DISH, the subscription pay-TV provider has announced the addition of Bitcoin Cash as a payment option for its customers. The company also revealed that it was migrating to Bitpay as its new payment processing partner.
Use Bitcoin Cash on DISH Network
According to a press release published on Thursday, DISH, the subscription pay-TV provider, announced that it would begin accepting Bitcoin Cash as a payment method for its customers. DISH customers can now use Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash to pay for monthly subscriptions and pay-per-view movies.
Speaking on the latest moves by the company, John Swieringa, DISH executive vice president and chief operating officer, said:
“We’ve added Bitcoin Cash just as we chose to accept Bitcoin to serve customers who have adopted a new way of doing business. We have a steady volume of customers paying with cryptocurrency each month, and BitPay will allow us to continue offering more choice and convenience to our customers.”
The company was the first pay-TV provider to accept Bitcoin in 2014. At the time, it was the largest company to accept Bitcoin. Four years later, it has added the popular Bitcoin fork to give its users more options for crypto payments.
DISH Inks Partnership with Bitpay
In addition to adding Bitcoin Cash as a means of payment, the company also announced that it was migrating to BitPay. Bitpay’s Chief Commercial Officer Sonny Singh said:
“Our goal for DISH Network is a seamless transition to BitPay, so all customers who are currently paying for services with Bitcoin continue to have the option to pay with Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash. Cryptocurrency is an increasingly popular way for consumers to make purchases online as it reduces credit card fraud and is cheaper for the merchants.”
Customers who wish to use either digital currency will send the exact amount of Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash to make one-time payments. These payments can be done on the company’s website or Hopper DVR.
Dish Network Corporation, founded in 1980, is a connectivity company that provides television entertainment and award-winning technology to its numerous customers. BitPay, established in May 2011, is one of the largest digital currency payment providers. The platform has in the past partnered with prominent merchants like Microsoft and Warner Bros.
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