there's the key term--in 2010 had connected TV capabilities. Story

> Cable TV operators and programmers are doing a cautious two-step with VoD to prevent advertising erosion. Story

And finally ... Another Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau (CAB) report uses Nielsen and comScore data from March 2011 to show the value of buying into cable networks. Story