CES 2015: Dish Network Unveils $20 Streaming TV Service For iOS

Cord cutting has been the talk in entertainment for years now, but 2015 may be the first year it becomes a reality. At CES 2015, Dish Network held an event to announce their new Sling TV. It’s a streaming TV service that provides live, and on-demand TV of 12 major cable channels. The 12 channels are ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, ABC Family, and CNN. Sling TV will be $20 month, and will be available on iOS as well as consoles, connected boxes, internet connected TV sets, computers, and more that make deals with Dish.
Sling TV has the potential to be a game changer in the industry, especially with the inclusion of ESPN. The home to the College Football Playoff, Monday Night Football, NBA Finals, and many other sports is a big get. Live sports are the one thing holding many cord cutters back. The other cable channels are all valuable entities as well, and Dish is offering $10 add-on packs for specific genres, like children’s shows, or news. As an added bonus, you will be able to pause, rewind, and fast-forward most live channels. Not only that, but there will be a 3-Day Replay feature to stream selected shows without recording them. As you would expect, the service requires no long-term contract, no equipment, no credit check, and no scheduled installation.

Sling TV is the first major low cost live TV alternative out there, and it will be interesting to see how it performs.

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