Sling TV Signs Deal With A&E, History Channel & Lifetime

Just yesterday, we posted a review of the Sling TV streaming service which was announced this past January at CES 2015. While we found the service to be refreshingly innovative and a potential game-changer in the media industry, the number of supported channels was lackluster and not appealing enough to make the switch.

Less than 24 hours after our review went live, the service has issued a press release stating that A&E, History Channel, H2, and Lifetime will be making their way to the Sling TV platform and be included in the basic $20/month package.

In addition to these core channel improvements, two new add-on packs will be available for an extra $5/month each:

  • Lifestyle Extra – truTV, Cooking Channel, DIY and WE tv. FYI and LMN will be included with this package in the near future.
  • World News Extra – Bloomberg TV, HLN, Euro News, France 24, ND 24/7, News 18 and Russia Today.

I am happy to see the service already making significant strides to expand their channel variety, but the lack of any major players like NBC, CBS, FOX or ABC will hinder their sign-ups.  Those of you who are interested in potentially ditching your cable and becoming a Sling TV customer can sign up for a 7-day free trial via their website.

Via: Engadget
Source: Sling TV (Business Wire)