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Vevo rolls out six FAST channels on Sling Freestream

Global leading music video network and channel provider, Vevo, is rolling out six free linear-programmed channels on Sling TV’s FAST platform, Sling Freestream, in the US.  Among the six music-skewed channels are Vevo Pop, Vevo Country, Vevo 70’s, Vevo 80’s, Vevo Latino, and Vevo Features. Vevo’s roster of channels are curated by Vevo’s expert in-house […]

DISH Network loses subs as Sling TV fails to offset pay TV decline

US pay TV operator DISH Network lost 64,000 net pay TV customers in the second quarter, compared with the 30,000 gained in the same period the prior year. The company closed the quarter with 8.84 million pay TV subscribers, including 6.72 million DISH TV subscribers and 2.12 million Sling TV streaming subs. Pay TV losses […]

US pay TV outfit DISH suffers big subscriber drop

US satellite TV outfit DISH TV saw its pay TV subscriber count plummet in the first quarter, with the rate of loss accelerating. The outfit dropped 552,000 DISH TV customers, taking its total to 7.098 million. The bulk of losses came from satellite TV, with DISH TV losing 318,000 customers, but its Sling TV virtual […]

Fawesome launches on Sling TV

Sling TV, the Dish Network-owned vMVPD service, has partnered with Future Today to add Fawesome to its growing lineup of free streaming channels. Ad-supported streaming media business Future Today said that Fawesome offers over 10,000 movies and shows across more than 25 genres. Sling TV users will join viewers on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, […]

Comcast adds Sling TV app to Xfinity Flex broadband-only offering

US cable giant Comcast is launching a Sling TV app on its Xfinity Flex service, which targets broadband-only customers that don’t want to take a pay TV service. The move has been seen as something of a departure for Comcast, indicating a growing focus on attracting and retaining broadband customers as its pay TV base […]

TiVo enters streaming stick market with TiVo Stream 4K

TiVo, best known for its DVRs, has unveiled its low-cost streaming competitor: the TiVo Stream 4K. The device will launch in April with an initial price of US$49.99 (though that will rise to US$69.99 after the promotional launch) and serve as TiVo’s competitor to similarly-priced devices from Roku, Amazon and Google, while being a cheaper […]

Sling TV, ESPN, Fox Now launch on Oculus Go

Sling TV, ESPN and Fox Now are all now available on Oculus Go virtual reality headsets via the Oculus Store and Oculus TV app in the US. Users can log in with their Sling TV account, subscribe directly to ESPN+ for US$4.99 per month, or tune in to Fox shows from a virtual living room. At the […]

Hopster launches on Sling TV

Pre-school entertainment and learning app, Hopster, has launched on Sling TV in the US. Sling TV customers can pay US$5 per month to access the service, which offers a mix of media including kids TV shows, music and video books. “We couldn’t be more excited about teaming up with Sling TV,” said Hopster commercial director, […]

Xumo appoints Sling TV exec as head of engineering

US over-the-top video service Xumo has appointed former Sling TV executive Dan Lloyd as head of engineering. Lloyd will lead new development and optimisation of all engineering and technology operations at Xumo. He was previously vice-president of engineering at Sling TV, where he oversaw the creation and deployment of the company’s flagship service during his […]

US subscribers to OTT pay TV services climbs 119%

The number of US subscribers to over-the-top delivered pay TV services like Sling TV, DirecTV Now and YouTube TV grew by 119% year-on-year to 6.73 million in Q2, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm’s second quarter US pay TV update said that while the entire virtual multichannel video programming distributor (vMVPD) market is growing, […]

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