Sling TV Makes First PPV Play

Also adds Epix Drive-In to core Orange and Blue packages, adds Reelz to Hollywood Extra pack
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Sling TV, Dish Network’s OTT TV service, announced a string of content changes and additions Wednesday, leading off with word that it will offer its first pay-per-view event.

Sling TV said it is offering  UFC 214: Corimier v. Jones 2 this Saturday  (July 29) for $59.99, and has opened up preorders for the bout. Event coverage starts at 9:30 p.m. ET.

“Integrating UFC 214 directly into the Sling TV experience is the next step in Sling TV becoming a true cable replacement,” Roger Lynch, Sling TV’s CEO, said in a statement.

Sling TV also announced that EPIX Drive-In is now offered on its core Sling Orange and Sling Blue packages for no extra cost, and that the service, which features movies such as Raiders of the Lost Ark and Top Gun, has been added to the channel guide.

Meanwhile, Epix, Epix 2 and Epix Hits are now featured in a new Epix premium that sells for an additional $5 per month.  

Sling TV has also added  Reelz to Hollywood Extra, an add-on package for Orange and Blue that sells for $5 more a month, and also includes Fandor Festival, HDNet Movies, Sundance, and TCM.

Sling TV said existing Hollywood Extra customers will continue to receive all Epix channels and Reelz for as along as they subscribe to that add-on package.