Subscribers to This Popular Service Could Lose Out in Montana

In the early 1990's, a new service was offered to people who wanted something different than the standard channels available to them with an antenna.  It also offered a slight break in your television cable bill also.


Many people, me included, jumped on the bandwagon of satellite television subscription services.  But as with anything, more competition entered into the market, and some satellite companies have struggled in the past years to keep up with them.  Now, one of those may be facing bankruptcy.

Montana Customers Are Choosing the Best Plans for Them to Save

One of the largest providers of subscription-based cable service is Dish Network.  However, according to data from Statista, their subscriptions have declined for the past 10 years.  In 2014, subscribers numbered over 14 million individuals.  For the 4th quarter of 2023, those numbers were at just 6.47 million.

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In an earnings report shared by the Savvy Dime via, Echo Star, the parent company of Dish Network stated that "Our recipe is very simple... Can we push the maturities out… so that we have enough cash to operate the business?"  With almost $3 billion dollars in debt payments due this year, it doesn't look good for the future of the company.

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Finding Your Favorite TV Shows and Movies in Montana

If Dish Network does eventually file for bankruptcy, where to get your favorite shows and movies is going to be a hot topic for many people.  The options are many, which is one of the leading factors behind Dish Network's demise.


With Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix and more all offering the ability to watch television via a subscription service, finding that rerun of Hardcastle and McCormick shouldn't be too difficult.

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