Earlier this week it seemed that Dish customers were bound to lose several channels due to a breakdown in talks between the company and Viacom. Now a new deal has been reached that sees Dish keeping them and new channels coming to Sling TV.
2015 was a rough year for Dish, losing a total of 81,000 pay-TV subscribers, but its streaming TV service Sling TV continues to add customers, adding an estimated 129,000 subscribers in the last quarter alone.
Sling TV might have gotten off to a relatively slow start, but it could be on the upswing, with Goldman Sachs estimating that the TV streaming service will hit 2 million subscribers by the end of the year.
Dish Network unveils its uber-powerful new DVR, the Hopper 3, as well as its new HopperGo, which lets users literally take DVR content anywhere on the planet. Meanwhile, Sling TV bores a bit with upgraded interface, ESPN3 addition.