I say by next year at his time DISH will be down to just a little over 13 million subs . By 2019 I see them Dropping under that 13 million sub numbers. Sad.
Well, I was counting the Sling tv numbers in that 13 million I predicted. They are no longer even able to hide their sat losses with Sling tv numbers added in anymore.They already are way under 13 million if you minus the 2 million Sling customers that Dish adds in as total subscribers, that means they are at around 11 million Sat. Customers only.
Which I stated already as well. With the future customers not subbing to traditional pay tv, and older subs dying out daily, shouldn't that open the tv provider companies to ala cart and lowering the prices on the channels to make it more attractive? Or has the point of diminishing returns for those companies not been reached yet? I predict that the future will be ala cart for the programs themselves and the channels won't matter. I have never understood why I need 250 channels to watch a few programs that I watch, and I'm 55 years old. I know younger people feel this way as well .But would they like to pay nearly the same for much fewer channels ala carte? And that's one of the issues. The bigger issue is the younger folk who aren't watching TV on TVs at all.
I doubt we'll see a la carte via satellite or cable. But we'll see more of it as networks experiment with shows over the Internet, PPV.
Just like the music industry years ago. They wanted to keep charging $15 to $17 for a CD. Finally people said enough. I only want to pay for the songs I like.With out full ala cart like Canada has now, you can continue to see subs bleed at DISH and other pay tv companies. It is an industry wide problem now and they can continue to stick their collective heads in the sand, but the future is coming, whether they want it to or not.
Just like the music industry years ago. They wanted to keep charging $15 to $17 for a CD. Finally people said enough. I only want to pay for the songs I like.
Back then everyone said it will cost so much more. It will never happen. Well it did happen. It brought the prices of whole CD's way down.TV needs to change too. They keep raising prices on content and fees so people will leave and they have.