Sling TV, Dish Network's new OTT pay-TV service, has added AMC and IFC to its core $20 per month subscription package and has launched a new “Hollywood Extra” package that features content from EPIX and Sundance TV and sells for $5 per month.
Sling TV, which announced a distribution agreement with AMC Networks in tandem with its national launch on February 9, noted that it will also offer VOD content from AMC and IFC “soon.” In addition to AMC and IFC, Sling TV’s core package also offers ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, ABC Family, Disney Channel, CNN, El Rey and Galavision. Customers on that core package also get access to WatchESPN and content from Maker Studios.
The new Hollywood Extra package, arriving about two weeks after Sling TV and EPIX announced their distribution deal, offers live feeds of EPIX, EPIX2, EPIX3, EPIX Drive-In, and Sundance TV, with VOD to be added later. The new Hollywood add-on also includes a replay feature that lets subs watch content that has aired up to seven days prior, without a DVR.
Sling TV also markets the following add-on packages for $5 per month each: Sports Extra (SEC Network, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, Universal Sports, Univision Deportes, beIN Sports, ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN Bases Loaded and ESPN Goal Line); Kids Extra (Disney Junior, Disney XD, Boomerang, Baby TV, and Duck TV); and News & Info Extra (HLN, Cooking Channel, DIY and Bloomberg TV).
Sling TV current supports the following platforms: Web browsers, the Amazon Fire TV box and Fire TV Stick, Roku devices (LT model and higher), and iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. The OTT service will soon be available to the Xbox platform and the Nexus Player, the first streaming device powered by the Android TV OS.