Posted Mon Jan 5, 2015 at 11:30 AM PST by Steven Cohen
The upcoming online TV service offers support for several popular channels and devices.
Dish has announced the arrival of Sling TV. The internet over-the-top TV service features live channel playback and on-demand video content.
"Sling TV provides a viable alternative for live television to the millennial audience," said Joseph P. Clayton, DISH president and CEO. "This service gives millions of consumers a new consideration for pay-TV; Sling TV fills a void for an underserved audience"
Sling TV is expected to be supported on Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google’s Nexus Player, select LG Smart TVs, Roku players, Roku TV models, select Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox One, iOS, Android, Mac, PC, and more. The "Best of Live TV" core package is priced at $20 per month and includes ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, ABC Family and CNN. In addition, the package also offers select on-demand content and unique media from Maker Studios. Customers can also opt to expand their lineup with two add-on packs for an additional $5 each per month. The "Kids Extra" pack includes Disney Junior, Disney XD, Boomerang, Baby TV and Duck TV. The "News & Info Extra” pack features HLN, Cooking Channel, DIY and Bloomberg TV.
"Consumers can now watch their favorite shows on their favorite devices that they already use to watch video. Live television, including ESPN, for $20 per month with no commitment or contract, is a game changer," said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV. "The arrival of Sling TV lets consumers, who've embraced services like Netflix and Hulu, take more control of their video entertainment experience."
Sling TV will be available in the first quarter of 2015. The company plans to expand its packages and content throughout the year.
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