Sling TV Adds AMC Networks Channel, Sports Pack
Dish Network has recently souped-up the network library of its sorely lacking brand new OTT content service, Sling TV. Sling TV provides access to live sports, family, news, lifestyle, and even international channels as well as offering Video-On-Demand services to US broadband customers in the home with smart TVs or on-the-go on mobile devices for $20 a month without a cable contract and with absolutely no strings or commitments.
Sling TV, Dish Network’s new over-the-top content service unveiled in January of 2015, recently announced that the service is adding content from the AMC Networks, as well as access to a wealth other networks, to the service’s central package of networks and programming as well as adding a sports focused program bundle for an additional $5 a month. The service already offers access to a wide variety of television networks and programming from close to 200 networks from the likes of Adult Swim, ABC Family, TNT, Cartoon Network, Food Network, Disney Channel, HGTV, TBS, CNN, and international programming in as many as 16 different languages. In addition Sling TV also offers content from Maker Studios, one of the largest networks of online content and content creators. These additions large to Sling TV’s library will make the service appealing to an ever widening audience.
With this addition to Sling TV’s library the OTT service will now be adding AMC channels’ major flagship hit titles such as Mad Men, Better Call Saul, and The Walking Dead to it’s line up of already offered programming. While these are certainly the biggest titles to be finding their way to the service, Sling TV will also now be providing programming with on-demand viewing capabilities from a large swath popular television networks such as BBC, BBC America, BBC World News, We tv, SundanceTV, and IFC in their services core program offerings.
Along with this major addition to Sling TV’s basic services, Sling TV has also recently added a number of television networks with an exclusive focus on Latino programming. These new networks programs will include the El Rey Network, Galavision, and Univision. Sling TV already offers international programming in at least fifteen different languages including but not limited to Arabic, Hindi, Vietnamese, Cantonese, and a slew of others at no additional cost.
Sling TV’s basic “Best of Live TV’ package is included for the $20 a month price and already includes access to sports programming from ESPN and ESPN2 but the service will now offer a new sports pack, “Sports Extra”, for an additional $5 a month in fees which includes access to a number of different sports programs from networks including ESPN, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPN Goal Line, SEC Network, Universal Sports, Univision Deportes, beIN Sports, as well as access to ESPN’s TV Everywhere service WatchESPN with no extra cost to the customer. Sling TV’s “News & Info Extra” and “Kids Extra” packages have already been made available on the OTT service for an additional $5 a month in fees.
In addition to already being supported on a plethora of digital devices including smart TVs, tablets, computers, Roku, and smartphones, Sling TV also has recently included support for the service on Amazon Fire TV and the Fire TV Stick, although no straight answers have been given for if or when an app will be available for the Xbox One and other possible digital devices.
These new additions to Sling TV’s services also come with the end to Sling TV’s invite only phase of their service and Sling TV will now be available to any and all broadband internet customers anywhere in the US.