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Dish Network

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said second-quarter profit rose 30% from a year earlier but net subscribers decreased during the period.

Earnings were $335 million, or 75 cents a share, up from year-earlier earnings of $257 million, or 57 cents a share. Analysts were expecting profit of 79 cents a share.

Revenue rose 13% to $13.59 billion.

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Dish, in a statement Tuesday, said net subscribers fell by about 135,000 during the second quarter. It ended June with about 14.06 million subscribers.

"Our decrease in net subscribers was primarily due to increased competitive pressures, including higher levels of discounting," said Joe Clayton, president and CEO, in a statement.

Dish said it would be freezing prices through January 2013.

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