Sling TV, Dish Network’s OTT-TV service for cord-cutters, is broadening its premium slate with the addition of Cinemax.
Sling TV subs can get a single stream of Cinemax for $10 per month, on top of the service’s core “Best of Live TV” package, which runs $20 per month. Sling TV’s Cinemax offering includes the network’s live linear feed, plus a library of more than 500 VOD titles, including originals such as The Knick, Banshee, Strike Back, as well as upcoming series such as Quarry and Outcast. Sling TV noted that its Cinemax VOD vault will offer the same titles that are available via Max Go, the premium programmer’s authenticated TV Everywhere app.
Sling TV is extending access to Cinemax about 10 months after it began to bundle in HBO, for an additional $15 per month. Sling TV also offers EPIX in its $5 per month Hollywood Extra add-on package.
"Sling TV is the first live standalone Internet TV service to deliver Cinemax to an audience of cord-cutters and cord-nevers,” said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV, in a statement. “This announcement comes only days after we celebrated Sling TV’s one-year anniversary. Over the past year, we’ve established a history of industry firsts, and the addition of Cinemax is evidence of our intent to uphold this swift innovative pace.”