Sling TV has been trying to strengthen their competition with other online streaming platforms by adding several new offerings to their channel lineup. It is evident that Dish Network’s Sling TV has enjoyed great success in the recent years by attracting more customers to their offerings.
In a recent announcement, Sling TV confirmed that they have acquired the rights for two distant networks, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and Hallmark Channel from Crown Media Family Networks. These new channels will be available to the Sling subscribers in their “Lifestyle Plus Extra” add on service, which will be available on both Sling Blue and Sling Orange packages.
“Families are embracing our service and the wide array of family-friendly programs on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries makes Sling TV the perfect option for families looking to customize their entertainment,” CEO Roger Lynch said. “Just in time for the holidays, subscribers can enjoy both networks’ seasonal programming events, which include original movies and special programs like the ‘National Christmas Tree Lighting’ on December 5.”
Commenting on that, Bill Abbott, President and CEO for Crown Media Family Networks, said, “We are delighted to partner with Sling TV and to further extend the reach of our unique brand of family entertainment. The timing of these launches couldn’t be better as we embark on our holiday season and the October 29th kick-off of our highly-anticipated and top-rated 24/7 seasonal programming events – ‘Countdown to Christmas’ on Hallmark Channel and ‘The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas’ on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.”
Hallmark Channel offers a wide variety of family-friendly content and entertaining programs including primetime scripted series, annual specials, light-hearted romantic movies, “Home & Family” talk show, Emmy-nominated lifestyle programs, and approximately 20 hours of On Demand programming. In addition to that, Sling TV subscribers can also enjoy some of the popular TV series offered by the Hallmark Channel, which includes Frasier, Golden Girls, I Love Lucy, and The Middle.
The other channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, which is also available in Sling TV’s Lifestyle Plus Extra add on package, offers an abundant collection of mystery movies, series, and original dramatic shows to their viewers. Sling TV subscribers can purchase the Lifestyle Plus Extra add on package for 5 dollars for a month.