Dish formally extends CSG backend services deal to 2021

CSG International headquarters

Backend services and software vendor CSG International formally announced a 5-year extension of its deal with Dish Network.

Under the agreement, Dish will expand its use of CSG’s digital services platform, Ascendon, using it to price, promote, market and sell digital services. 

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CSG’s current deal with Dish runs out at the end of this year. But speaking during CSG’s second-quarter earnings call earlier this month, Bret Griess, president and CEO of the Omaha, Nebraska-based vendor, expressed confidence that an extension would soon be in place. 

“We believe we are in very good standing with Dish,” Griess said. “They are an incredible customer, and our teams are doing yeoman's work to make business sense for them and make business sense for us, and we got confidence by bringing the right A game every day. We will continue our relationship with Dish as we move forward.”

CSG reported 2% revenue growth in the second quarter to $193 million, buoyed by expanded relationships with top cable operators Comcast and Charter Communications.

In July, the company said it extended its deal with Charter, consolidating separate contracts with Charter-acquired operators Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks into one agreement that expires in 2021.