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Cord Cutting Continues: Dish Lost 273K
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Posted By: Ribicon, 2/27/2022 9:06:24 PM

Satellite and streaming TV service Dish Network reported losing 273,000 subscribers during the fourth quarter, proving that cord cutting continues among TV customers. The loss is more than double the 133,000 lost subscribers over the fourth quarter in 2021, the Hollywood Reporter said. The drop is startling, compared to the loss of only 13,000 subscribers in the third quarter of this year. The company’s report includes the loss of subscribers to its Dish pay TV services as well as its Sling TV streaming service. The company reported losing about 70,000 subscribers for Sling TV and 200,000 for the satellite service. Dish satellite lost more than a million subscribers between 2020


The restaurant that brags about serving garbage to its customers, and spitting in it while the waitress stands there laughing, wonders why the tables are empty. I hope they don't lose any money; that would be a real American tragedy.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: SALady 2/27/2022 9:33:37 PM (No. 1085042)
When Google Fiber cancelled their TV service last year, we shopped around for a new service. Why companies like Dish still require long-term contracts, with so many alternatives that don't require any contracts, makes no sense at all. For that reason, we didn't even consider them. Most TV is garbage these days, and I can't see spending more than $25 a month for service to get the couple of "cable channels" that we like to watch.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: LadyVet 2/27/2022 9:44:15 PM (No. 1085058)
Inflation tends to make people serious about their budgets and cutting out frivolous expenses.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bur Oak 2/27/2022 9:46:19 PM (No. 1085061)
These dish and cable companies are on their way to extinction, but have yet to realize it. They charge exorbitant prices for product customers don't want and can't understand why they leave.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: cor-vet 2/27/2022 10:21:06 PM (No. 1085110)
Let me pay a couple of dollars a month for each channel I want, instead of making me pay for a bunch of stuff I don't want and I'll talk to you. Maybe!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Catherine 2/27/2022 10:22:29 PM (No. 1085112)
We've had to negotiate monthly rates with Cox for years. Every three or so months they add a fee. We argue they back down a few dollars and so it goes. Up until a couple of months ago, we had no choice. Cox was the only cable company available. We finally just wanted internet from them and got it for less than $60/mo. Two or three months later, billied us $120. They back down a bit but the bill went up again by $4 from last month. We will be moving soon and never again get Cox. They are insane.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Timber Queen 2/27/2022 10:44:15 PM (No. 1085127)
I'm one of those subscribers! I'm part of a major news story!! What fun!!! My cancel call was more entertaining than anything I saw on Dish. The customer service agent was very experienced. I pointed out that 20 years ago my internet cost $110 a month and Dish was $65. My internet is still $110 while Dish went up to $126. He got down to offering me $70 a month instead of the full price. I told him it still wasn't worth it because we've seen everything a hundred times. He promised there was "new content" on the way! I asked new content for what? The second History channel is now dedicated to Vice. The Travel Channel has become the Ghost Hunter Channel, and Discovery and Smithsonian end every program with a warning about global warming. He pointed out the streaming comes with buffering and many customers who cancelled have come back. I replied that because of commercials I've already been trained to expect interruptions. I finally explained to him, "You're in a dying industry. What satellite and cable did to broadcast TV, the internet is doing to you...something for which I am already paying." After that he processed the transaction. Nice guy, hope he can find another job before its too late. Dish Sucks!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Proud Texan 2/27/2022 10:50:50 PM (No. 1085137)
I have Directv and have found myself gradually watching less and less. I am down to one shoe and the last episode is next Friday. I am recording it. After I watch that recording, Directv is "outa here!" I only had about a dozen stations on my list of favorites anyway and since they raised the price to $110, on top of promising to cut off OANN, they can kiss my rear end. Like another poster mentioned, they push the "globull warming" farce so much it is ridiculous.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Timber Queen 2/27/2022 10:51:27 PM (No. 1085138)
Forgot to add our alternative. TK got a new computer and he hooked up his old one to the big screen TV as the monitor. I signed us up for the Magellan documentary service, and all the cable channels also stream their shows - you just have to wait a day after their "broadcast" on cable. Still keeping up with Oak Island!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 2/27/2022 10:54:55 PM (No. 1085142)
I have a Dish satellite dish on the roof of my fifth wheel trailer. Our subscription is only active maybe 5 months each year. Wife and I have had to endure $10/month price increases for several years now. The rate started at $45/month and last summer we were forking over $105/month. And for less programming. It is just a matter of time before we will cry uncle and will need to turn our dish into a bird bath. It was great while it lasted. Will miss watching Cubs baseball while we are on the road.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: velirotta 2/28/2022 12:01:52 AM (No. 1085171)
My wife and I haven't had a television in our home since 1998. What a blessing that has been. We get our news from trusted Internet sources, and we're readers of books, books, books. I highly recommend it.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 2/28/2022 2:09:43 AM (No. 1085217)
More and more of what they want to sell is leftist, woke, political propaganda, and it gets tiresome. People are unwilling to pay to be harranged about how rotten a racist, climate denying piece of garbage they are. So they unplug.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Strike3 2/28/2022 2:25:21 AM (No. 1085223)
I want to see programs and commercials that depict people who look like me. Dish does not provide that. I have to mute the volume on all commercials when the stupid screaming and dancing starts. The long term contracts are to lock you in financially so you don't cancel after the first month when you realize what little they have to offer on 1000 channels of junk.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Trigger2 2/28/2022 3:19:57 AM (No. 1085250)
Cord cutting is happening because satellite tv services cost too much just to watch a handful of channels.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: judy 2/28/2022 4:43:14 AM (No. 1085270)
Remember when cable first started....they promised ad free networks...what a joke....they manage to slip in 10 very boring ads in one break...
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Petronius 2/28/2022 6:15:58 AM (No. 1085300)
I dropped Dish Network sometime in the 2000's. They kept adding all kinds of channels I did not want (sports, opinioned "news", gay programming, global warming BS, reality tv, etc.) the quality of what I did watch kept going down and the price kept going up. Finally, I cancelled. We are so much better off without their "service" piping their garbage into our house 24/7.
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