Sling TV, announced at CES in January, has now debuted its live, OTT television service to customers nationwide in the US.
Coinciding with Sling TV’s national commercial launch, Sling TV and AMC Networks announced a comprehensive agreement that includes OTT multi-stream rights for live and VOD entertainment and news content from AMC Networks’ portfolio including AMC, BBC America, BBC World News, IFC, SundanceTV and We tv.
“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.”
After a free seven-day trial, Sling TV is priced at $20 per month for the Best of Live TV core package delivering ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, ABC Family, Disney Channel, CNN, El Rey and Galavision. TheAMC channels will be added at a later date.
This package additionally features access to WatchESPN and an array of VoD entertainment. Customers can choose to tailor their entertainment experience with optional packs, such as Sports Extra, Kids Extra and News & Info Extra, ach priced at $5 per month.
Customers can watch live TV on the devices such as TVs, tablets, computers and smartphones. The Sling TV app is available on current-generation Roku players, Roku TV models, iOS, Android, Mac and PC, with support for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick in the coming days.
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.