Mike Snider, USA TODAY
(USA Today)—Now that we know what’s on Sling TV, it’s time to figure out who will pay for it. The answer may be a surprise — even to its creators.
Sling TV is Dish Network’s new subscription Net video service. It’s likely to become available by the end of the month and will cost $20 monthly for about a dozen live TV channels, including ABC Family, Cartoon Network, CNN, Disney Channel, ESPN and ESPN 2, the Food Network, HGTV, TBS, TNT, The Travel Channel and Adult Swim.
As the cable cord-cutting movement has advanced, many have held back because pay-TV alternatives such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Instant Video don’t have live sports. Having ESPN and ESPN 2 available on Sling TV may lure some to join the cord-cutting conga line.