Digital TV News: Sling TV

EchoStar completes merger with DISH Network
Jan 2, 2024 – EchoStar (Nasdaq: SATS) has announced the completion of its acquisition of DISH Network via the merger of a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar with DISH Network.
News categories: EchoStar, DISH Network, Hamid Akhavan, Charles Ergen, John Swieringa, Digital TV, MandA, Satellite, Streaming, USA

DISH Media partners with BrightLine for interactive ads on Sling TV
Dec 12, 2023 – DISH Media has partnered with BrightLine to bring two new ad formats - In-Stream Interactive (scrollers, games and trivia) and Dynamic Addressable (creative tailored to the viewer's location) - to SLING TV.
News categories: DISH Media, BrightLine, Dave Antonelli, Michael Bologna, Advertising, Digital TV, Streaming, USA

Traditional US pay-TV services face continued decline
Nov 29, 2023 – US cable and satellite pay-TV services are set to face subscription declines in the coming years as their remaining viewers increasingly shift to OTT streaming services, according to GlobalData.
News categories: GlobalData, Tammy Parker, Digital TV, Market Research, TV Services, USA

Top U.S. pay-TV providers lost 465,000 subscribers in 3Q 2023
Nov 14, 2023 – Leichtman Research Grouphas found that the largest pay-TV providers in the U.S. lost about 465,000 net video subscribers in 3Q 2023, compared to a pro forma net loss of about 385,000 in 3Q 2022.
News categories: Leichtman Research, Bruce Leichtman, Cable TV, Digital TV, IPTV, Satellite, Streaming, Subscribers, USA

DISH Network pay TV subscribers down 64,000 in 3Q 2023
Nov 6, 2023 – DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) has reported results for the quarter ending September 30, 2023. Net pay-TV subscribers decreased 64,000 in the quarter, compared to an increase of 30,000 in the year-ago quarter.
News categories: DISH Network, Digital TV, Results, Satellite, Streaming, Subscribers, USA

Prime Video maintains top position in U.S. subscription video
Oct 31, 2023 – Parks Associates has released its updated list of the top 10 US subscription streaming video services, based on estimated numbers of subscribers through September 2023.
News categories: Parks Associates, Jennifer Kent, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, USA

Top U.S. pay-TV providers lost 1,730,000 subscribers in 2Q 2023
Aug 15, 2023 – Leichtman Research Group (LRG) has found that the largest pay-TV providers in the U.S. lost about 1,730,000 video subscribers in 2Q 2023, compared to a loss of about 1,725,000 in 2Q 2022.
News categories: Leichtman Research, Bruce Leichtman, Cable TV, Digital TV, IPTV, Satellite, Streaming, Subscribers, USA

DISH Network and EchoStar to combine
Aug 8, 2023 – DISH Network (Nasdaq: DISH) and EchoStar (Nasdaq: SATS) have entered into a definitive agreement for DISH Network to combine with EchoStar in an all-stock merger at a fixed exchange ratio.
News categories: DISH Network, EchoStar, Charles Ergen, Erik Carlson, John Swieringa, Hamid Akhavan, Digital TV, MandA, Satellite, USA

DISH Network pay TV subscribers down 294,000 in 2Q 2023
Aug 8, 2023 – DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) has reported results for the quarter ending June 30, 2023. Net pay-TV subscribers decreased 294,000 in the quarter, compared to a decrease of 257,000 in the year-ago quarter.
News categories: DISH Network, Digital TV, Results, Satellite, Streaming, Subscribers, USA