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Dish Network's Sling TV video streaming service reaches an important milestone

Dish Network's Sling TV video streaming service reaches an important milestone

Connected Theater
March 26, 2015

Dish Network’s Sling TV video streaming service has four new channels. In doing so, the service’s “Best of Live TV” core package now includes 20 channels for the first time.

As first teased earlier this month, A&E, HISTORY, H2, and Lifetime, are now part of the core package that remains priced at $20 per month. Additionally, FYI and LMN have been added to Sling TV’s “Lifestyle Extra” add-on pack. This pack costs an additional $5 per month and also includes truTV, Cooking Channel, DIY, and WE tv.

First introduced in January, Sling TV offers live television across multiple platforms, including Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, current-generation Roku players and Roku TV models, Microsoft Xbox One, plus iOS, Mac, PC, and Android.


The “Best of Live TV” package now includes: ESPN, ESPN2, A&E, AMC, TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, HISTORY, H2, Lifetime, Travel Channel, IFC, El Rey, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, ABC Family, Disney Channel, CNN, and Galavision, This package also features access to WatchESPN, including ESPN3, and an array of video on demand (VOD) entertainment.

Optional packs for $5 each include: “Sports Extra,” “Hollywood Extra,” “Kids Extra,” “Lifestyle Extra” and “World News Extra.” In addition to live channels and VOD entertainment, Sling TV customers have access to content from Maker Studios.

Last week, Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch told AppAdvice that his service is committed to attracting members of the “cord never” generation, by offering only the “best in live TV.”

Apple is likely to introduce a video streaming service this fall. The new service is expected to launch with a 25-channel TV bundle, which will cost between $30 and $40 per month.

See also: 5 ways Apple’s new TV service could destroy the competitionNFL explores the idea of streaming games live, and Look for a new Apple TV this summer that features an App Store, more storage and Siri.

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