The Sling TV lineup continues to grow, now with the addition of a new add-on package including channels from premium movie network EPIX. The deal will also help to fill out Sling TV’s video-on-demand offerings, which have been described by many as lacking. The movie add-on will feature EPIX, EPIX2, EPIX3, and EPIX Drive-In, and is expected to cost $5 per month, in line with the service’s other add-on packages. The addition of EPIX to Sling TV was included within a larger agreement between EPIX and satellite provider Dish Network, which operates the Sling TV service.
Cord-cutters have long been excited about the prospect of Sling TV, and though the service debuted to mixed reviews, the reception has generally been positive. It’s not secret that towards web-delivered video is direction that the entire industry is moving, led of course, by the consumer. Already boasting a basic lineup including ESPN, as well as add-ons featuring sports, news, and children’s programming, and now movies, Sling TV is getting right what cable has long gotten wrong. These smaller, cheaper, and more flexible bundles based on interest should prove popular with consumers who have long been frustrated with paying for hundreds of unwanted channels.