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Sling TV Adds Premium Channels

7 Dec, 2017 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Sling TV Dec. 6 increased its premium channel selections with the addition of science-based CuriosityStream, UP Faith & Family, and Pantaya. The channels are available as add-ons, priced from $5 each.

Launched in 2015 by Dish Network, Sling TV was the first online TV service to offer access to ESPN and other pay-TV channels with a long-term contract.

“The additions of CuriosityStream, UP Faith & Family, and Pantaya to our on-demand catalog ensures that the diverse interests of our customers are met,” Ankit Bishnoi, VP of content acquisition and strategy at Sling TV, said in a statement.

CuriosityStream, UP Faith & Family, and Spanish-language Pantaya combined add more than 3,000 titles to Sling TV's on-demand library of more than 50,000 programs across all services.

CuriosityStream ($6), launched in 2015 by John Hendricks, founder of Discovery Communications, features more than 1,500 ad-free science, history, technology and nature documentaries.

With series “Digits,” “Deep Time History” and “Ancient Earth,” the channel offers immersive storytelling and exclusive content from around the world.

“It’s on-demand access to content without commercials. That’s the unstoppable future,” Hendricks told .

UP Faith & Family ($5) has an expansive library of titles, including exclusive seasons of drama "Heartland," selected series and movies from cable network UP TV, such as Bringing Up Bates.

Pantaya ($6) is a joint venture between Lionsgate and Hemisphere Media Group offering a varied selection of movies in Spanish. Movies include No Manches Frida and Everybody Loves Somebody. Subscribers can also watch select movies still screening at the box office in Mexico and Latin America.

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