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Dish unveils 10-channel $20 Internet-based TV service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Jan 2015 19:32 User comments (2)

Dish unveils 10-channel $20 Internet-based TV service Major satellite provider Dish is planting the seeds to end conventional TV as we know it.
The new 'Sling TV'service will cost $20 per month, be available online, and include 10 popular channels: TNT, TBS, CNN, Food Network, HGTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, the Disney Channel, ESPN, and ESPN2.

While in theory, the practically ala carte service is great for cord cutters, especially given the access to ESPN and big-time sports programming, but under the hood there are quite a few caveats, as well.

Only one person can watch Sling TV at any given time. You will need a streaming device and the Sling TV app to get the TV on your big screen. Roku will support it out of the box, Apple TV will not. Local broadcasting is missing such as NBC, CBS, FOX, and ABC.

At $20, the service is still expensive especially since most cord cutters will be paying $7.99 for Hulu, $7.99 for Netflix and whatever price the standalone HBO Go will cost, but the Sling TV is a right first step to unbundling expensive TV packages with hundreds of channels you don't care about.

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2 user comments

16.1.2015 21:00

Mean while they still slap that funny looking oval scrap heap on your house just to pump some shitty ass pixelated 8 bit looking garbage though your tube.

its one thing i cant stand about dish its cheaper sure but the price vs quality is way out of line, oh and that dude that lied to your face about it at Bust Buy.

once my 1 year contract is up i will smelt it myself, perhaps forge it into a blade i can stab my local dish consman with.....repeatedly.


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27.1.2015 15:07

You can watch practically anything you want with a roku for a one time purchase for the box. Why bother with any cable tv provider

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