The second largest satellite TV operator in the U.S.,
Dish Network Corp.
) recently updated DISH Anywhere application can now be
) Kindle Fire HDX tablets. The app is also available on Android
) developed devices.
The DISH Anywhere application allows DISH subscribers to watch
live TV, DVR recordings and several Video on Demand titles
anywhere and anytime. Notably, DVR recordings can also be
transferred to HDX tablets which will facilitate offline
We believe that DISH is taking all the necessary steps to
widen the viewing options for its customers so that they can
comfortably watch everything, anywhere, at any time on any
devices. The company is also focusing on expanding into the
mobile market. This will not only drive ARPU growth but will also
reduce subscriber churn while moving ahead.
DISH Network exited the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 with
14.057 million pay-TV subscribers and 8,000 pay-TV subscribers.
Moreover, average monthly pay-TV subscriber churn rate in the
same quarter was 1.53% compared with 1.54% in the prior-year
quarter while average revenue per user was $81.24 against $77.47
in the year-ago quarter.
Recently, DISH created history by signing signed an online
pay-TV deal with leading media mogul,
Walt Disney Co.
). The agreement will allow DISH Network's customers to watch
ESPN, ABC and Disney channels on PCs, smartphones and tablets
through the Dish Anywhere app. Moreover, Walt Disney will also
drop its litigation against DISH Network's ad skipping Auto Hop
Currently, DISH Network carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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