January 5, 2015 - Comments Off on Dish Introduces Sling TV, Its Over-The-Top Alternative To The Cable Bundle

Dish Introduces Sling TV, Its Over-The-Top Alternative To The Cable Bundle

The crown jewel of the bunch is ESPN and ESPN2, which will be streaming over-the-top to non-cable subscribers for the first time. But the channel lineup also includes the Disney Channel, ABC Family, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, Adult Swim, TBS, TNT, CNN, and Cartoon Network.

Both AMC and FX are missing. That's a deal breaker in my book and really the only 2 cable networks with any sort of quality programming that I want to watch.

Also missing are broadcast networks ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox. According to Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch, that’s because most consumers are able to find programming from those networks elsewhere — like on Hulu, for instance. They could also just hook a digital antenna to their TVs as an alternative.

Interesting. They're not directly competing, but merely trying to add a value that's missing in the marketplace. Smart.

(In fact, the company’s flyer calls it a “perfect complement” to those services.)

via Dish Introduces Sling TV, Its Over-The-Top Alternative To The Cable Bundle | TechCrunch.

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