Dish Network has moved the leadership of its OTT service Sling TV into Dish president and CEO Erik Carlson’s portfolio.
At the same time, Sling TV’s outgoing CEO, Roger Lynch, will join Pandora as CEO. Both management changes for Sling TV are effective August 31.
Commenting on the changes, Charlie Ergen, Dish chairman and CEO, said: Erik is positioned to fully support and grow our enterprise’s portfolio, including our Sling TV asset, as we work to connect 100 percent of the country through satellite, OTT, wireless and even digital over-the-air offerings.
“Our company has built incredible assets from satellite, broadband, and streaming technologies, to a fleet of in-home experts and software development. We will continue to leverage those assets to be tuned in to the needs of our customers.”
He added: “I want to thank Roger for his leadership over the past eight years, creating and defining the country’s first live OTT service.
“Roger built a fantastic team that will take Sling TV into the bright future ahead, and I wish Roger the best in his new endeavour.”