Sling TV announced the launch of new single- and multiple stream services. Priced at $25 per month, the Sling Blue multi-stream service features content from NBC, USA, Bravo, Syfy, BBC America, BBC World news and others.
BBC America and BBC World News also number among those providing programming for single-stream service Sling Orange, which is priced at $20 per month, management highlighted in a press release. Those interested in signing up for both can do so at a total monthly cost of $40.
Sling Blue Features Local NBC Stations in Certain Markets
A subsidiary of DISH Network, Sling TV’s OTT streaming content distribution platform now carries more than 100 channels. Sling Blue subscribers will have access to live local NBC broadcast stations in 10 markets: Chicago; Dallas-Fort Worth; Hartford, Connecticut; Los Angeles; Miami; New York; Philadelphia; San Diego and Washington D.C.
Management intends to soon add on-demand content to its NBC channels, as well as regional sports coverage from Comcast SportsNet in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago and Mid-Atlantic. Additional local content from NBC affiliates is expected with decisions made on a market-by-market basis.
In addition, Sling TV is offering streaming video content from E!, CNBC, MSNBC, Oxygen, Golf and NBCUniverso via Sling Blue Extra Packs at an added cost.
Sling launched a beta version of Sling Blue in April. Customers who signed up during the beta phase will continue to be charged $20/month for the new multi-stream service for their initial contract periods, a $5 discount from the regular subscription price.