“Dish Networks, the network of cable companies, is going through a hard time right now,” wrote David Graham.
“Their network of satellite TV providers, as well as their cable and satellite services, are being hit with the biggest wave of cable subscriber declines in decades.
As Graham noted, Dish has been hit especially hard by declining cable TV revenue.
As a result, Dish’s revenue fell $14.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017, a fall of 23% compared to the same period last year.”
“I’m not a subscriber, but I’m not going to lose my Dish network anytime soon,” wrote another Dish subscriber.
“We’re still growing, and I’m confident in my network.
Dish’s network will continue to serve its customers for years to come.
Dish also expects to continue to attract new subscribers and to continue growing.
This is a company that’s focused on the long term and its subscribers are very loyal.”
Dish Networks also faces new competition from Comcast, which has a new, more robust service, the Xfinity Internet TV platform.
The new platform, which launches next month, has added DirecTV Now, Dish NOW, Direcove and Comcast Now to its lineup.
“Direcove, which was first launched in July, has grown significantly in the past year,” wrote Graham.
Comcast, too, has been making some of the same changes, including introducing its Xfone service in 2018.
“In the U.S., Comcast has been rolling out its own Xfios Internet TV service,” wrote Ginni Rometty, executive VP of news at Comcast.
“It’s not just the X1, X2, X3 or X4, but also the X3+, X3+X4, X5+, X5+X5 and X6+X6.
These devices, which will be available on October 27, are similar to the ones available on Dish Network’s Xfos Internet TV products.
Comcast’s X3 is the best of the bunch, and the X5, X6 and X7 are still being developed.
They all have great video and voice quality and are the best video services available for cord-cutters.”
Comcast’s new Xfon X1 and X2 services, meanwhile, are the only two of Comcast’s offerings to be available at launch.
“The X3, X4 and X5 are also the best in the market today,” added Rometts.
“I have been waiting for these products for a while.”
But Comcast is not the only player offering Internet TV.
The launch of the Apple TV platform this year, which is not available to Dish subscribers, has prompted Dish Network to introduce the first-ever Roku box.
“This is a great platform for cord cutters,” wrote Romett.
“You don’t need an iPhone or iPad to stream content from Netflix and Hulu.
You just have a Roku box.”
Meanwhile, Dish is also moving into video content with a series of live sports events, including the Super Bowl, which opens on Feb. 1, 2018.
Graham wrote that the Superbowl is a “must-watch event” and that the new “Superbowl Live” series is “a great way to showcase your Dish network.”
Dish Network also announced the launch of its new “DISH Sports Hub” service, which streams some of its channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, Fox Sports 1, Fox Soccer and MLB Network, on a dedicated device.
“Our new sports hub service allows viewers to stream some of our channels from any TV or streaming device,” said Romety.
“When people connect to our Sports Hub service, they can access the channels they want to watch from our devices.”
Dish’s DVR service also supports the AppleTV and AppleTV2, and users can use Apple TV or AppleTV to watch their shows and movies.
Dish and Disney are also planning to introduce a new “Live TV” service in 2017 that will provide live sports, news and other content via a single device.