3 Media Stocks in Focus: Dish Drops Air Wave Plans, Disney Holds Fast, and Pirates Help Netflix

DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH): Dish has agreed to withdraw its plans to use its air waves for a high-powered national TV service, to address concerns that it could cause interference with other systems. The move could push the value of Dish’s spectrum holdings up by as much as $1 billion (by analyst estimates), and in return, Dish is seeking technical changes that would allow its spectrum to be used for downloading of information, and pose fewer risks to system interference.