It NEVER fails...if there is something big coming on a certain station/channel then all of a sudden Dish decides it needs a price war with someone. Direct TV also did this.
Do the two satellite companies not have enough subscribers who pay an arm and leg for YOUR services? I think with all the subscribers have you should be able to handle the price increase or whatever the demand is so that YOU, Dish (or the other one) WILL NOT have to interrupt our service!
If you compare the streaming services, Sling is by far NOT the best streaming service. It does not have the DVR capabilities nor channel support of other streaming services.