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DISH Network headlines: Dish to Make Unspecified Number of Layoffs Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Dish Network said it is planning to make a “focused” set of layoffs across the company, as it deals with the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis. Dish had 16,000 employees as of Dec. 31, 2019, according to SEC filings. The pay-TV company didn’t disclose how many jobs it expected to cut. In a statement, Dish said, “Due to the current economic climate, combined with changing needs of our customers and how we best serve them, Dish has made the difficult decision to reevaluate our organization.” The No. 2 satellite operator, which also offers the Sling TV over-the-top streaming TV service, said the staff cuts will “align our workforce with the current and future needs of the business.” Dish CEO Erik Carlson announced the cutbacks in a memo to employees, as first reported by Reuters and confirmed by the company. “The pandemic has forced us to take a closer look at every aspect of our business, at our work volumes, our areas of focus and investments, and the performance of our team members,” Carlson wrote.

DISH Network customers take note: NBC Sports Chicago is unlikely to appear on Dish Network anytime soon

In 2007, my family made the pilgrimage from the city to the suburbs. Comcast cable had provided our TV package, so we arranged for the service to be moved. Then the Big Ten Network launched, and Comcast didn’t pick it up. Faster than you can say “Oskee Wow Wow,” I cancelled Comcast and signed on with Dish Network, which offered a promotion that included BTN. For 12 years, we subscribed to Dish. Carriage disputes popped up here and there, as with any TV provider, and they were resolved without significant interruption. Dish’s technology improved over the years, and we were happy with it. But when Fox, Fox Sports 1 and BTN were pulled from Dish last month, I began to worry. They returned in 12 days, but not before we missed several games that mattered to us. When the relaunched NBC Sports Chicago went dark this month, I figured our relationship with Dish was coming to an end.

DISH Network customers take note: Dish to Make Unspecified Number of Layoffs Amid COVID-19 Crisis

From Variety: Dish Network said it is planning to make a “focused” set of layoffs across the company, as it deals with the economic fallout...

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