Sling TV Lost 100,000 Subscribers in Q1 2021, Dish Down 230,000 Video Customers

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Dish Network reported its first quarter earnings Thursday
morning, revealing that Dish lost 230,000 pay TV customers for the quarter and
the Dish-owned streaming service Sling TV accounted for 100,000 of those
losses. The other 130,000 were Dish TV customers.

Sling TV ended the quarter with 2.37 million subscribers. Hulu
with Live remains the number one live TV streaming service with 4.1
million
subscribers and YouTube TV comes in second with 3
million
.

Sling increased its monthly subscription
cost to $35
, up from $30. Those who were already subscribed to Sling before
August 1, 2020 are still locked in with the lower subscription cost until the
price guarantee ends in August 2021. After the price hike, the streaming
service introduced a deal for one
month for $10
, adding DVR Plus for 200 hours of Cloud DVR storage.

Dish Network will host its Q1 financial results call at 11
am ET.

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