Englewood, Colo. — Sling TV, Dish Network’s over-the-top (OTT) service, has added AMC and IFC to its $20 core “Best Of Live TV” package.
The service also unveiled a movie-based add-on pack called “Hollywood Extra” for an additional $5 per month. The add-on pack anchored is by Epix and will also include content from Epix2, Epix3, Epix Drive-In and SundanceTV.
The launch should attract fans of AMC hits like “The Walking Dead,” “Better Call Saul” and “Mad Men,” which launches its new season on April 5.
IFC’s biggest hit series is “Portlandia.”
As previously announced, the agreement with AMC Networks also includes programming rights for BBC America, BBC World News and We TV. Details on the upcoming availability of these three channels will be shared in the coming weeks, Sling TV said.
The “Hollywood Extra” pack will include a replay feature that gives customers the ability to watch up to seven days of previously-aired content with no DVR required.
Sling TV said video-on-demand content will be coming soon from AMC, IFC and SundanceTV, with an additional 2,000 movie and entertainment titles from EPIX.
“Since day one, we promised to develop a pay-TV service that a new generation wants,” said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV. “Our customers are asking for access to additional popular shows and movies, which is why we are offering AMC, IFC and the ‘Hollywood Extra’ add-on pack. We are committed to meeting the needs of our consumers and will continue enhancing the Sling TV experience with even more programming options at an affordable price.”