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Dish’s Sling TV Loses 234,000 Q1 Streaming Subs, 318,000 Satellite Pay-TV Subs

Dish’s Sling TV Loses 234,000 Q1 Streaming Subs, 318,000 Satellite Pay-TV Subs

Subscriber losses keep adding up for satellite TV operator Dish. Net pay-TV subscribers decreased about 552,000 in the first quarter (ended March 31), compared to a decrease of around 462,000 subs in the year-ago quarter. The sub loss included 234,000 fewer Sling TV customers, identical to the 234,000 Sling subs lost in the prior-year period.

Dish closed the quarter with 9.20 million pay-TV subscribers, including 7.10 million satellite subscribers and 2.10 million online TV subscribers. That compared with 10.3 million subs during the prior-year period, which included almost 8 million satellite subs and 2.25 million Sling customers.

Despite creating the online pay-TV market in 2015 with the launch of Sling TV, the platform significantly trails later competitors, including market leader YouTube TV with 5 million subs, and Hulu + Live TV with 4.5 million subs.

“We continue to experience increased competition, including competition from other subscription video on-demand and live-linear OTT service providers,” Dish said in the regulatory filing.

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