Sling TV gets more movies with Fandor Festival, and more channels from Starz

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Since its launch, Dish’s live TV streaming service Sling TV service has continued to add channels at a fairly steady clip, and that pace is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. Today the service announced that it was bringing even more channels for movie fans with the addition of Fandor Festival and more channels from Starz.

A few months ago, Sling TV added Starz and Starz Encore as a premium add-on. Now even more channels are coming to join them. As the name implied Starz Kids & Family brings family-friendly films like The Good Dinosaur and Annie, while Starz Edge offers up drama, action, and adventure with its own original series as well as movies like I am Wrath and The 5th Wave.

Starz Comedy also offers up original series, as well as comedy movies like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and Me, Myself and Irene. Finally, Starz West brings the Pacific feed of Starz, no matter where you’re located. What’s more, even with all of these new channels, the Starz premium add-on is keeping its original price of $9 per month.

While the Starz channels are mostly focused on mainstream movies, Fandor Festival focuses more on independent films like the comedy The Animal Project and documentaries like The Decline of the Western Civilization II: The Metal Years. This channel won’t be offered via a standalone add-on, but will instead be part of the $5 per month Hollywood Extra add-on pack. As the word “festival” in the name implies, Fandor Festival brings a number of favorites from Cannes, Sundance, and SXSW.

Finally, Fandor Festival is offering up something for every Sling TV subscriber, regardless of whether they subscribe to the Hollywood Extra pack. Each month the service will bring five free movies, which can be found in the Movies section of the Sling TV app under, as you might expect, “Free Movies from Fandor.”

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