• Dish Announces Sling TV - A $20-Per-Month Internet TV Service

    Dish, the satellite TV provider, has recently jumped into the cord-cutting era with a new streaming television service named Sling TV that features several popular broadcasters. The news signals that content owners are becoming more at ease with alternative distribution methods that could boost Apple’s own efforts as well.

    As of right now, Dish is set to offer the $20-per-month service that according to Re/code will offer content from broadcasters such as ESPN, ESPN 2, ABC Family, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, CNN, Disney Channel, Food Network, HGTV, Maker, TBS, TNT and Travel Channel. Other channels will be added as a la carte additions that users can purchase.

    It hasn’t been revealed when consumers will be able to sign up for Sling TV. We’re left with the notorious “soon” release date. That being said it should be noted that users will be able to access the service on both Macs and iOS devices. Oddly enough, the Apple TV continues to remain unsupported because Dish isn’t willing to bend Apple’s design restrictions for Apple TV apps.

    The Cupertino California company was previously rumored to be in negotiations with content owners including ESPN for a similar service that would be tied to a new Apple TV. The negotiations were said to have been dead however the company is now supposedly in talks with cable companies rather than rights holders.

    We’ll have to wait and see what move Apple makes in an effort to keep up. In the meantime, are any of you considering using the Sling TV service upon its release? Share your thoughts below!

    Source: Re/code
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Dish Announces Sling TV - A $20-Per-Month Internet TV Service started by Akshay Masand View original post
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