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Sling TV adds à la carte marketplace

June 29, 2018

Sling TV, the live US streaming provider, is now delivering what it calls “a truly flexible experience” to consumers through access to free content, à la carte channels and services, plus transactional live events and movies on-demand, without requiring a base subscription.

“When we first launched Sling in 2015, we set out to create an entertainment experience that put our customers first, offering unprecedented flexibility and control – no annual contracts, no hidden fees and the ability to customize programming,” said Warren Schlichting, president of Sling TV. “The new Sling evolves the experience even further by providing access to great content without anchoring customers to a base subscription.”

At launch, the new Sling experience is available to returning Sling customers on Roku devices. The new experience will expand to additional Sling-supported devices in the near future.

Upon re-opening the Sling TV app, returning customers can now access more than 100 hours of free TV shows and movies without restarting their subscription. Ribbons within the ‘My TV’ interface dedicated solely to free shows and movies will highlight top content, which at launch will include Wrecked, The Detour, Good Behavior, Flip or Flop and more.
Consumers can now purchase select channels in an à la carte fashion and watch them through the Sling TV app, no Sling TV base subscription required. Channels now available as à la carte subscriptions range from premium channels like Showtime, to on-demand channels, to sports packages and more.

Three on-demand networks, Dove Channel, Outside TV Features and Stingray Karaoke, launched today on Sling TV, joining other à la carte on-demand channels, including CuriosityStream, Pantaya and Up Faith & Family. Each channel may be purchased separately month-to-month and accessed through the Sling TV app alongside free shows and other purchased content.

Monthly pricing for à la carte channels is:

  • Showtime: $10
  • CuriosityStream: $6
  • Stingray Karaoke: $7
  • Dove Channel: $5
  • Outside TV Features: $5
  • Up Faith & Family: $5
  • Pantaya: $6
  • NBA League Pass: $28.99

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