Sling TV Head Warren Schlichting Departs Amid Subscriber Loss And Parent Dish’s Wireless Push

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A transforming Dish Network expanded its senior management to oversee an aggressive move into wireless, hiring and promoting a handful of executives and announcing one high-profile exit.

Warren Schlichting is leaving as group president of Sling TV as the service continued to lose subscribers in the latest quarter. He was replaced by Michael Schwimmer, previously Exec VP of International, Business Development and Strategy with responsibility for Dish TV and Sling TV multicultural and AVOD offerings. Schwimmer will also lead Dish Media Sales.

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The other appointments reflect Dish’s move to enter the wireless market as a facilities-based provider of wireless services with a nationwide consumer offering and development of a standalone 5G broadband network. Industry veteran Dave Mayo has joined as EVP, Network Development after several decades at T-Mobile USA. Dish was smack in the middle of the recent $26-billion

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