Dish is already busy battling Tribune Media over fees for its channels. Now, it has dropped both the NFL Network and NFL RedZone after negotiations between the satellite provider and the league fell through on Thursday.
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.