Dish Network ramps up holiday promos with Sling TV gift cards, free HopperGo devices

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Dish Network has announced several holiday promotions to goose the sales of both its emerging and traditional video platforms.

For Sling TV, it is selling $25-$100 gift cards through Walmart, Best Buy and GameStop, allowing consumers to give the gift of up to five months of virtual MVPD service (given that the $20-a-month Sling basic package is what their recipient goes for). The promo is outlined in this Sling TV blog post

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Dish is also trying to boost Sling TV sign-ups through partnerships with streaming device maker. Consumers can buy a fourth-generation Apple TV for $89 (MSRP $149) when they commit to three months of Sling TV service.

A three-month commitment will also enable users to get a half price when they buy a second Roku player. They can also get a free Roku Streaming Stick.

RELATED: Dish loses another 116K subscribers in Q3

Meanwhile, with its traditional subscriber base in freefall, Dish is also trying to kickstart satellite TV growth by offering a free HopperGo mobile streaming device to any qualified new sign up. The device lets users store up to 64 GB of video from their Dish Hopper DVR and watch it anywhere on a mobile device. It carries a $99 MSRP, according to Dish. 

Consumers can use this link to find out which Dish satellite bundles qualify for the promotion. 

Dish reported a loss of 116,000 subscribers in the third quarter. 

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