Sling TV has added AMC and IFC to the core offering of its over-the-top live TV streaming service. Subscribers who pay $20 a month for the privilege of getting to stream a smorgasbord of channels including ESPN, the Food Network and TNT will now also get access to channels that are home to “Breaking Bad” and “Portlandia.”
In addition to the new core offerings, Sling also launched a new “Hollywood Extra” add-on pack that allows people who pay $5 a month extra to get access to content from EPIX, EPIX2, EPIX3, EPIX Drive-In, and Sundance TV. Users will be able to watch those channels – which usually feature recent feature films – live at any time. They can also take advantage of Sling TV’s rewind service to watch content from those channels on demand up to seven days after the films originally air.
The new add-on pack comes alongside an existing set of add-ons from the “Sports Extra,” “Kids Extra” and “News & Info Extra” packages.
Adding more channels is good news for the Dish-operated service, which started running earlier this year. Its selection of channels doesn’t compare to the vast swath of content available on cable, and its price is well above services from Netflix and Amazon that don’t offer live TV but cost roughly half what Sling does on a per-month basis.