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Sling TV registers 2.2M Subscribers in 2017

Dish Network-owned OTT platform Sling TV registered 2.2 million subscribers in 2017. This is for the first time that Dish has disclosed its customer count and also it claimed to have registered 11.03 million customers during the year. The Sling TV numbers followed a not-so-impressive fourth quarter of Dish which witnessed revenue reducing down 7.2% …

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Sling TV debuts in Puerto Rico

Sling TV, the OTT platform of Dish Network has expanded its service to Puerto Rico. The platform will compete with the incumbent cable operator, Liberty Global. Sling TV said that it will be offering all of its services and packages, including its two core offerings —  Sling Orange ($20 per month) and Sling Blue ($25 …

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T-Mobile in talks to acquire Layer3 for new TV service

T-Mobile which has been planning to come up with its own television service has finalized its acquisition of Layer3 TV. The TV streaming service will have subscribers of Verizon and AT&T as well. Recognizing the growing demand of streaming television and realizing its potential to be an alternative to traditional cable and satellite services, the …

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Hulu and YouTube TV combine 750,000 subscribers in 2017

According to a report, Hulu and YouTube TV have combined to sign up about 750,000 online video subscribers last year. While Hulu boasts a staggering 450,000 live TV subscribers since launching its pay-TV service last May, YouTube TV, launched initially in a handful of markets last April has managed to sign up just over 300,000. …

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4K streaming, Augmented Reality, and other OTT trends in 2018

The year 2017 bade adieu in style with the sensational $52 billion acquisition of Fox by Disney. While the entertainment industry is yet to get past the historical event, 2018 has come up with more promises, bigger expectations and not certainly devoid of risks. The risk in terms of saturation, disinvestments by tiny players,  merger …

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Sling TV rolls out Centroamérica package for Spanish content

Streaming service Sling TV has introduced the Centroamérica package to expand its content offering in Spanish-language. The service will include content from Central American countries such as El Salvador, Guatemala, and Costa Rica, etc. Jose Romero, General Manager of Spanish-language marketing for Sling TV said, “Sling TV continues to lead the way in offering the …

Sling TV added iHola TV to Spanish TV package

Sling TV has included iHola TV to its content mix specifically to its Best of Spanish TV package. Atresmedia and iHola! has become more robust US Hispanic market. For $10 per month, this premium network is available on Sling TV’s Best of Spanish TV package when bought on a standalone basis or for $5 per …

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Skinny bundles all set to outgrow traditional US pay-TV

Ampere Analysis research suggests that skinny pay-TV bundles offer more return than traditional US pay-TV packages. This makes the transition to the so called ‘virtual’ pay-TV super enticing for channels. Channel distribution has become more complex than ever with pay-TV operators coming under pressure for carriage fees and rising availability of streaming pay-TV offers as …

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Comcast aims to have more millennials in it’s audience with its new streaming service

Xfinity Instant TV, Comcast’s upcoming streaming TV service is aimed at millennials that don’t want to pay for traditional cable packages or that don’t want to use set-top boxes. A bundle including premium channels, local broadcast channels and DVR functionality are expected to be offered by Xfinity Instant TV. Dish’s Sling TV, At&T’s DirectTV Now …

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Cord cutting – History, Current Scenario and What to expect in the future

Cutting the cord or canceling your cable or satellite TV service in favor of a streaming service seems to be the trending topic these days. Cord-cutting is an actual phenomenon. It implies dumping a traditional TV subscription or cable service to switch over to a streaming service to consume your content or watch TV programs …

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