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Outage hits Dish Network’s Sling TV

(Logo courtesy Dish Network/Sling TV LLC, Graphic by The Desk)

A widespread outage left many customers of Dish Network’s Sling TV without service on Monday.

The outage started around 8 p.m. Eastern Time (5 p.m. Pacific Time) when an unknown technical error caused Sling TV’s live channels and on-demand programming to become unavailable to many customers.

In a social media post, a Sling TV spokesperson said the company was aware of the technical problem and was implementing a fix.

In the meantime, Sling TV subscribers can download the following TV Everywhere apps and log in with their Sling TV username and password to watch live and on-demand programming:

  • Bravo
  • CNBC
  • Disney
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • Fox Business
  • Fox Now
  • Fox News
  • Fox Sports
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • Golf Channel
  • Longhorn Network
  • National Geographic
  • NBC
  • NBC Sports
  • NFL Network
  • Oxygen
  • Reelz
  • SyFy
  • USA Network

Exact channel availability will depend on the package that a Sling TV customer subscribes to. For instance, some channels owned by the Walt Disney Company (Disney, Freeform) are available in Sling Orange, while other Disney-owned channels as well as those of Fox and NBC (FX, National Geographic, NBC, Oxygen, Fox News) are available in Sling Blue.

The outage occurred just a few days after Sling TV said it would raise the price of its base Sling Orange and Sling Blue packages by $5 to $40 a month. The company said higher programming costs were to blame for the fee increases; they came about a month after Dish Network briefly dropped Disney-owned channels from its satellite and streaming services due to a carriage dispute.