Thanks for your post. This is the kind of discussion I intended with this thread.I think there are several reasons why Dish Network is losing customers right now.
Dish Network has always tried to be the value satellite service, so perhaps more of their customers are having financial difficulties and going to basic cable or OTA to save money. DirecTV has always marked themselves as the premier service where you pay more for packages, so perhaps more of their customers are able to keep service now.
The bundle that AT&T had with Dish Network ended and AT&T went with DirecTV. That could be a significant part of that 100,000 lost Dish subscribers if AT&T customers want to keep bundling so are switching to DirecTV to continue that.
DirecTV has always paid for good advertising with big name stars while Dish Network, in my opinion doesn't have good TV ads. Perhaps some new subscribers have been convinced by the ads. After all, that's the point, right?
I stay with Dish Network because I have almost all of the HD programming available that I want, I prefer movies over sports, I love the VIP series of DVRs, and my service has been nearly flawless over the years.
I hope that helps you.