Sling TV — the third-largest streaming provider of live TV in the U.S. — today announced across-the-board price increases. Starting after December 3, 2022, the base Sling TV service will cost $40, up $5 from the previous price. That’s for a single subscription to either the Sling Orange plan, or the Sling Blue plan. If you want both, it’ll now cost $55 — another $5 increase.
And that means you might well be on the lookout for a Sling TV alternative.
The price increase — which applies to new and current subscribers — comes on the heels of parent company Dish’s third-quarter earnings announcement, which saw Sling TV add about 214,000 subscribers for the three months ending September 30, 2022. That gives
“Sling doesn’t own the networks you watch — we pay programmers for their channels, and the price of programming continues to rise,” Schanman wrote. “We’re deeply committed to keeping costs low and continually work with programmers to provide service you can rely on, which is why we haven’t raised prices in nearly two years, maintaining a generous cost advantage compared to our competitors.”
Schanman also noted that Sling TV plans to add more than 150 new channels through 2023, new user profiles, and “Auto Bing Watching capabilities.”
With the price increase,
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