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Sling TV: New TV Subscription Service From Dish Network
Anyone who’s ever paid a cable bill has probably wished that they could just pay for the channels they want to watch, and not bother with all those channels they have no interest in. Some might point out that if it weren’t for the “pay for everything” cable subscription model, most of your favorite channels wouldn’t exist, but the internet is pushing everyone towards new business and subscription models. That includes Dish Network, who recently unveiled Sling TV, which will allow customers to stream programming from a select group of popular channels right to their mobile devices and TVs, no cable providers required.
Sling TV was unveiled by Dish Network at the recent CES 2015, and subscribers to the service will be able to access a lineup of channels that includes ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, and more, as well as OnDemand programming and “online video.” There will also be tailored add-ons for special interests, like sports packages, kids’ TV packages, and a news package.
Sling TV is currently available in beta by invitation only, but according to its official website here it’s priced at $20 a month, plus $5 for each additional programming package. Expect more info on the service to become available soon.