Hoping to attract more customers by offering less TV, Dish Network executives announced Monday that they will soon launch a slimmed-down -- OK, emaciated -- online TV service for $20 a month.
Dubbed Sling TV, it marks the first time that a major company will offer a multichannel video service without the benefit of its own distribution system. Cable and phone companies transmit their television services through their own wires, and Dish and DirecTV use their own satellites. Sling TV, however, will piggyback onto the networks owned by Internet service providers and mobile phone operators.
The service, unveiled Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, still has a few important blanks to be filled in. There is no launch date, although the service will be available within a month to anyone with a broadband connection in the United States. The lineup is still being filled out.
Cannons Marina named a "Top 100" boat dealer
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BRADENTON -- Boating Industry magazine named Cannons Marina among the Top 100 boat dealers in North America.
David Miller, who co-owns Cannons Marina with wife, Lucile, takes great pride in this honor.
"It is nice for a small marina like ours to earn such a distinction from the vast pool of dealers out there," Miller said.
Cannons Marina has been a family-owned and operated marina on Longboat Key for more than 60 years. Cannons Marina is a consistent award winner for sales, service, and for its commitment to the community.
Manatee Chamber to host networking event Jan. 27
MANATEE COUNTY -- The Manatee Chamber of Commerce is set to hold its monthly Business After Hours Jan. 27.
The monthly meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at Bradenton Cardiology Center, 316 Manatee Ave. W. Chamber members and prospective members are invited to attend the networking event.
There is no charge to attend for members and just $10 for non-members. Contact Leigh Jarvis at 941-748-4842, ext. 122, for information, or visit ManateeChamber.com\Events.
Chamber to hold power networking lunch Jan. 14
BRADENTON -- The Manatee Chamber of Commerce will host a power networking lunch Jan. 14.
Chili's Bar & Grill at 3715 First St. E., will begin serving lunch to chamber members at 11:30 a.m. All attendees can offer a brief commercial on their business. Cost is $12 for members, $17 for future members. Reservations are required as seats are limited. Contact Leigh Jarvis at 941-748-4842, ext. 122, for information, or go to ManateeChamber.com\Events.
-- Herald staff and wire reports