Dish’s Sling TV Adds AMC’s ‘Walking Dead’ to Online Viewing ListScott Moritz
Dish Network Corp. is bringing more zombies and comedy to its online streaming lineup with the addition of channels from AMC Networks Inc.
Sling TV, Dish’s new streaming service, now has rights to the AMC channel, home to hits like “The Walking Dead” and reruns of “Breaking Bad,” and IFC, which airs sketch-comedy series “Portlandia.” The deal also includes BBC World News, Sundance TV and WE tv, according to a statement from the companies Monday. Sling TV, which already includes channels such as ESPN, TNT and CNN, costs $20 a month and is now available to consumers.
In addition to AMC, Sling TV is offering a sports extra package with the SEC Network, ESPNU, Universal Sports, Univision Deportes and other channels. The sports pack will cost an additional $5 a month.
Dish, the third-largest pay-TV provider, with 14 million subscribers, is betting that the low-priced online service will lure younger customers. Dish is the first of several pay-TV providers that is aiming smaller programming bundles at customers who may be unwilling to pay for full-priced traditional TV packages.
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