The satellite company Dish just announced it will stream a pretty solid package of channels to you for $20 a month. It’s what the cable companies have feared since the stream threatened to turn into white water. For TV providers, the rapids are here now, as of today.
According to The Verge, the Dish deal, called Sling TV, will include 10 critical mass channels: TNT, TBS, CNN, Food Network, HGTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, the Disney Channel, ESPN, and ESPN2. It starts this month. No contract either. They’re hoping to be part of a three part package that includes Netflix, Hulu and Sling. That should satisfy anybody under 30. Maybe 35. If something happens on 60 Minutes, they’ll just find out some other way. There are add-ons like kids programming. Sling should shake things up.