Dish to launch Sling TV, an Internet TV service starting at $20 a month

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By John Callaham on 5 Jan 2015 01:13 pm

Satellite TV provider Dish has just announced Sling TV as part of its CES 2015 plans. The Internet-based television service will offer a selection of cable TV networks to a variety of platforms and devices with prices starting at $20 a month.

Sling TV (not to be confused with the Slingbox television set-top box) will launch sometime in the first quarter of 2015. Dish says:

Priced at $20 per month, "The Best of Live TV" core package includes 12 Nielsen-rated sports, lifestyle, family and news networks: ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, ABC Family and CNN. This package additionally features an array of Video-On-Demand entertainment and the best of online video with unique content from Maker Studios, the global leader in online short-form video.

Consumers can tailor their experience with add-on packs for access to additional programming, at $5 per month. Sling TV will offer a "Kids Extra" add-on with Disney Junior, Disney XD, Boomerang, Baby TV and Duck TV, and a "News & Info Extra" add-on with HLN, Cooking Channel, DIY and Bloomberg TV. A "Sports Extra" package is coming soon.

Sling TV will be accessible via LG Smart TVs, Roku players, Roku TV models,and select Samsung Smart TVs

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Dish to launch Sling TV, an Internet TV service starting at $20 a month

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Seems interesting are the channels that they are streaming HD? Is there anywhere to see the breakdown of exactly what is in the $20 and what each $5 package includes?