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DISH Media partners with BrightLine

DISH Media has announced a partnership with BrightLine to allow for interactive ad units on live and on demand inventory on Sling TV in the US. The two new advanced advertising products, In-Stream Interactive (versatile scrollers, simple games and trivia) and Dynamic Addressable (creative tailored to a viewer’s specific location), are now available on Sling. […]

December 12, 2023

DISH Media brings linear TV to digital ad marketplace

Impression-based TV advertising specialist DISH Media has launched DISH Connected, a solution that allows DISH TV’s live linear inventory to be executed programmatically. This solution delivers real-time, targeted advertisements to Internet-connected DISH set-top boxes, providing advertisers access to DISH inventory in the same manner as a SLING TV campaign. “Marketing dollars continue to shift more […]

June 1, 2023

DISH Network loses 552k subs

Pay-TV operator DISH Network has suffered a major fall in subscribers according to its Q1 financials. Dish TV and its OTT sister service Sling TV, lost an overall 552,000 subscribers during the first quarter of the year. The same period in 2022 saw losses of 462,000 net subscribers (and 268,000 in Q4/2022). The Charlie Ergen-backed […]

May 9, 2023By Chris Forrester

FlixSnip launches on Sling TV

FlixSnip, the app and video-on-demand service that features short-form movies, series and lifestyle segments is now available on the Sling TV Freestream offering in the US. FlixSnip complements existing Sling TV programming with their selection of bite-sized international mini-movies, series and documinis. FlixSnip, which already has presence in Europe, Asia, CIS, and Latin America is […]

May 9, 2023

Sling Freestream: Over 335 channels

Sling TV has announced its free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service, Sling Freestream, has added more than 100 channels since its launch in February. It now offers more than 335 channels. Sling Freestream is now a leading service for free sports television, featuring customer favourites like Barstool Sports, ESPN On Demand, NBA On Demand, Lacrosse […]

May 5, 2023

Sling TV launches Freestream

Live streaming TV service Sling TV has launched its free advertising-supported streaming television service (FAST) – Sling Freestream – in the US. Unveiled on Sling’s eighth birthday and National Cut the Cord Day, Freestream is available through the Sling app on all Roku devices, and is rolling out across Comcast, LG, Samsung, Vizio and Xbox […]

February 10, 2023By Colin Mann

Study: Younger Gen Z media behaviours differ

Consumer insights agency Horowitz’s FOCUS Generation Next report, which tracks the media lifestyles of Gen Z, uncovers notable differences in the media lifestyles of 18-24 year-old Gen Zers compared to their younger counterparts 13-17 years old. For example, Gen Zers overall split their video viewing time rather evenly between professional TV content and non-TV content […]

January 6, 2023

Sling TV, Cinedigm expand partnership

Cinedigm, a streaming company dedicated to serving enthusiast fan bases, has announced the launch of RetroCrush, one of its top-performing FAST channels, on Sling TV. This expands Sling TV’s partnership with Cinedigm to include fourteen channels. RetroCrush, the free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel from Cinedigm’s portfolio of streaming brands, is being added to Sling’s […]

October 7, 2022

discovery+ on Sling TV, Dish TV

Warner Bros Discovery and Dish Network have announced that discovery+, the non-fiction real life subscription streaming service, will be available to both Sling TV and Dish TV customers in the US. The platform launched with 70,000+ episodes of premium content, including original series and on-demand programming on Sling on August 8th followed by DISH on […]

August 9, 2022

DISH Q2: Pay-TV subs loss deepens

US connectivity provider DISH Network Corporation has reported revenue totalling $4.21 billion (€4.13bn) for the quarter ending June 30, 2022, compared to $4.49 billion for the corresponding period in 2021. Net income attributable to DISH Network totalled $523 million for the second quarter 2022, compared to $671 million for the year-ago quarter. Diluted earnings per […]

August 3, 2022