Sling TV launched nationwide on Monday and the streaming service included AMC Networks — and thus TV’s most-watched series “The Walking Dead” — in its $20 per month core package.
The over-the-top provider also boasts “Sports Extra,” “Kids Extra” and “New & Info Extra” add-on packages, each priced at $5 per month.
“We flipped the switch this morning opening up Sling TV to all consumers, and we’re giving them something they’ve been asking for: AMC,” said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV. “Soon Sling TV will deliver hits like ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Mad Men’ with AMC included in our core package.
“We found a great partner in AMC Networks with a wide range of popular channels to help us quickly make that a reality.”
Sling’s “Best of Live TV” core package includes ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, ABC Family, Disney Channel, CNN, El Rey and Galavision. The basic package includes access to WatchESPN and some Video-On-Demand entertainment.
The “Sports Extra” pack includes: SEC Network, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, Universal Sports, Univision Deportes, beIN Sports, and college sports live cut-in and highlights networks ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN Bases Loaded and ESPN Goal Line.
The Sling TV app is available on Roku players, Roku TV models, iOS, Android, Mac and PC, with support for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick in the coming days, the company said in its Monday announcement. In the coming months, Sling TV is expected to launch on Google’s Nexus Player, webOS Smart TVs from LG Electronics, select Samsung Smart TVs and Xbox One, with other streaming devices and smart TVs to follow.
Sling TV was announced at January’s Consumer Electronics Show; the company is a subsidiary of Dish Network.