This reporting marks the first time the company has separately disclosed its DISH TV and Sling TV subscribers within the total population of Pay-TV subscribers.
Net Pay-TV subscribers increased by approximately 39,000 in the fourth quarter, which includes 75,000 reactivations in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands following the extraordinary devastation of Hurricane Maria. This gain is compared to net additions of 28,000 in the year-ago quarter.
For the year, DISH reported 2017 total revenue of $14.39 billion, compared to $15.21 billion in 2016. Subscriber-related revenue in 2017 was $14.26 billion, compared to $15.03 billion in 2016.
Pay-TV ARPU was $86.43 during 2017 versus $88.66 in 2016. DISH TV’s average monthly subscriber churn for 2017 was 1.78%, compared to 1.97% in 2016.