Today, Sling TV officially announced the launch of AFC and IFC channels to their $20 per month over-the-top live TV service. The base package, called “Best of Live TV,” now includes sixteen popular channel options such as Disney Channel, ESPN, Food Network, and HGTV, as well as access to WatchESPN (including ESPN3), and on-demand content.
In addition to adding AFC and IFC to the $20 service, Sling also launched the “Hollywood Extra” package with Epix channels including EPIX, EPIX2, EPIX3, and EPIX Drive-In, and the AMC-owned SundanceTV. The “Hollywood Extra” add-on costs an additional $5 per month.
Sling’s deal with AMC also includes distribution for content from BBC America, BBC World News and WE tv, the details of which Sling says they’ll reveal in the coming weeks.
Epix is owned by Studio 3 Partners, a joint venture between Viacom, Paramount, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Lionsgate. The premium network airs popular movies such as “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” Skyfall,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Sling TV offers other optional add-on packages including “Sports Extra,” “Kids Extra” and “News & Info Extra,” all priced at an additional $5 each per month.