Dish Network has signed in more 25,000 people to its Playstation network for the first time in its history.
The network, which is part of the Fortune 500 company’s parent company, is in the midst of a $7.4 billion round led by China’s DBS Capital, with a number of investors including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Tencent Holdings Ltd, and TPG Capital.
The move follows the signing of more than 500,000 new customers in the US, where Dish has partnered with Google and Facebook.
The Playstation network will be used for the next two years, and Dish has said it will use the network to launch new apps and services to drive growth.
In the US alone, Dish Network now has more than 250,000 subscribers on its service.
DBS Group said Dish will add the network in the next few months.
Dish said it is committed to bringing high-quality entertainment to the widest possible audience through the Playstation Network, and will continue to grow the network through additional partnerships.