Dish Network’s Sling TV Internet television service has just added a key group of cable networks to its lineup. Variety reports that the service added nine Discovery networks on its national and Spanish-language services.
Sling TV also added several thousand VOD titles.
“At the same time, Sling TV customers currently remain without access to Univision or HBO channels, amid ongoing contract disputes between Dish and the programmers,” Variety notes. “As of the end of September, Dish reported a total of 2.37 million Sling TV subscribers but the lack of Univision and HBO threatens to impede its near-term growth.”
The report adds: “With the launch of Discovery networks on Sling TV, pricing remains unchanged. The over-the-top service offers two plans — the single-stream Sling Orange, which includes Disney and ESPN networks; and the multistream Sling Blue, which includes NBC and Fox networks — priced at $25 per month each, or $40 per month when purchased together.”
As of today, Nov. 28, Sling Blue also includes Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery (ID) and TLC, while the Sling Orange package includes ID and MotorTrend (formerly Velocity).