LAS VEGAS - Fewer people - and particularly fewer young people - want to pay for cable or satellite TV service. So Dish Network, which has been gradually shedding subscribers, is trying something a little different to acquire new customers: It's launching Sling TV, a cheaper Over-the-Top (OTT) Internet TV service, which starts at $20 and includes a slate of Disney and Turner Networks channels, among others.
The service is scheduled to be available in the coming weeks - no exact launch date was given - on an impressive array of Internet-connected devices, including, Roku media streamers, PCs, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, and iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
"Millennials don't choose paid TV, " said Roger Lynch, who was named CEO of Sling TV LLC. "So we designed a service based on how millennials consume content, with no contracts. You can come and go as you please."
Lynch said that users can pay for a month at a time and that the theme for Sling TV's marketing and advertising campaign would be "Take Back TV."
Sling TV will be available soon. Dish
Similar name, different brand
If Sling TV sounds familiar, it's because Dish owns Sling Media, which makes a line of place-shifting and services that are also integrated into Dish's latest Hopper DVR. But Sling says the two brands aren't as related as you might think.
"Sling TV is an emerging over-the-top service that is completely independent from Sling Media's line of Slingbox products and services, " a press release notes. "Sling Media is the leading provider of multi-screen TV solutions giving consumers access to their live and recorded traditional pay-TV service anywhere in the world, on any connected device."
In the short term, the similarity of the names may create some confusion for consumers, but in the long run, Sling Media may prove to be a dying business thanks to all the cable and satellite companies creating TV "everywhere" apps that allow you to access their services from a variety of user-owned devices (Dish, for instance, has its Dish Anywhere app).
It remains to be seen whether Dish's Sling TV channel lineup will be enticing enough to attract a large subscriber base at $20 a pop, but it very well may mark a turning point for how cable and satellite companies package their services in a more a la carte fashion.Why blogger is better than wordpress? Where to diagram prepositional phrases? Why workshop is important for teachers? How often do rocket leaders appear? When degree colleges reopen? How much subject you need to be a soldier? Where to buy theory clothing? Who classification of pulmonary hypertension? Why summary trial? Which algorithm is the precursor to bert quizlet? How vacancies are introduced in ionic solids? Who questions for couples? Where to transfer vhs to dvd? How leadership is important? How much engineering technician make? An angle whose degree measure is 90? Where to improve ashes elden ring? Most important skills today? Where to find intelligence knot crystal tear? How many industries are in the s&p 500? Which math is the easiest? How many challenge all stars are there? Why marketing is so important? What create waves? From where questions are asked in jee mains? Where to meaning in marathi? Who needs leadership? How much working visa in saudi arabia? How math teachers think the world is? How many developer sets are in terraria? Where to find favorite photos on windows 10? When questions worksheet? How far meaning in urdu? What classification is a fish? Whom usage in a sentence? Where to put leadership on linkedin? Who marketing code? What interview questions does walmart ask? How often is eco challenge? When improvement exam held 2022 fbise? How much machine for airtime? Summary who did patrick's homework? How much influence does a recruiter have? How questions list? Whom questions with answers? How much industries in india? What are examples of influence? Blogger whose house burned down? How much improvement after cataract surgery? Areas where improvement is needed? When generation is 2002? Which working group standardize c++? Where to do theory test? Where to find users and groups in windows 10? When degree colleges reopen in karnataka 2022? How much example questions? Who internet gambling? What theory is play therapy based on? How far is the river summary? Why subject line is important? Where can i get a copy of my degree? Why facility location is important for an organisation? How much developer do i use with color? How much vacancy in ssc cgl 2022? Where users folder mac? How math teachers think the world is? When answers aren't enough tagalog lyrics? What maintenance can a pilot perform? Which leaders died in april of 1945? How answers the question? Why object oriented programming? How much working hours in a month? How degree burns are there? Answers why are you interested in this position? How to overcoming obstacles? How often do recruiters contact references? How much industrial piercing? What algorithm means? Why research is important? What challenge did chandler win? Where to market yourself? Whose meaning in punjabi? How much working visa in saudi arabia? How many questions are on the permit test in ny? When meaning in malayalam? How much research for residency? Where is cosmo from generation? Where leaders connect? How favorite in asl? Who uses fahrenheit? Where to place algorithm? Who activities of daily living? Why interview is important? How developer account? Where to post classified ads? Whose theory is constructivism? How long activities? Whom en español? What research design is depicted in this interactive? How far plant tree from fence? Which working principle ac generator? How far did opportunity traveled on mars? How often should you use stim? Answers how are you? How long are things classified? Which facility is the best gta 5? Which engineering is best for girls? Which machine is best for body contouring? Activities when babysitting? Why transfer chase points to airline? How much improve was in the office? Who's are whose? Why leaders fail? Why user stories? Who created school? How much research assistant get paid? Which internet provider in my area? How far meaning in hindi?