DISH launches Sling TV, adds AMC networks

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 10 February 2015

DISH Network's over-the-top (OTT) service, Sling TV, has officially gone live. The satellite operator has also added AMC Networks content to the mix.

The Best of Live TV core package service, aimed at cord-cutters and millennials, is one of the first OTT offerings to deliver live sports, with ESPN and ESPN2. Its bouquet also includes lifestyle, family, news and information channels, from TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, ABC Family, Disney Channel, CNN, El Rey and Galavision.

AMC Networks' portfolio adds the AMC flagship network, BBC AMERICA, BBC World News, IFC, Sundance TV and WE tv to the package.

"There has been a remarkable expression of consumer interest since we first announced Sling TV one month ago," said Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch. "We believe Sling TV is a game-changing service that enhances the existing television landscape. Now underserved audiences have access to the best of live TV at an affordable price."

After a free seven-day trial, Sling TV is priced at $20 per month with no contract. It additionally features access to WatchESPN and an array of video-on-demand options.