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Dish Network waved goodbye to another 79,000 pay TV subscribers in Q3, shrinking the satellite base further to 9.5 million. However, the US operator surprised by beating expectations with a gain of 48,000 Sling TV subscribers, to total 2.7 million subs. Altice USA’s pay TV subscriber exodus accelerated by 14.3% year on year to 32,000 during the third quarter, dropping to 3.27 million subs, of which 492,000 are on the next-gen Altice One platform. As a result, video revenues dropped below $1 billion for the first time since merging the Cablevision and Suddenlink Communications businesses, falling 5.8% year on year to $993.2 million in Q3. Cord cutting hit Liberty Global hard during Q3 with 65,700 net video cancellations across the…

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