In the next few weeks Dish will be offering a new internet TV service for $20 a month called Sling TV. You will be able to enjoy live television from Food Network, ESPN, ESPN2, Disney Channel, ABC Family, HGTV, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network and more. Programming will be delivered through media devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, as well as Android phones and tablets.

While the service looks pretty cool, there are some drawbacks. You don’t get any DVR with your service, which is kind of silly considering how easy it would be to integrate into an internet TV service. The second is that you won’t get any local channels, so you can forget about the big networks like FOX and CBS.

The cool part is that it will be a pay as you go type service. You won’t be locked into any contracts. You can pick up the service and drop it as you please. No messy installation to deal with, no extra equipment; just turn your service on and off as you please.

While the channel selection isn’t that great yet, Dish says they plan to add more channels in the future. This is definitely a big win for cord-cutters like Tom Rothman everywhere.

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