Sling Out of Beta, Adds Even More Channels


Today Sling TV has officially announced their new channel packages. This was previously announced as a beta program.  Furthermore, they have added a slew of new channels. The base packages added channels like NBC, USA, Bravo, Syfy, BBC America, BBC World News and more. There are also additions to the add-on packages like E!, CNBC, MSNBC, Oxygen, Golf and NBCUniverso.  You can check out all the new offerings here.

A Summary of Sling TV’s Changes

The new name of Slings multi-stream offering is “Sling Blue.” It will now cost new customers $25 a month, but according to their website early adopters of the multi-stream beta offering will continue to pay $19.99 for the foreseeable future. Sling Blue will continue to be multi-stream and will add  NBC, USA, Bravo, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), Syfy, BBC America and more.

The former Single Stream best of Live TV package is now branded as “Sling Orange” and will now include BBC America. The price of Sling Orange will cost $25 per month.

The following is a summary of all the changes according to Sling TV’s website:

  • Sling Orange and Sling Blue core services now include BBC America. For more information on BBC America, visit blog.sling.com.

  • Sling Blue (multi-stream) is available to new customers for $25 per month and includes local NBC (for select markets), USA, Bravo, NBCSN and Syfy.

  • Sling Blue customers will have access to live, local NBC broadcast stations in the following 10 markets: Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Hartford, Conn., Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego and Washington D.C. Access to on-demand programming will be available in a later update.

  • Regional Sports Networks for select markets (Comcast SportsNet: California, Bay Area, Chicago and Mid-Atlantic) coming soon.

  • Sling TV expects to add local content from NBC affiliates in the future on a market-by-market basis.

  • Sling TV launched new networks across its Sling Blue Extras, each priced at $5 per month:

  • “Sports Extra” (New Extra Pack) – Golf Channel joins beIN Sports, Outside TV and Univision Deportes“Lifestyle Plus Extra” – E!, Oxygen and Vibrant TV join VH1, Cooking Channel, DIY, FYI, WE tv and LMN

  • “World News Extra” – BBC World News, CNBC and MSNBC join HLN, euronews, France 24, News18, NDTV 24/7 and RT Network

  • “Best of Spanish TV” – NBCUniverso joins 24 other Spanish and bilingual channelsAll other Extras for Sling Blue remain unchanged

  • Sling TV launched new networks across its Sling Orange Extras, each priced at $5 per month:

  • “Lifestyle Plus Extra” – Vibrant TV joins VH1, BET, Cooking Channel, DIY, FYI, WE tv and LMN“World News Extra” – BBC World News joins HLN, euronews, France 24, News18, NDTV 24×7, Fusion and RT Network

You can check out my full review of Sling TV for more information.

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Dennis Restauro: @GroundedReason Dennis is the editor in chief at Grounded Reason. Before writing about using technology to save you money he spent 20 years working in the tech sector as a sysadmin, an analyst, and an enterprise architect.