Sling TV, the IP-based video service from Dish Network, continued its rapid evolution with the addition of Viacom channels along with Apple TV access, FierceCable reports.
“After signing a broad-reaching carriage renewal agreement with Viacom in April, Dish will add 12 Viacom channels to Sling, with Comedy Central joining the basic $20-a-month single-stream tier,” the story reports. “Channels including BET, MTV, MTV2, Spike, Logo, CMT, TV Land, Nick Jr. and VH1 will also be available on Sling’s single-stream platform through $5-a-month add-on packages.”
One package is “Kids Extra,” which includes Nick Jr., NickToons and TeenNick along with Disney Jr., Disney XD, Boomerang, Baby TV and Duck TV. The “Comedy Plus Extra” package will feature MTV, Spike, MTV2, Logo, CMT and TV Land, along with Turner Networks’ truTV.
FierceCable adds: “Meanwhile, at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, Sling TV announced that its single-stream and multi-stream (currently in beta) platforms will now be viewable on Apple TV. Sling Latino and Sling International are also getting Apple TV apps.”