Discovery Channels Coming to Sling (1 Viewer)

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Discovery has reached a renewal of its distribution deal with that will also put the company’s channels on Dish’s streaming TV service Sling TV.



Speaking on CNBC, Discovery CEO David Zaslav said that the current deal with Dish was expiring and that the new one will be effective before the end of the year.

The new deal has favorable economics for Discovery and gives Dish channels that are “getting better and generating big audiences,” Zaslav said.

Discovery networks will also be on both the Sling blue and Sling orange packages.

“We’ll get more carriage for some of our channels that’ll do particularly well with the Dish audience,” he said.


Source : Discovery in Renewal Deal with Dish, Gets Nets on Sling
 

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Doesn't say if we will get online access for Discovery Networks. Website doesn't have login for dish or slingtv yet.
 

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I found it interesting that Sling didn't pick up Animal Planet from the Discovery group. While it could pass on OWN, lacking Animal Planet is just about the same as lacking Nickelodeon. Animal Planet is actually in more homes and a bigger channel than DIY. And DIY is planned to be shut down, yet Sling has DIY and not Animal Planet.

Does Dish Network (that owns Sling) intentionally not want to make Sling too good, so that folks that want better, go with satellite to Dish Network?

I really don't understand the strategies there, but even Sling is struggling to grow:

Dish bleeds more pay-TV subscribers, Sling TV disappoints - Reuters

Anyways, I wonder with Disney now owning FX and National Geographic - channels in the Sling Blue while all other Disney channels are segregated in Sling Orange, if there will be changes (via pressure from Disney) to the base packages (and likely price increases).
 

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I found it interesting that Sling didn't pick up Animal Planet from the Discovery group. While it could pass on OWN, lacking Animal Planet is just about the same as lacking Nickelodeon. Animal Planet is actually in more homes and a bigger channel than DIY. And DIY is planned to be shut down, yet Sling has DIY and not Animal Planet.

Does Dish Network (that owns Sling) intentionally not want to make Sling too good, so that folks that want better, go with satellite to Dish Network?

I really don't understand the strategies there, but even Sling is struggling to grow:

Dish bleeds more pay-TV subscribers, Sling TV disappoints - Reuters

Anyways, I wonder with Disney now owning FX and National Geographic - channels in the Sling Blue while all other Disney channels are segregated in Sling Orange, if there will be changes (via pressure from Disney) to the base packages (and likely price increases).
Disney is stuck with the existing contract. After those are up either in Orange or Blue, Disney can try making changes.
 

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