Sling TV, Dish’s new streaming subscription service, announced the addition of three new channels to its offering: AMC, IFC and EPIX. AMC and IFC will be a part of the Sling TV’s $20 core package, which is aimed at cord cutters.
EPIX will be included in the “Hollywood Extra” package, which is $5 per month and also includes content from Sundance TV. Along with EPIX, Sling TV also added EPIX2, EXPIX3 and EPIX Drive-In. Subscribers now also have the option to replay old content (up to a week old) on demand.
This extended “catch up”, as Sling TV calls it, is only available on these new channels. Other channels, such as Food Network and HGTV, only have a three-day catch up window. Disney and ESPN have no catch up window at all.
While the addition of these three new channels is great news for Sling TV, its varying catch-up windows has caused some confusion amongst viewers. Subscribers complain that they don’t know what content is actually available, and how long it will be available.
Nevertheless, the addition of AMC will now give customers access to popular shows like Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead. In the future, users will have access to Mad Men. Customers can now watch IFC’s Portlandia as well. Both IFC and AMC will be a part of the company’s core package, which also includes TBS, ESPN, TNT, HGTV, ABC, Cartoon Network, CNN, Travel Channel, El Rey and more.
On-demand content from IFC, AMC and Sundance TV will be available soon as well as the addition of 2,000 movies and entertainment titles from EPIX.
Sling TV is also in talks to begin stream programming from BBC World News, BBC America and WE tv, but no details have been offered on when (or if) the streaming will start.