Today it was announced that Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch will be leaving to become CEO of the music streaming service Pandora effective August 31st. Roger Lynch has been the CEO of Sling TV since it was first announced back in 2015. Replacing Roger Lynch is Disn Network’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Erick Carlson.
“Erik is positioned to fully support and grow our enterprise’s portfolio, including our Sling TV asset, as we work to connect 100 percent of the country through satellite, OTT, wireless and even digital over-the-air offerings,” Dish chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen said in a statement. “Our company has built incredible assets from satellite, broadband, and streaming technologies, to a fleet of in-home experts and software development. We will continue to leverage those assets to be tuned in to the needs of our customers.”
“I want to thank Roger for his leadership over the past eight years, creating and defining the country’s first live OTT service,” Ergen said in a statement. “Roger built a fantastic team that will take Sling TV into the bright future ahead, and I wish Roger the best in his new endeavor.”
These changes come as Sling TV is facing more competition than ever with DIRECTV NOW, PlayStation Vue, Hulu, YouTube, fuboTV, and more all moving to take on the leader in live TV streaming Sling TV. Yet Sling TV still holds a healthy lead in subscribers with over 2 million current subscribers to Sling TV.
Source: MulitChannel News
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