FOX News Channel, MSNBC and CNN’s HLN expand news offerings in Sling Blue base service

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Channel Lineup Changes

Sling TV added FOX News, MSNBC and CNN’s HLN to Sling Blue base service.
FOX Business Network (FOX Business) launched into Sling Blue News Extra.
Big Ten Network (BTN) will launch on Sling TV ahead of the 2020-21 college football season.
FXM will launch into Sling Blue Hollywood Extra, which will also add FXX, including the linear feed.
Nat Geo Wild is joining Sling Blue Heartland Extra, including the linear feed.
Sling Orange recently launched Longhorn Network and ACC Network to the service’s Sports Extra, as well as the ability to record Disney and ESPN channels with Sling TV’s Cloud DVR.


Pricing Updates

Sling Orange and Sling Blue are now each $30 per month.
A subscription to both Sling Orange and Sling Blue is now $45 per month.
This is the first time Sling Blue customers have seen a price increase; the price of Sling Orange has remained stable since June 2018.
Sports Extra is now $15 per month with a subscription to both Sling Orange and Sling Blue; Sports Extra remains $10 as an add-on to either Sling Orange or Sling Blue.
The 4 Extras Deal is now $12 per month.
The Total TV Deal is now $25 per month with a subscription to both Sling Orange and Sling Blue; Total TV Deal remains $20 per month as an add-on to either Sling Orang or Sling Blue.
For more information on our pricing updates, visit the Sling TV blog.


Cloud DVR Free

Sling launched “Cloud DVR Free,” which gives 10 hours of Cloud DVR storage included in the base subscription to customers who are not already subscribed to the Cloud DVR add-on.
Customers can now record all live linear channels, including Disney and ESPN channels and use player controls on any recorded content, with the ability to fast-forward through ads.
For more information on Cloud DVR Free, visit the Sling TV blog.

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Sling TV bolsters live TV with Fox News, MSNBC, CNN’s HLN in base service; launches free cloud DVR, updated pricing, channel lineups


FOX News Channel, MSNBC and CNN’s HLN expand news offerings in Sling Blue base service

All Sling TV subscribers receive 10 hours of Cloud DVR for no added cost across all live linear channels, including offerings from Disney and ESPN
Updated pricing and channel lineups to base services and Extras

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Dec. 23, 2019 – Sling TV today expanded its live news offerings with the addition of FOX News, MSNBC and CNN’s HLN to Sling Blue base service and launched new “Cloud DVR Free” for all Sling TV subscribers. Sling also introduced updates to pricing and channel lineups across both services.
“Sling customers have been clear: they want more live news and sports, and they want a cloud DVR included at purchase – and we listened,” said Warren Schlichting, executive vice president and group president, Sling TV. “Over the past five years, we have proven our dedication to making Sling an exceptional value with unmatched flexibility. These announcements today are further proof points that Sling is the premier live streaming service.”
Beyond bolstering its Sling Blue service news offerings, Sling is introducing FOX Business Network (FOX Business) into the Sling Blue News Extra. Sling is also updating its sports offerings, with Big Ten Network (BTN) to launch on Sling TV ahead of the 2020-21 college football season. For movies, Sling will launch FXM and will also add FXX, including the linear feed, to Sling Blue Hollywood Extra. Additionally, Nat Geo Wild is joining Sling Blue Heartland Extra.
These updates follow several recent additions to Sling TV’s Orange service, including the introduction of Longhorn Network and ACC Network to the service’s Sports Extra, as well as the ability to record Disney and ESPN channels with Sling TV’s Cloud DVR.
Cloud DVR Free Features

Watch anywhere, anytime – Record multiple shows or movies simultaneously from any Sling device and watch from anywhere in the U.S.
Fast-forward through ads – Save time with the freedom to pause, rewind or fast-forward recorded content, including commercials.
Save recordings – Users can keep recordings as long as they choose, with no expiration.
Record favorite channels – Subscribers can now record the vast majority of channels on Sling, including Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Freeform, ESPN, ESPN2, ACC Network, SEC Network, ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Goal Line, ESPNEWS and ESPNU. Digital networks, such as ESPN3, ACC Network Extra, SEC Network+ and Local Now, are not eligible for recording on Sling.
Auto-managed storage – Sling will automatically manage the Cloud DVR space to make room for new recordings when capacity is full, by deleting the oldest “watched” recording.

Sling TV’s existing Cloud DVR offering is now branded “Cloud DVR Plus” and provides 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage for $5 per month, as an optional service add-on to any Sling TV base subscription. With Cloud DVR Plus, users can choose to protect their recordings, to prevent them from being auto-deleted when storage is full.
Following updated channel lineups and the introduction of Cloud DVR Free, Sling Orange and Sling Blue are now each $30 per month; subscriptions to both Sling Orange and Sling Blue is now $45 per month. Sports Extra is now $15 per month with Sling Orange and Sling Blue; Sports Extra remains $10 as an add-on to Sling Orange or Sling Blue. The 4 Extras Deal is now $12 per month, and the Total TV Deal is now $25 per month with Sling Orange + Sling Blue. Total TV Deal remains $20 per month as an add-on to either Sling Orang or Sling Blue.
“Sling TV delivers unmatched value in streaming, while maintaining the flexibility and choice our customers know and love,” said Schlichting. “We have worked hard to maintain stable pricing, even as we have added more content and more features.”
For more information on Sling’s Cloud DVR offerings, visit sling.com/value/dvr. For more information on pricing updates, visit the Sling TV blog.


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Well; the bundled set up has managed to shift increases, so if you don’t want the sports or other extras, you aren’t paying for that increase. Happy with Sling for a while now, though 50 more hours of DVR would be nice.
 

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Well, I'm glad they are adding BTN next year for Football season. The price increase was inevitable, but they are adding some value to the Blue package.
The only problem is they don't show the powerhouse schools of the Big 10 on there for football. This past season I saw The Ohio State Buckeyes on there once. All other games were on FOX or ESPN or ABC.
 
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The only problem is they don't show the powerhouse schools of the Big 10 on there for football. This past season I saw The Ohio State Buckeyes on there once. All other games were on FOX or ESPN or ABC.
Every Michigan game was on the OTA Networks ( Fox and ABC, but mostly Fox)this year except for 1 game that was on the Big Ten Channel.

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With Fox News added and free 10hr dvr, Im on sling Blue now with AirTv- hooked up a WD DVR expander that went from a SA-8300 to a Hopper then to a TiVo and now the AirTv, that Expander never dies!!
 

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I wonder what happened to Sling's deal with FOX for the Big Ten Network that was suppose to launch before the start of the college football season. Big Ten play starts on October 24th, and the college football season started 7 weeks ago.
 

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