It has been a long time coming but DISH is finally making the move towards more a la carte type television services that customers have been asking for with the announcement of the DISH New Sling TV service at the CES Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV. Sling TV by DISH will allow viewers to access live channels and on-demand content by way of their internet mobile devices and internet connected televisions. Best things about the new service is no contract. Customers will be able to come and go as they wish.
DISH is targeting a group called the millennials who represent a growing population that simply don’t want to pay for traditional television services. DISH’s Sling TV service is a result of the growing trend in the Pay-TV industry where viewers consume the bulk of their entertainment online and on various mobile devices.
The new service will cost around $20 dollars and has been reported to include channels like ESPN, Disney Channel, ABC Family, CNN, Food Network, TNT, HGTV, ESPN2, CBS, Adult Swim and more on-demand content. Additional packages will be available for an additional amount.
So when will it become available?
The service is scheduled to be fully launched and available to the general public in the upcoming weeks. Services are scheduled to be available on select internet-connected devices such as the new Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick as well as IOS Devices and Android mobile tablets and smartphones.
For those in the Treasure Valley (Boise, Meridian, Twin Falls, Nampa, Caldwell, Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Idaho, Eagle) who are interested in getting setup with this new service, be sure to contact Alpha Home Systems for more details regarding the exact launch date and options.