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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 Network’s Subscriber Losses Widen as Company Cites Poor Execution

Dish Network continued to widen its subscriber loss in the first quarter, which the company attributed to seasonality as well as poor execution. The company reported a loss of 462,000 net pay TV subscribers in the three months ended March 31, compared to a year ago, falling to 10.2 million. Sling TV subscribers fell to […]

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 Loses 67,000 Pay TV Subscribers in Second Quarter

Dish Network reported that it lost about 67,000 net pay TV subscribers in the second quarter, compared with a decline of 96,000 in the year-ago period and a drop of 230,000 in the first quarter of 2021. The latest quarter’s figures include subscribers to the traditional Dish pay TV service, as well as the Sling […]

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 […]

AT&T CEO on Feds Review of WarnerMedia Deal: Nothing “Problematic” So Far

With AT&T, led by CEO John Stankey, having been in deal mode in recent months, Wall Street analysts asked various M&A questions on the telecom giant’s second-quarter earnings conference call on Thursday. In May, AT&T agreed to the media mega-merger of entertainment arm WarnerMedia with Discovery after agreeing to sell a 30 percent stake in […]

Dish Strikes AT&T Wireless Network Services Deal Worth at Least $5B

Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network unveiled “a transformative, long-term strategic network services agreement with AT&T” on Monday, “making AT&T the primary network services partner for Dish mobile virtual network operator customers.” In a regulatory filing, Dish said it has agreed “to pay AT&T at least $5 billion over the course of the 10-year term of the […]

Dish Loses 230,000 Pay TV Subscribers in First Quarter

The company, led by chairman Charlie Ergen and CEO Erik Carlson, posts its latest results.

Dish Network Mogul Charlie Ergen’s Pay Rises to $94.7 Million in 2020

The billionaire chairman and co-founder of Dish Network's compensation was up sharply from $2.35 million in 2019 owing to option awards.

Dish Lost 133,000 Pay TV Subscribers in Fourth Quarter

The company, led by chairman Charlie Ergen and CEO Erik Carlson, posts its latest results and records fourth-quarter growth in Sling TV subs.

Dish Adds 116,000 Pay TV Subscribers in Third Quarter

Dish Network said it added 116,000 net pay TV subscribers in the third quarter, compared with a gain of 148,000 in the year-ago period.