Sling TV Launches Standalone Premium On-Demand Channels

Today Sling TV announced that you can now add several popular streaming services to Sling TV as a stand-alone option. No longer will you need to set up separate billing options you can now use Sling TV as your all in one billing option for several different streaming services.

“Here at Sling TV, we’re constantly expanding our offerings to meet the demands of our diverse and growing audience. We’ve brought you the best of live, on-demand, premium and pay-per-view content, and today we’re enhancing our A La Carte TV promise with the introduction of three premium on-demand channels, featuring unique genres that are new to our service.” Said Ankit Bishnoi from Sling TV.

Current Sling TV subscribers will receive a free preview of these channels through December 13.

Here are the new on-demand channels you can add to Sling TV:

  • CuriosityStream – Offers over 1,500 science, history, technology and nature documentaries, including series like “Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places,” “DIGITS,” “Deep Time History” and “Ancient Earth.”
    • Free preview for subscribers to Sling Orange and/or Sling Blue through Dec. 13.
    • $6 per month for subscribers to Sling Orange, Sling Blue, Spanish language and/or International services.
  • UP Faith & Family – Features family-friendly programming like exclusive seasons of the beloved drama “Heartland,” and select fan favorite series and movies from the cable network UP TV such as “Bringing Up Bates.”
    • Free preview for subscribers to Sling Orange, Sling Blue and/or “Best of Spanish TV” through Dec. 13.
    • $5 per month for subscribers to Sling Orange, Sling Blue and/or Spanish-language services.
  • PANTAYA – Offers the largest and most varied selection of movies in Spanish not available anywhere else, PANTAYA offers blockbusters and critically-acclaimed films like “No Manches Frida” and “Everybody Loves Somebody.”
    • Free preview for subscribers to Sling Orange, Sling Blue and/or Best of Spanish TV through Dec. 13.
    • $6 per month for subscribers to Sling Orange, Sling Blue, Spanish-language and/or Brazilian services.

If you add these services you will get access to their catalog of on-demand content inside Sling TV app.

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11 Responses to Sling TV Launches Standalone Premium On-Demand Channels

  1. JeffO December 7, 2017 at 9:46 am #

    Hmm, I pay less for CuriosityStream than that from CuriosityStream themselves? Not sure where the benefit is there? Unless they are buying CuriosityStream?

    • Timothy Embler December 7, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

      CuriosityStream is the same price for the plan they are giving you. CuriosityStream has three plans and Sling is offering the standard plan which is $5.99 (yes technically sling is a penny more).

    • taylork December 9, 2017 at 4:46 pm #

      More platforms (just an example) like using on LG smart tvs.

  2. TV Barrington December 7, 2017 at 11:30 am #

    I guess my definition of “premium,” and Sling’s definition are vastly different. When I first read this web article’s heading, I took it to mean that it was related to some sort of news typical to premium channels like HBO, Showtime, Starz, and such. To be honest, I’ve never even heard of these channels before, but at first glance, they sound like they should be free. LOL

    • Mike Thaler December 8, 2017 at 10:23 am #

      Are they commercial free?

      • TV Barrington December 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

        That would be a good question since they seem to be presented as premium. If they are premium, I would think they might be commercial free. However, I suppose it’s possible the channels are just simply an “add-on” package like their news package is, and if that’s the case, they will have commercials.

  3. Jared Cheeseman December 7, 2017 at 11:30 am #


  4. Ottis DA Da aD December 7, 2017 at 2:10 pm #

    I like the integration. You can browse the live TV guide while watching instead of closing out of the app and reopening another…

  5. filmex December 7, 2017 at 2:50 pm #

    Yeah, “Premium” is a misnomer.

    I actually contacted Kroger corporate (which I never had done) after having purchased their “Kroger Premium Coconut Milk”. I let them know that I had had fat-free milk which had more content and was richer than what they were passing off as “Premium” coconut milk.
    It remains on the label. Oh well, they can only get you once.

  6. Cinnie Maer Crockett December 7, 2017 at 3:14 pm #

    I have Curiosity Stream on Apple TV ($5.99/month), & it is an excellent source for documentaries. If you like documentaries, it is one stop shopping, and you can subscribe & unsubscribe as needed or when you are in the mood to binge watch. I don’t have Sling, so can’t speak to how it will work with them. It is not what I would call a “premium” channel however.

  7. Lynnneez December 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    I wonder if all content really will be available in Sling or if it is some of the content like the way some of Amazon Channels work, where you are often better off with the app instead of the channel.