DISH revenue $3.84bn, lost 15,000 net broadband subscribers
Subscriber-related revenue increased to $3.83 billion from $3.80 billion in the year-ago period.
Net income attributable to DISH Network totaled $410 million for the second quarter 2016, compared with $324 million from the year-ago quarter. Diluted earnings per share were $0.88 for the second quarter, compared with $0.70 during the same period in 2015.
DISH includes all of its Sling TV subscribers in the company's total Pay-TV metrics, including in the Pay-TV subscriber, Pay-TV ARPU and Pay-TV churn rate numbers set forth below. Sling TV subscribers are reported net of disconnects in our gross new Pay-TV subscriber activations.
In the second quarter, DISH activated approximately 527,000 gross new Pay-TV subscribers compared to approximately 638,000 gross new Pay-TV subscribers in the prior year's second quarter. Net Pay-TV subscribers declined approximately 281,000 in the second quarter, compared to a loss of approximately 81,000 in the second quarter 2015.
The company closed the second quarter with 13.593 million Pay-TV subscribers, compared to 13.932 million Pay-TV subscribers at the end of second quarter 2015.
Pay-TV ARPU for the second quarter totaled $89.98, compared to second quarter 2015 Pay-TV ARPU of $87.91. Pay-TV subscriber churn rate was 1.96 percent versus 1.71 percent for second quarter 2015.
DISH lost approximately 15,000 net broadband subscribers in the second quarter, bringing its broadband subscriber base to approximately 613,000. ■