In a recent announcement, Sling TV confirmed the launch of their channel for NBA TV. The addition of this channel to Sling’s channel lineup will offer an opportunity for both cord cutters and NBA fans to stream the network and watch their favorite games on the go.
The announcement from Sling came just a few days after PlayStation Vue, who launched their own NBA TV channel for their subscribers. Reports indicate that the addition of this channel reveals that there is a strong ongoing competition between PlayStation Vue and Sling TV.
A few days ago, PlayStation Vue announced that they would add NBA TV to their offerings. The executive from Sling TV responded within hours through tweets and confirmed that Sling will also carry this channel. PlayStation Vue has also recently added BBC America and VICE channels to their lineup. In addition to that, many Viacom-owned networks like MTV and Comedy Central are already available on PlayStation Vue.
In a blog post, Sling TV’s head of content acquisition and strategy, Ankit Bishnoi, wrote “Today’s addition of NBA TV also means that you can catch practically every professional sport on our service, including football, hockey, soccer, baseball and now, basketball.”
Sling TV customers, who have subscribed to the Sling Orange package, will have to pay an addition amount of $5 a month in order to get the Sports Extra tier. However, the remaining subscribers, who have opted for Sling Blue package, will have to pay $10 extra, if they want to access these sports channels.
The NBA fans, who subscribe to the online streaming platform will be able to watch more live games on Sling TV now. This is because the league-owned channel broadcast games on Tuesdays, selected Sundays, and on Saturdays, when ABC is not airing the NBA games.
In addition to that, the Pro basketball games aired on Sling TV are available through Fox Sports Net, TNT, ABC, and ESPN. Sling TV has an exceptional lineup of sports channels including Univison Deportes, Pac-12 Network, NFL Network, Golf Channel, Fox Sports, FS2, FS1, ESPN Networks, Campus Insiders, beIN Sports, and the recently added NHL Network.
The addition of these impressive sports networks allowed Sling TV to attract more subscribers to their offerings. With the new offering of NBA TV, Sling hopes to lure in more subscribers to their services, as the competition is getting even tougher.