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Sling TV To Sling More Channels

Englewood, Colo. – Dish Network will expand the programming options for its over-the-top Sling TV video-streaming service with the addition of EPIX linear channels and movies on demand.

The EPIX content consists of EPIX, EPIX2, EPIX3 and EPIX Drive-In channels as well as more than 2,000 movie and entertainment titles on-demand.

The launch date and pricing will be announced in the coming weeks.

Sling TV, targeted to cord cutters and millennials, launched earlier this month to deliver subscription-based over-the-top (OTT) TV services that include domestic and international live and video-on-demand programming. Local over-the-air TV stations are not included.

Programming is delivered to Internet-connected smart TVs, Android and iOS tablets and smartphones, computers, Roku’s streaming devices, and Amazon’s Fire TV settop box and Fire TV Stick. The service will also be available through Xbox One.

Service packages start at $20/month without a contract for a “Best of Live TV” $20 core package delivering ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, ABC Family, Disney Channel, CNN, El Rey, Galavision, WatchESPN, and video-on-demand entertainment. Optional add-on packages include Sports Extra, Kids Extra and News and Info Extra, each at $5/month.

The core package also includes AMC Networks’ portfolio of channels, including AMC, BBC America, BBC World News, IFC, Sundance TV, and WE tv.

Last week, Amazon added Dish’s Sling TV Internet-based TV app to the selection of apps and games available through the $99 Fire TV settop box and $39 Fire TV Stick.