Sling TV continued to round out its college sports offerings, adding ESPN 3 and SEC Network to its Sling Orange package. The addition comes on the heels of recent carriage deals with Pac-12 Network and Campus Insiders for the over-the-top product.
ESPN launched SEC Network, which offers contests from Southeastern Conference schools like the University of Alabama, University of Florida and University of Texas, in 2014. Its ESPN3 online streaming service that provides live sports content not aired on its other ESPN networks. ESPN3 also is integrated directly into the Sling programming guide.
Sling TV split into two offerings in June – Sling Blue, a multi-stream service that includes regional sports networks and broadcast and cable channels; and Sling Orange, its original 20-channel offering. Customers can add channels to their service in several genre packages like Sports, News and Entertainment for an additional $5 per month.
According to a blog posting by Sling TV chief marketing officer Glenn Eisen ESPN3 and SEC Network are available to Sling Orange customers at no additional cost. Sling Orange customers can purchase SEC Network+ -- as digital network that offers more live SEC games – in its Sports Extra package for $5 per month.