Dish launched a standalone internet TV streaming service called Sling TV a year ago. For $20 per month, subscribers get access to a variety of channels that include ESPN, AMC, TBS, Food Network and more. Those who would like to have premium channels can pay extra for HBO and Cinemax. How has the service done in over a year? It appears that Sling TV has more than half a million paying subscribers as of now.
The Wall Street Journal reports, citing “people briefed on numbers,” that currently Sling TV has more than 600,000 monthly paying subscribers. That’s a big improvement over the analyst prediction last November that the service had just 394,000 subscribers.
It merits mentioning here that these figures haven’t been officially confirmed by Sling TV yet so they should be taken with a grain of salt. The service is going along nicely, though, it’s regularly adding more content partners, and is even working on a new sleek and faster user interface that’s going to be released on set-top boxes first later this year before it arrives on mobile devices.
It’s a relatively affordable service when compared to the likes of PlayStation Vue, even though it does provide access to preminum networks, Sling TV doesn’t have too much competition right now so it’s hardly surprising to see that it’s off to a good start.
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