The highly anticipated over-the-top video service from DISH Network was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Monday.
The 12-channel streaming service will be available for just $20 a month, and will include ABC Family, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, CNN, Disney Channel, ESPN, Food Network, HGTV, TBS, TNT, and the Travel Channel. You do not need a TV subscription from DISH like some other streaming services; all you need is an Internet connection or a Roku box, Kindle Fire TV or select Smart TVs (not including Apple TV).
With a Sling TV subscription, you can watch programming on your tablet, smart phone, computer or TV. However, the single-stream service can only be used on one device at a time. So if you plan on sharing the subscription with a roommate, friend, etc. and one of you wants to watch “Chopped” but the other wants to watch a game on ESPN, one of you is out of luck. Additional programming such as sports, kids and news networks can be added to the basic package for just $5 more a month.
Other over-the-top services have been announced to launch later this year from Sony, Verizon, HBO, and CBS’s Showtime Networks services. The announcement of Sling TV is a testament of how DISH is committed to providing the latest in technology to their customers.
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