The unbundling trend is trickling down from apps to television with the launch of Sling TV, Dish Network’s US-only, live TV subscription service at just $20 a month – no contract required.
It’s an ironic concept: A US-based cable service aimed at cord cutters who don’t want to pay for cable. Given the specific audience, Sling TV is aimed at not only young TV viewers but young families who will enjoy the limited offering of select channels, including ESPN, Cartoon Network and HGTV.
For background, I’m a Time Warner Cable subscriber with basic cable channels. I watch TV about an hour every weekday, and watch the rest of my content from Netflix and Plex for about an hour on the weekend.
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