Dish Network Lost 1.1M Satellite Subs in 2018; Sling TV Growth Cools

Dish Network, the fourth largest pay-TV operator in the country, Feb. 13 said it lost 1.1 million legacy satellite TV subscribers in the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2018. The company lost 995,000 satellite subs in 2017.

Dish ended 2018 with 9.9 million satellite subs, compared to 11 million at year-end 2017.

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The company said its pioneering online TV service Sling TV added 205,000 subscribers last year – down 72% from 711,000 subscriber additions in 2017. Sling added 878,000 subs in 2016. The standalone streaming service finished 2018 with 2.41 million subs compared to 2.21 million in 2017.



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