Posted Mon Feb 9, 2015 at 01:00 PM PST by Steven Cohen
The cord-cutting online TV service is now available.
DISH and Sling have officially launched their Sling TV platform nationwide. The internet TV service offers live and on-demand content from several major networks and stations, including the upcoming addition of AMC's lineup of channels.
"There has been a remarkable expression of consumer interest since we first announced Sling TV one month ago," said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV. "We believe Sling TV is a game-changing service that enhances the existing television landscape. Now underserved audiences have access to the best of live TV at an affordable price."
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, CNN, El Rey, and Galavision. In addition, the company will soon offer AMC as part of the same package as well. Likewise, Sling has secured future rights for content from other AMC Networks, including BBC AMERICA, BBC World News, IFC, SundanceTV and WE tv.
The service also offers select on-demand content and unique media from Maker Studios, and customers can opt to expand their lineup with three 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. Finally, the "Sports Extra" pack offers SEC Network, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, Universal Sports, Univision Deportes, beIN Sports, ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN Bases Loaded, and ESPN Goal Line.
Sling TV is now available at Sling.com. New customers will receive a free 7-day trial. After that, the core package is $20 per month with no long-term commitment, annual cable contract, credit check or hardware installation. The service is currently available on Roku players, Roku TVs, PCs, Macs, and Android and iOS tablets and smartphones. Support for the Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick will be available in the coming days, and support for more devices, including Google’s Nexus Player, select LG Smart TVs, select Samsung Smart TVs, and the Xbox One is expected in the coming months.
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