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Sling TV struggles to patch holes as Dish suffers 1m+ subs loss

Mere minutes into debunking a report from Parks Associates lauding the pay TV market for slowing subscriber declines to a plateau (slow week), Dish Network slides in and takes the job right off our hands – reporting 334,000 subscriber losses for Q4 2018 to make it a net crater of 920,000 for the full year. As usual, the major outlets were quick to take this as gospel, forgetting to discredit the Sling TV gains, in which case Dish Network actually lost 1,125,000 satellite TV subscribers in 2018. This is only the second time Dish Network has suffered satellite losses exceeding 1 million and we are more than tempted to bet Parks it won’t be the last. The US operator lost…

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