Most of you are perhaps acquainted with Hulu’s latest feature, Live TV. Sling TV is a similar service (owned by DISH Network) that was launched only two years ago, even before Hulu Live TV. It was founded with the aim of supplementing video-on-demand services by offering multi popular channel Live TV that can be streamed across devices, independent of a traditional television set.
As of now, they’re offering two subscription plans – Sling Orange and Sling Blue, under which users can access up to 45 and 60 Sling TV channels, respectively. You can even combine the two and get an access up to 100+ channels if required.
In case you’re wondering which channels are available on Sling TV, here’s a brief list of the most well-received ones for your perusal:
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Launched way back in 1976, TBS is primarily an American comedy TV channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System, a subsidiary of Time Warner. Initially, the network was known as “SuperStation WTBS” before being rebranded in 2015.
Aside from comedy specials and reruns of popular sitcoms, the channel also features a variety of another programming including late-night talk shows, animated series, and sports events entailing sports like Basketball and Baseball. Currently, you can also watch original shows like The Detour, Search Party, Conan, Angie Tribeca, People of Earth, and American Dad.
2. Food Network
A network dedicated to Food on Sling TV catalog is Food Network. A pretty basic TV channel that broadcasts specials and regular series focusing on food and cooking. Owned by Television Food Network, a partnership between Scripps Networks Interactive and the Tribute Cable Ventures Inc., Food Network was established in 1993 and was called “TV Food Network” before finally getting rid of the word “TV”.
Its programming is mainly sorted into two different categories – “In the Kitchen” during the day time, featuring instructional cooking videos, and “Nighttime” during the primetime, featuring travel shows, reality shows, competitions, and entertainment programs, all related to food. Some of the most popular shows are Chopped, Food Network Star, The Kitchen, Beat Bobby Flay, and Cupcake Wars.
3. BBC America
Launched in 1998, BBC America is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and AMC Networks, that operates as an ad-supported channel owing to the fact that it does not receive funding from its parent company, BBC. This channel mostly airs American as well as British movies and programs across genres such as comedy, drama, history, sci-fi, and entertainment.
Some of the popular series include Orphan Black, The Graham Norton Show, Star Trek series, Doctor Who, Planet Earth, and Top Gear. As of today, about 78.4 million households receive BBC America as part of their cable or satellite TV packages.
Another Turner Broadcasting System owned TV channel, CNN was initially launched as a 24-hour news network as far back as in 1980. This channel was first of its kind in the United States and is now available to approximately 96 million cable/satellite TV sets in the U.S. alone. CNN/U.S.’s sister channel, CNN International, is available to viewers in more than 212 nations worldwide. Thanks To Sling TV For including CNN on their list.
During the daytime hours, CNN/U.S. broadcasts mainly “rolling news” while in the evening/primetime hours, it features more detailed and factual programs. Currently, you can watch shows such as New Day, Erin Burnett OutFront, Anderson Cooper 360°, The Hunt, this is Life with Lisa Ling, and Somebody’s Gotta Do it.
5. Travel Channel
Originally known as “The Travel Channel”, this channel is a basic American TV network that was founded in 1987, by Trans World Airlines and is currently owned by Scripps Networks Interactive. Travel Channel focuses primarily on documentaries, reality shows, how-to programs, and travel-centric series around the U.S. and other parts of the world. Aside from this, it also features shows related to paranormal activities, world cuisines, luxurious hotels, iconic sights, and animal safaris.
As of now, you can watch shows like Booze Traveler, Bizarre Foods, Airport 24/7: Miami, The Dead Files, Edge of America, Hotel Impossible, The Layover, Monumental Mysteries, Sand Masters, Trip Flip, and Xtreme Waterparks, on the channel.
Another Popular Channel under Sling TV Channel Catalog is HGTV. Short for Home & Garden Television, is again a basic cable/satellite TV network in America with the same ownership as Travel Channel, i.e. Scripps Networks Interactive. Compared to all the other channels listed here, this channel is a new kid on the block, launched as recently as in 2011. However, it garnered a lot of attention within a small span of time.
As the name suggests, HGTV features scripted and reality shows surrounding themes such as home improvement, renovation, house-flipping, crafts, remodeling, and gardening. Some of the current programming includes Fixer Upper, Flip or Flop, Good Bones, Tiny House Hunters, Brother vs. Brother, and Rehab Addict.
7. History Channel
History Channel was established in 1995 by the A&E Networks, a shared venture between the Hearst Corporation and the Disney-ABC TV Group. Going by the name, it’s not too hard to guess that this channel features mainly documentaries, fiction series, and reality shows related to History. These shows are based on interesting topics like warfare, aviation, aliens, UFO, conspiracy theories, religious beliefs, technology, and latest inventions. Recently, they’ve also added non-historical shows like Pawn Stars and Ax Men.
Despite receiving criticism from historians and scientists on the basis that the content is largely unproven, History Channel boasts of a massive popularity by virtue of series like Ancient Aliens, Counting Cars, The Curse of Oak Island, Alone, and Join or Die with Craig Feruguson.
Originally known as the Arts & Entertainment Network, A&E (also, the owner of History Channel), was founded as a result of a consolidation between the Hearst Corporation and Disney-ABC Television Group, back in 1984. Initially, the channel was launched to complement PBS’ commercial programming, broadcasting reruns of shows like Breaking Away, The New Mike Hammer, and Quincy. Later, the channel forayed into original programming with shows like Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Bearing Witness, Family Plots, King of Cars, Paranormal State, and Tattoo Highway.
As of today, the channel features original reality series, drama, talk shows, and syndicated series. Some of the popular ones are Born This Way, Cold Case Files, The First 48, Fit to Fat to Fit, Nightwatch, Criminal Minds, and the Frankenstein Chronicles.
Bravo was launched towards the end of 1980 as a result of a joint venture between Cablevision’s Rainbow Media division and Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment. In the early 2000s, NBCUniversal, which is a part of Comcast, purchased the network. Today, it is operated by NBCUniervsal Cable Entertainment, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal. Bravo is known to be the first channel to focus on film and performing arts, including reality TV series, original drama shows, and mainstream movies.
Some of the most well-liked content on the channel are, The Real Housewives, Below Deck, Flipping Out, and Top Chef. Aside from that, it also airs feature films, chiefly from the Universal Pictures library and reruns of NBC programs.
10. NFL Network
It’s great to see NFL in Sling TV Channel List. Often abridged as NFLN, the NFL Network is an American cable/satellite TV network that is owned by the National Football League (NFL), a subsidiary of NFL Media. As you might have already guessed, this channel airs programs, specials, and documentaries related to sports. It also features a live telecast of the NFL games. Some of the current programming includes shows like A Football Life, NFL Total Access, Thursday Night Football, The Timeline, and Inside the NFL.
Complete Sling TV Channels 2017
Sling TV Networks
|Local Now||Cartoon Network|
|Gala vision||Disney Channel|
|NBC RSNs||Food Networks|
|Fox Sports 1||Shortlist|
|Fox Sports 2||A&E|
|NBC sports Network||Viceland|
|EI Rey||National Geographic|
|Nat Geo Wild||Uni MAS|
Additionally, Sling TV offers a few add-on packages that hinge on a specific category such as Sports, Kids, Comedy, and Lifestyle. It would be especially worth mentioning their “4- Extras Deal” under add-ons as per which, users get access to Kids Extra, Lifestyle Extra, Comedy Extra, and News Extra at just $10. That’s essentially four for the price of two! To boot, there are also premium networks such as HBO and SHOWTIME which can be added to the package at an extra cost.
Sling TV Channel list has by far the broadest offering for such a reasonable price. It is an ideal solution for hotel owners, shop owners, or those who watch any of the above-mentioned networks.
However, if this isn’t enough to satiate your entertainment needs, you might have to explore other options like DirecTV and PlayStation Vue. However, note that all the other services are available at a much higher price per month compared to Sling TV.