Dish's internet television service Sling TV is offering two new subscription packages for cord cutters. The company announced yesterday that it was splitting its existing $20-a-month option into two new versions: Sling Orange, which allows users to stream on one device only for the same price, and Sling Blue, a multi-stream subscription that costs $25 a month.
Sling TV has added NBC channels
The two new options also bring different channels to the table. Sling Orange includes all the channels previously available on Sling TV — including ESPN, Comedy Central, BET, Spike, and MTV — with the new addition of BBC America. Sling Blue viewers will also get BBC America, as well as new Sling partners NBC, USA, Bravo, NBC Sports Network, and Syfy. Extra NBC packs are also available for the multi-stream Sling Blue that can bring E!, CNBC, MSNBC, Oxygen, Golf and NBCUniverso to the service.
The new deal with NBC and BBC brings the number of channels available on Sling TV to more than 100. The basic Sling Orange package won't give customers access to that many channels as standard, leaving out Fox and NBC channels, but people can also choose to combine both Sling Orange and Sling Blue packages for a total subscription cost of $40 a month. Subscribers who tested Sling Blue during its beta phase will also get a $5 discount on the usual $25-a-month price for the new service.