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Dish Network’s Stock Slide May Hasten DirecTV Merger Prospects

Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen has said a potential merger with DirecTV is “inevitable” during multiple post-earning analyst calls. The prospect of a merger between two fading pay TV players may become more likely, market watchers say, if the satellite TV company’s share price keeps collapsing amid inflation and recession fears. Jeffrey Wlodarczak, an analyst with […]

Dish Loses 273,000 Pay TV Subscribers in Fourth Quarter

Dish Network lost about 273,000 net pay TV subscribers in the fourth quarter, compared with a drop of 133,000 in the year-ago period and a decline of 13,000 in the third quarter of the year. The latest quarter’s figures include subscribers to the traditional Dish pay TV service, as well as the Sling TV streaming […]

Dish Loses 13,000 Pay TV Subscribers in Third Quarter

Dish Network lost about 13,000 net pay TV subscribers in the third quarter, compared with a gain of 116,000 in the year-ago period and a decline of 67,000 in the second quarter of this year. The latest quarter’s figures include subscribers to the traditional Dish pay TV service, as well as the Sling TV streaming […]

Dish and WarnerMedia End Years-Long Carriage Dispute Over HBO

After a two and a half year absence, HBO is returning to satellite TV giant Dish. And this time it’s bringing HBO Max along too. Dish and WarnerMedia announced a new carriage deal Thursday, ending a bitter dispute that saw HBO and Cinemax pulled from Dish since November 2018. The new agreement not only returns […]