100,000 subs 1st month

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Sources say at least 100,000 people have signed up to check out the $20-a-month service.

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I'm impressed Wow hats off to dish :)

The best part of slingtv is that they have a Louisville player on front lol.
 

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I bet adding AMC and Epix really gets those numbers growing. I just switched mine over from the news add on to the hollywood one since I don't have Epix on Comcast. If/when they add BBC America it could really be a decent package for $20-$30 a month.
 
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Re/code: Sling TV has 100,000 subscribers in first month
Mar 5 2015, 18:55 ET | By: Jason Aycock, SA News Editor

So far, Sling TV -- Dish Network's (NASDAQ:DISH) direct over-the-top subscription service streaming live TV for $20/month -- is turning out as popular as you would think "unbundled ESPN" might.
The service has been online just a month but has drawn 100,000 subscribers, Re/code reports.

http://seekingalpha.com/news/235087...r:66124386694f3b00ac54cbb331aadf2c#email_link
 

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Huh. I would have expected many more! But you can't sneeze at a gross of $2M/mo, regardless.
 

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I'm surprised they didn't start it off more low key, to work out bugs.
 

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That article restates that if the Sling pack gets too popular that Espn can pull out of the ott service. I wonder how many subs would be considered too popular?
 

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That article restates that if the Sling pack gets too popular that Espn can pull out of the ott service. I wonder how many subs would be considered too popular?

I would guess 10% of dish sat subs so about 1.4 million in a year also over 10 million subs would get the plug pulled I bet.
 

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I think I read somewhere that the Turner deal had a 5 million cap where they could re-negotiate or something. I'd bet ESPN is even lower.
 

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Exactly, remember it was free for 7 days, so of course a lot of people signed up to test it. Curious to see how many cancelled before or right after the 7 day trial was up.
 

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I still have mine and it's like burning a $20 spot in the front yard. I don't watch that much.
 

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I still have mine and it's like burning a $20 spot in the front yard. I don't watch that much.

Next to the tree? :)

I'm keeping it (for now) for A3 testing. Switched from news extra to the hollywood extra hoping Epix would have something I don't already have with Comcast and Netflix. Sofar seen everything on those channels and/or have it on Netflix.

If I didn't get the free Comcast TV I probably would get decent use out of Sling for personal.
 

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This is nothing more than a toy for most people. Most took the free trial, and lots forgot to cancel.

We shall see the real numbers in a few months.

This should be free with your dish subscription if you already subscribe to the channels offered
 

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If you already had the channels, why would you want them "again?"

Good schtick to get subs early, but as you say, time will tell.
 

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That is pretty impressive to start. Their growth may increase beyond that as time goes on with increased popularity and referrals to the company.
 
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