Published on February 21st, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner0
DISH Network reports 2.212 million Sling TV subscribers
DISH Network Corporation this morning reported revenue for the quarter ending December 31, 2017, and for the first time they’ve separately disclosed its DISH TV and Sling TV subscribers within the total population of pay-TV subscribers.
The company’s financial results included revenue totaling $3.48 billion for the quarter ending December 31, 2017, compared to $3.75 billion for the corresponding period in 2016. Of specific interest to Apple TV users, DISH Network closed the fourth quarter with 13.242 million Pay-TV subscribers, breaking down into 11.030 million DISH TV subscribers and 2.212 million Sling TV subscribers. Although these numbers weren’t disclosed separately last year, DISH Network reached out to let us know this represents a 47 percent growth for Sling TV subscribers year over year.
Net Pay-TV subscribers increased by approximately 39,000 in the fourth quarter, which includes 75,000 reactivations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following the extraordinary devastation of Hurricane Maria. This gain is compared to net additions of 28,000 in the year-ago quarter.
The Sling TV: A La Carte TV app—which has been available for Apple TV since June of 2016—is available for free download from the Apple TV App Store. You can subscribe at the level that’s best for you (with starting packages at $20 and $25/month) then pick Extras in your favorite genres: sports, comedy, kids, news, movies, lifestyle, Spanish TV and more. Subscribers can change their service online anytime.
For more information on DISH TV and their year-end 2017 financial results, a webcast replay will be available later today on DISH’s Investor Relations website, and will remain available for 48 hours.