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Sling TV Ended 2023 With 2.06 Million Subscribers

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Sling TV ended 2023 with 2.06 million subscribers. The latest subscriber update reflects a decrease in Sling’s subscriber base when compared to the quarter and year before.

With 2.12 million reported at the end of the third quarter of 2023, Sling TV lost roughly 60,000 subscribers during the final three months of the year. When looking at the year-over-year change, the 2.06 million reported for Q4 2023 is also down on the 2.334 million subscribers Sling reported at the end of 2022, resulting in a year-over-year loss of more than 270,000 subscribers.

It wasn’t just Sling TV that was impacted by subscriber losses in the fourth quarter of 2023. Dish TV ended the year with 6.47 million pay-TV subscribers, down from the 6.72 million reported at the end of the third quarter. The 6.47 million Dish TV subscribers was also down on the 7.42 million reported at the end of the fourth quarter of 2022, resulting in a year-over-year loss of close to one million subscribers.

Overall, the latest subscriber updates resulted in the total number of TV subscribers (Dish TV + Sling TV) standing at 8.53 million at the start of 2024. This was down from the 8.84 million at the end of Q3 2023, resulting in a quarterly decline of over 310,000. Considering the company reported 9.75 million TV subscribers at the start of 2023, the total number of Dish TV and Sling TV subscribers declined by just under 1.2 million during the year.

At the start of January, EchoStar confirmed completion of its acquisition of Dish Network, resulting in Dish becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar.

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By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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