Today, Sling TV revealed new single and multi-stream services alongside the addition of NBC local channels and other content providers. This is the latest move by the online streaming service in hopes of undercutting traditional cable companies like Comcast. The single-stream service is now called Sling Orange ($20/mo.) while the multi-stream is called Blue ($25/mo.). More details below…
When Sling was first introduced at CES in 2015, there were some question marks about its long-term viability. But the service has stayed relevant by offering a solid free trial period, aggressive pricing and discounts on streaming boxes when a three-month commitment is made. Another big boon for the service in 2016 was the addition of Apple TV to the mix.
It’s no surprise that Sling has brought on the ability to stream across multiple devices. This was one area that the service was at a disadvantage in comparison to the competition. The single stream Orange service remains at $20 per month and now includes BBC America and World News.
Stepping up to the $25 multi-stream option brings NBC local channels in select markets plus other new channels like USA, Syfy and more. The inclusion of NBC’s family of networks is key with the Olympics just around the corner. There is also a new third option for $40 that combines the two packages and brings over 70 channels to the mix.
Of course, there are still plenty of other ala carte offerings available that add channels like HBO, Spanish offerings, kid’s programming and more. Don’t forget, you can still bag a 32GB Apple TV for $89 when you prepay for three months of service. Learn more about cutting the cord in our handy guide from National Streaming Day.
SLING TV DEBUTS NEW SINGLE-STREAM AND MULTI-STREAM SERVICES; LAUNCHES NBC, USA, BRAVO, SYFY, NBC SPORTS NETWORK, BBC AMERICA AND MORE
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sling TV unveiled new single-stream and multi-stream services, “Sling Orange” and “Sling Blue.” Sling Orange now includes BBC America and is still priced at $20 per month. Sling Blue now features NBC, USA, Bravo, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), Syfy, BBC America and costs $25 per month for new customers. In addition, Sling has introduced a multi-service discount that brings Sling Orange and Sling Blue together for $40 per month. Additional NBCUniversal networks are available in Sling Blue’s Extra packs, including E!, CNBC, MSNBC, Oxygen, Golf and NBCUniverso.
“Consumers now have more than 100 channels to choose from as they customize their ideal television experience,” said Roger Lynch, CEO, Sling TV. “With our new multi-service option and NBC Universal programming, Sling is one of the few pay-TV options where value continues to improve.”
Sling TV Pricing Updates
Introduced as a “beta” service in April, Sling TV’s multi-stream service, Sling Blue, is now priced at $25 per month. Customers who signed up during the beta phase will receive the additional channels found in Sling Blue and their price will remain $20 per month with their current subscription.
The single-stream service, Sling Orange, remains priced at $20 per month.
Sling TV Programming Updates
Sling Orange and Sling Blue
- Sling Orange and Sling Blue core services now include BBC America. For more information on BBC America, visitblog.sling.com.
- Sling Blue (multi-stream) is available to new customers for $25 per month and includes local NBC (for select markets), USA, Bravo, NBCSN and Syfy.
- Sling Blue customers will have access to live, local NBC broadcast stations in the following 10 markets: Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Hartford, Conn., Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego and Washington D.C. Access to on-demand programming will be available in a later update.
- Regional Sports Networks for select markets (Comcast SportsNet: California, Bay Area, Chicago and Mid-Atlantic) coming soon.
- Sling TV expects to add local content from NBC affiliates in the future on a market-by-market basis.
Sling Blue Extra Packs
Sling TV launched new networks across its Sling Blue Extras, each priced at $5 per month:
- “Sports Extra” (New Extra Pack) – Golf Channel joins beIN Sports, Outside TV and Univision Deportes
- “Lifestyle Plus Extra” – E!, Oxygen and Vibrant TV join VH1, Cooking Channel, DIY, FYI, WE tv and LMN
- “World News Extra” – BBC World News, CNBC and MSNBC join HLN, euronews, France 24, News18, NDTV 24/7 and RT Network
- “Best of Spanish TV” – NBCUniverso joins 24 other Spanish and bilingual channels
- All other Extras for Sling Blue remain unchanged
Sling Orange Extra Packs
Sling TV launched new networks across its Sling Orange Extras, each priced at $5 per month:
- “Lifestyle Plus Extra” – Vibrant TV joins VH1, BET, Cooking Channel, DIY, FYI, WE tv and LMN
- “World News Extra” – BBC World News joins HLN, euronews, France 24, News18, NDTV 24×7, Fusion and RT Network
For a full list of Sling Orange and Sling Blue channel lineups, including Extras, visit http://news.sling.com/document-library/sling-tv-beta-multi-stream-service-channels.
Additional Sling TV updates
In addition to the Sling Orange and Sling Blue updates, Sling TV also made changes to its Spanish-language programming and packaging, “Best of Spanish TV.” For more information about these changes, visit blog.sling.com.
About Sling TV
Sling TV L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), provides over-the-top television services, including domestic and international live and on-demand programming. It is available on televisions, tablets, computers, smartphones and other streaming devices. Sling TV offers two streaming services, which collectively include more than 100 channels and programming content from Disney/ESPN (single-stream service only), Fox (multi-stream service only), NBC (multi-stream service only), HBO®, AMC, A&E, Turner, Scripps, Viacom, EPIX and Univision. Additionally, Sling Latino offers a suite of standalone and add-on Spanish-language programming packages tailored to English-dominant, bilingual and Spanish-dominant U.S. households. Sling International currently provides more than 250 channels in 20 languages across multiple devices to U.S. households. Sling TV is a next-generation service that meets the entertainment needs of today’s contemporary viewers. Visit www.Sling.com.
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