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  • Sling TV is now giving away digital antennas to those who prepay for its service

    Sling TV is now giving away digital antennas to those who prepay for its service

    Dish’s streaming service for cord cutters, Sling TV, is now offering consumers without access to local broadcasts channels the ability to add an over-the-air (OTA) antenna to their existing setup – in some cases, for free. The company announced today two OTA antenna bundles which will include either a free a free Winegard indoor antenna when they prepay for two months of Sling, or… Read More

  • Sling TV to host pay-per-view events, starting this weekend with UFC fight

    Sling TV to host pay-per-view events, starting this weekend with UFC fight

    Dish’s streaming service for cord cutters, Sling TV, will host its first ever pay-per-view event this weekend, by offering coverage of UFC: 214: Cormier v. Jones 2. The fight between former titleholder Jon Jones and current champion Daniel Cormier is taking place on Saturday, July 29 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Access to the event will be offered to Sling TV viewers for… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Ford names Jim Hackett as new CEO

    Today’s Stories: Ford names Jim Hackett CEO to take its connected car plans up a gear, Dish integrates with Amazon Alexa for hands-free TV, Patreon doubles in a year to 1 million paying patrons and 50,000 creators and Verse grabs $20.5 million to take its P2P payments play beyond Europe. Read More

  • Dish integrates with Amazon Alexa for hands-free TV

    Dish integrates with Amazon Alexa for hands-free TV

    TV provider Dish Network is today rolling out new technology that will make watching television a hands-free experience, via a new integration with Amazon Alexa. The company says that its pay TV customers using either its Hopper or Wally receivers will now be able to search for programs, change channels, as well as pause, rewind and fast forward television just by speaking. These options… Read More

  • Sling TV expands access to its Cloud DVR, as streaming TV competition heats up

    Sling TV expands access to its Cloud DVR, as streaming TV competition heats up

    Dish’s streaming TV service, Sling TV, is today launching its new Cloud DVR feature to more customers through a “First Look” early access program. The DVR was first announced back in November, but has been in private beta for Roku users until now. The feature works a lot like a standard DVR, but instead of storing recordings locally on a hardware device, they’re… Read More

  • Sling TV takes on rivals with launch of a cloud DVR

    Sling TV takes on rivals with launch of a cloud DVR

    As competition between television streaming services heats up, Dish’s Sling TV announced a new feature designed to better compete with rivals like Sony’s PlayStation Vue and others: it’s debuting a cloud DVR that will allow customers to record shows and movies to watch later at their convenience. Vue already offers a similar option, which has been one of its… Read More

  • Sling TV goes after parents with launch of new on-demand Kids channel

    Sling TV goes after parents with launch of new on-demand Kids channel

    Sling TV, Dish’s over-the-top service aimed at cord cutters, is after your kids. By that I mean the company is rolling out a new on-demand channel that caters to children, or, more accurately, the parents of young children looking for easier access to kid-friendly entertainment from the streaming service. Called, Sling Kids, the channel offers new on-demand content as part of its… Read More

  • NFL Network, RedZone come to Sling TV’s streaming service for cord cutters

    NFL Network, RedZone come to Sling TV’s streaming service for cord cutters

    Sling TV has long been a viable option for sports fans who want to cut the cord with traditional pay television, thanks to its streams of popular channels providing sports coverage, like ESPN, Fox Sports, TNT, TBS and more. Now, you can add NFL Network and NFL RedZone to that mix, thanks to a newly announced deal between Sling TV parent company Dish Network and the NFL. Read More

  • Dish’s Sling TV Begins Inviting Users To Test Out Its $20/Month Streaming Video Service

    Dish’s Sling TV Begins Inviting Users To Test Out Its $20/Month Streaming Video Service

    Dish’s streaming video subscription service Sling TV will become available to consumers tomorrow, giving subscribers access to a small portion of live, traditional cable TV content for just $20 a month. With its launch, the service is also rolling out a series of apps for mobile phones, tablets, and streaming devices that hook into a subscriber’s TV. Read More