PROFIT GROWS; SUB LOSSES SLOW
face of aggressive promotions from competitors, a
weak economy, and industry upheaval in the form of
various proposed mergers, Dish Network managed to slow its net
subscriber losses in the second quarter of this year, as well
as increase its profit, Dish Network President Joe Clayton said
during a recent conference call.
OUT SUBSCRIBER LOSS FOR PROFIT
over the top by higher overall revenues and stronger than expected
net subscriber growth in Latin America, DirecTv overcame a net
loss of U.S. DBS subscribers to turn in a larger profit during
the second quarter of this year, the company said.
ON WIRELESS VALUE
selling the wireless spectrum it has accumulated in recent years
still remains an option, Dish Network would prefer to use that
spectrum to provide services that would complement its core video
service, either on its own or in some form of partnership, Dish
Network Chairman Charlie Ergen said during a recent conference
VARIES VIEWS ON 'LOCAL CHOICE' IDEA
broadcasters argued against it, a group backed by DirecTv, Dish
Network, and others threw its support behind a legislative proposal
from Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Rockefeller (D-W.
Va.) and ranking committee Republican John Thune (R-S.D.) that
would, among other major retransmission consent rule changes,
enable consumers to decide whether they want to pay the price
broadcasters want to charge for local TV stations.
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