Sling TV adds Weather Nation and Showtime Family Zone

slingtv-dish-logos-ces-2015Sling TV announced the launch of two new channels on their over-the-top television service: Weather Nation and Showtime Family Zone.

Weather Nation provides breaking weather updates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as well as local weather information. The channel is available in the News Extra pack for an extra $5 per month with a Sling Orange and/or Sling Blue subscription. Sling says Sling Orange and Sling Blue customers will get a free preview of Weather Nation for 6 months.

Showtime Family Zone offers family films and specials and is new in Sling TV’s SHOWTIME Premium package. The add-on is available for an extra $10 per month with a Sling Orange and/or Sling Blue subscription.

Sling also launched their “Refer a Friend” program today that gives Sling subscribers a $5 discount on their service when they refer a friend. What’s more, the friend also gets a $5 discount.

Earlier this month, analysts found through financial reports that Sling TV now has over 2 million subscribers. However, as Fool writes Dish’s satellite service has lost around 2.5 million subscribers, reporting 13.53 million subscribers in the last quarter.

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Jeff Chabot

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Jeff Chabot writes about technology, broadcasting, and digital entertainment. You can also find him on Gameverse, Gadget Review, and Google+.

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