DISH reported revenue totaling $3.72 billion for the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2016 compared to $3.78 billion for the corresponding period in 2015.
Net income attributable to DISH Network totaled $343 million for the fourth quarter 2016, compared to a loss of $125 million from the year-ago quarter. Diluted earnings per share were $0.70 for the fourth quarter, compared to a loss of $0.27 cents per share during the same period of 2015.
In the fourth quarter, DISH activated approximately 694,000 gross new Pay-TV subscribers, compared to approximately 661,000 gross new Pay-TV subscribers in the year-ago period. Net Pay-TV subscribers increased by approximately 28,000 in the fourth quarter, compared to a loss of approximately 12,000 in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Full-Year 2016 Review
For the year, DISH reported 2016 total revenue of $15.09 billion compared to $15.07 billion in 2015. Subscriber-related revenue in 2016 was $15.03 billion, compared to $14.95 billion in 2015.
Net income attributable to DISH Network in 2016 was $1.45 billion compared to $747 million in 2015. Diluted earnings per share were $3.05 in 2016, compared with $1.61 in 2015.
The company closed the fourth quarter with 13.671 million Pay-TV subscribers, compared to 13.897 million Pay-TV subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2015. The ending Pay-TV subscriber count increased by approximately 166,000 subscribers during the third quarter 2016 as a result of the change in our calculation for our commercial accounts.
This had no impact on our gross new Pay-TV subscriber activations or net Pay-TV subscriber losses for the year ended Dec. 31, 2016.
Pay-TV ARPU was $88.66 during 2016 versus $86.79 in 2015. Pay-TV average monthly subscriber churn for 2016 was 1.83 percent compared to 1.71 percent in 2015.