ViacomCBS announced a multi-year deal on Monday. This deal is the renewal of their carriage agreement, which will continue to deliver their portfolio of broadcast, entertainment, news, and sports networks. This will be available to subscribers of DISH and OTT service Sling TV.
Specifics of the agreement were not released to the public. This may happen in the coming days or weeks. However, it is highly likely that such sensitive information will be kept private. Fans can sit back and enjoy this partnership.
Dish are complicated to negotiate with and have been very clear about how they want to deal with programming and rising costs. They removed the NFL Network and NFL Redzone from its services, and they were also removed from Sling TV. Various sports networks were also removed; there are specifically Regional sports networks. Previously owned by Fox, but Sinclair Broadcast Group now owns them.
ViacomCBS have been tough themselves and fought a hard battle with Dish back in 2016. Back in those days, Phillip Dauman led the company during these times, and even though they couldn’t reach an agreement, they ended up resolving their issues at the very last minute with a multi-year deal.
Dish and asking now have over 11 million subs. Dish has a large number of satellite subscribers, and those numbers are going down with cord-cutting becoming so popular. Sling TV are one of the biggest OTT seventies to offer their customers an alternative to the traditional bundle with cable and satellite. However, they lost subscribers in the last two quarters for the first time.
Dish are currently transforming their entire model, and last week they reached $1.4 billion of purchase via Boost Mobile from T Mobile USA. They were able to do this with a new 5G network.