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ERGEN: DISH WILL DISTRIBUTE OTT SERVICE THROUGH ROKU, CHROMECAST, KINDLE FIRE, CONNECTED TVs

By Steve Donohue, for [itvt]
Dish Network won’t deploy new streaming video set-tops to launch a virtual pay TV service since it will be able to run on existing connected TV devices, Chairman Charlie Ergen said Wednesday. “If you have a smart TV or [Chromecast] or Roku box or Kindle Fire, you don’t need us to roll a truck. It can be immediate,” Ergen said on Dish’s first-quarter earnings call. Dish signed a landmark distribution deal with Walt Disney Co...