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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, […]

US pay TV subscriber losses mount

The top 10 US pay TV providers recorded a total net loss of over 358,000 subscribers in the second quarter, with gains for OTT TV options DirecTV Now and Sling TV only partially offsetting losses from their parent companies and the cable operators, according to Informitv’s latest Multiscreen Index. According to the latest edition of […]

US top 10 TV providers lost 200k subs in Q1

The top 10 TV service providers in the US lost over 200,000 customers between them in Q1 2018, according to Informitv’s Multiscreen Index. According to the research outfit, there were 373,000 fewer satellite subscribers and 245,000 fewer cable TV customers among the top 10 US providers at the end of the quarter. Over the same […]

Strategy Analytics: mobile essential for live TV services

Mobile screens are “essential for live TV services” thanks to improved displays, faster mobile connection speeds and more generous data plans, according to Strategy Analytics. In a research report, the firm said that smartphones should be prioritised as an alternative screen to consume live TV services – not just a device for accessing content ‘on […]

CuriosityStream joins Sling TV

CuriosityStream, the factual subscription video-on-demand service created by Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, has joined the Sling TV OTT platform operated by Dish Network in the US. CuriosityStream can be purchased as a premium add-on channel with select services, and its 1,500 titles will be available in Sling TV’s on-demand library. Subscribers of Sling Orange, […]

US pay TV providers lost 405,000 video subscribers in Q3

The largest pay TV providers in the US lost about 405,000 net video subscribers in the third quarter of 2017, compared to a loss of about 250,000 subscribers in Q3 2016. This is according to Leichtman Research Group, which analysed stats for cable, satellite and telco operators in the US that account for 92.2 million […]

New chief for SlingTV as Lynch exits for Pandora

DISH Network’s Erik Carlson will lead its over-the-top service, SlingTV, after Roger Lynch moved to internet radio company Pandora. Carlson will on August 31 add SlingTV to his current duties as president and COO of US-based satellite pay TV provider DISH. Current incumbent Lynch is moving to Pandora as CEO, with former Sony Pictures Television CEO […]

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