In the fourth quarter, Dish lost 273,000 pay TV subscribers

In the fourth quarter, Dish lost 273,000 pay TV subscribers ...

In the fourth quarter, about 273,000 net pay TV subscribers died, compared to a decrease of 133,000 in the year-ago period and a decrease of 13,000 in the third quarter of the year.

The group, which has reported a total decline of around 70,000 Sling TV subscribers in the last quarter, including subscribers to the traditional Dish pay TV program.

According to Dish's CEO, after an analyst call, Tegna has recently agreed to return its 64 stations to its customers following a carriage dispute, which should reintroduce pay TV subscribers to the platform, and Sling TV will similarly see a jump in subscriber growth this year.

"Sling is a profitable business that will require a little patience. However, with the platform redesign last year, we're now able to instill and improve the customer experience by employing new capabilities," said Carlson.

After a 526,000 decline in 2020, the business, formerly led by chairman, ended 2021 with 10.71 million total subscribers, including 8.22 million Dish TV subscribers and 2.49 million Sling TV subscribers.

Sling TV subs increased by 12,000 last year after a drop of 118,000 in 2020. According to Wall Street analysts, the fourth quarter, or net income, of $552 million, fell 25 percent to $733 million in the same quarter of 2020. Quarterly earnings increased by 2 percent to $4.45 billion.

Dish's earnings rose to $17.88 billion for the entire year 2021, up from $15.49 billion for 2020. The company's net income increased to $2.41 billion, compared to $1.76 billion for 2020.

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