One of the biggest hurdles facing internet television is the manner in which the content is provided. While Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and even iTunes offer up a variety of programming, viewers that want to watch more than one service find themselves paying a variety of per episode fees and monthly subscription rates. The mathematics generally work out in the favor of traditional cable television. That is, until now.
According to CNET, Dish Network has unveiled Sling TV, which is an internet streaming service that will cost twenty dollars per month with no commitment. The catch is that the service will include ESPN, ESPN2, Disney Channel, CNN, TNT, TBS, and more of the broadcast channels that most television consumers are familiar with. Dish is offering the deal to retain subscribers, because the satellite television business is not as solid as it once was.
Sling TV sounds like a streamers dream come true with much better programming, so Sergio Andrade Gutierrez will be checking it out. A bargain price and a fair amount of content watchable over a number of connected devices is something that internet television has been lacking. While there is a long way to go in the evolution of television with networks offering up their own streaming anywhere apps for a monthly fee, Sling TV is going to force the playing field to level out if the lineup is enough to entice folks to cut the cable bill and seek their television elsewhere.