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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 […]

Sling TV taps SpotX for programmatic addressable advertising

DISH Networks-owned OTT TV service Sling TV is now offering programmatic advertising functionality to advertisers and agencies with a platform supplied by SpotX. Sling TV premium ad inventory is now available programmatically through the video ad serving platform, enabling advertisers to buy programmatically as well as target specific audience segments such as ‘would-be-vacationers’, ‘auto intenders’ […]

Verizon ‘planning its own streaming service’

US telco Verizon is the process of securing rights to launch its own OTT TV streaming service, according to press reports. According to Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources, the US service provider plans to launch a service with live TV channels this summer that will be separate from its existing Go90 on-demand service and its FiOS […]

DISH subsidiary AirTV launches streaming device

AirTV, a wholly owned subsidiary of DISH, has launched a new streaming device that integrates free over-the-air channels, Netflix, Sling TV and YouTube. The 4K Android TV-based AirTV Player will be available alongside AirTV Pro Install – a service that offers expertise, installation and setup of over-the-air (OTA) antennas. “Americans are rediscovering free local, over-the-air TV for […]

Sling TV adds 27 new OTT channels from Zee

US over-the-top service Sling TV will launch 27 new channels from Indian entertainment company Zee as part of a renewed agreement between the firms. Sling will add channels such as &TV, Living Foodz, Zee Bangla, Zee Tamizh and Zee Cinema HD to its line-up, with the 27 networks joining the 10 Zee-branded channels already offered […]

Top three dominate as US OTT churn edges upwards

About 20% of US broadband homes had cancelled at least one OTT service in the last 12 months at the end of 2015, according to data from Parks Associates. Netflix has the lowest churn among US OTT services, with 5% of broadband households cancelling the service over the 12 months. According to Parks Associates, the […]

Arris agrees OTT deal with The Weather Channel

Arris is working with The Weather Channel in the US to deliver its Local Now streaming service to Sling TV customers. The over-the-top Local Now service offers personalised weather, news, traffic and sports information based on a subscriber’s location and will be available to all of Sling TV’s ‘Best of Live TV’ customers at no […]

Sling TV CEO: current pay TV model not sustainable

The current pay TV model in the US is “not sustainable” with the market already showing significant signs of decline, according to Sling TV CEO, Roger Lynch. Speaking at IBC this morning, Lynch said that Sling TV – an over-the-top TV service that launched in the US earlier this year – is a reaction to […]