This week, DISH released its quarterly earnings report and included subscriber numbers from Sling. Sling TV remains the #1 live and on-demand internet streaming service with 2.212 million subscribers reported at the end of 2017, representing a 47 percent growth year over year.
The company closed the fourth quarter with 13.242 million Pay-TV subscribers, including 11.030 million DISH TV subscribers and 2.212 million Sling TV subscribers. This reporting marks the first time the company has separately disclosed its DISH TV and Sling TV subscribers within the total population of Pay-TV subscribers.
Net Pay-TV subscribers increased by approximately 39,000 in the fourth quarter, which includes 75,000 reactivations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following the extraordinary devastation of Hurricane Maria. This gain is compared to net additions of 28,000 in the year-ago quarter.