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New Executive to Lead Dish's Sling TV

14 Aug, 2017 By: Stephanie Prange

Dish Network Corp. will shift the leadership of its over-the-top (OTT) service Sling TV into Dish president and chief operating officer Erik Carlson’s portfolio, according to a press release from the company.

The move comes with the news that outgoing Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch will join Pandora as CEO. Management changes for Sling TV are effective Aug. 31.

“Erik is positioned to fully support and grow our enterprise’s portfolio, including our Sling TV asset, as we work to connect 100% of the country through satellite, OTT, wireless and even digital over-the-air offerings,” Charlie Ergen, Dish chairman and CEO, 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.”

A more than 20-year Dish veteran, Carlson oversees the company’s day-to-day operations, including the human resources, operations and information technology, media sales, marketing, programming, acquisition and retention, finance, and accounting organizations. Carlson will continue to report to Ergen.

“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. “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.”

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