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Sling TV racks up 100,000 sign-ups in less than a month

by Jacob Kleinman | March 7, 2015March 7, 2015 9:00 pm PDT

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It’s been less than a month since Sling TV officially launched, but according to one new report the service may already boast over 100,000 users. Re/code claims the Dish Network’s new online streaming service is an early hit.

But that’s just a fraction of the audience Sling TV needs to win over. Dish hopes to attract a big slice of the 10 million millennials who pay for Internet but not for cable TV subscriptions. Sling TV may not be a perfect replacement for traditional television, but it’s one of the best options we’ve seen so far.

The service includes live streams and DVR for a variety of channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, Disney, ABC Family and CNN. Earlier this week, Dish also added AMC and IFC at no extra charge. The company also offers a few more expensive packages with a focus on sports, news or kid-friendly programming for an extra $5 per month each, on top of the baseline $20 price.

Can Sling TV can keep up this momentum and convince more cable subscribers to cut the cord?

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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