Sling TV

US pay TV providers lose 470,000 subs in Q2

The 13 largest pay TV providers in the US, representing roughly 95% of the market, lost around 470,000 net video subscribers in the second quarter, according to new research. The Leichtman Research Group study found that the subscriber drop-off widened from a loss of around 305,000 video subscribers in Q2 2014, with satellite TV providers […]

Google adds Sling TV app to Android TV

Google has added a Sling TV app to its Android TV platform, bringing the Dish Network-owned Sling Media OTT service to users of the platform in the US. Sling TV offers 22 channels for US$20 (€18) a month, including sports service ESPN and its SportsCenter highlights service. For an additional US$15, users can add an […]

OTT subscriber numbers to top 100 million this year

The total number of subscribers to online streaming services will pass 100 million on a global basis this year, according to new research by analysts Ovum. Describing a “new era of streaming entertainment”, Ovum pointed to growing appetite for emerging on-demand platforms as evidence of the swing away from downloads and pay TV. Ovum predicted […]

Dish Network rebrands DishWorld as Sling International

US pay TV operator Dish Network has rebranded its package of international TV channels aimed at US subscribers, formerly known as DishWorld, as Sling International, the international version of the Sling TV OTT service it recently launched in the US.  Sling International will offer programming from close to 200 channels in 18 languages to US […]

Sling TV first OTT player to strike HBO deal

US pay TV operator Dish Networks’ OTT service Sling TV is to become the first online TV service to strike a deal with HBO to provide its content to subscribers.  Sling TV will launch HBO as an add-on to its Best of Live TV package for US$15 (€14) a month. HBO will be available on […]

Sling TV launches on Xbox One

Web-delivered TV service, Sling TV, has rolled out on the Xbox One in the US, marking its first games console launch to date. The recently-launched US$20 per-month over-the-top TV service offers a “best of live TV” core package with live sports, lifestyle, family and news channels, plus video-on-demand content. Channels that feature in the core […]

Dish opens up Sling TV to all

US pay TV operator Dish TV has opened up its Sling TV OTT TV service to all who wish to sign up. The service, which until now has only been accessible to invited customers, went live yesterday. Sling TV offers live access to 15 channels for US$20 (€18). In addition to the soft-launch line-up, which […]