Sling TV Bows Single-Stream, Multi-Stream Services; Adds NBC Universal, BBC Programming30 Jun, 2016 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Sling TV June 30 unveiled new single-stream and multi-stream services, “Sling Orange” and “Sling Blue.” Sling Orange now includes BBC America programming and is still priced at $20 per month. Sling Blue features NBC, USA, Bravo, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), Syfy, BBC America and costs $25 per month for new subs.
Beta-launched in April, Blue enables a household to watch the online TV services at multiple locations simultaneously.
Dish Network-owned Sling is offering a multi-service discount that combines Orange and Blue for $40 per month. Additional NBC Universal networks are available in Blue’s $5 “Extra” packs, including E!, CNBC, MSNBC, Oxygen, Golf and NBC Universo.
Supplementary programming packages include the “Sports Extra” featuring Golf Channel, beIN Sports, Outside TV and Univision Deportes; “Lifestyle Plus Extra” with E!, Oxygen and Vibrant TV join VH1, Cooking Channel, DIY, FYI, WE tv and LMN; “World News Extra” featuring BBC World News, CNBC and MSNBC join HLN, EuroNews, France 24, News18, NDTV 24/7 and RT Network; and “Best of Spanish TV” with NBC Universo joins 24 other Spanish and bilingual channels.
Blue customers will have access to live, local NBC broadcast stations in the following markets: Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Hartford, Conn., Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego and Washington D.C. Access to on-demand programming will be available at a later date.
Regional sports networks for select markets (Comcast SportsNet: California, Bay Area, Chicago and Mid-Atlantic) coming soon. Sling said it expects to add local content from NBC affiliates in the future on a market-by-market basis.
“Consumers now have more than 100 channels to choose from as they customize their ideal television experience,” Sling CEO Roger Lynch said in a statement.