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Sling Freestream surpasses 400 linear content channels

The milestone was reached this week after the Dish Network-backed service added three new channels.

The milestone was reached this week after the Dish Network-backed service added three new channels.

The electronic program guide for Dish Network's free television service Sling Freestream. (Graphic by The Desk)
The electronic program guide for Dish Network’s free television service Sling Freestream. (Graphic by The Desk)

Dish Network’s free, ad-supported streaming service Sling Freestream added three new content channels this week, helping it achieve a major milestone.

The addition of the three new channels pushed the number of free, ad-supported content streams offered on Sling Freestream to over 400, making it one of the largest providers of free linear content streams in the market.

The three new channels added to Sling Freestream this week are:

  • FilmRise: Action (movies)
  • Fubo Sports Network (live sports and related programming)
  • Party Tyme Karaoke (pop music sing-a-long)

The new channels add to a growing roster of live and linear programming on Sling Freestream, which includes news from NBC News, ABC News, ABC News and Scripps News; movies from Cinevault and FilmRise; entertainment from AMC Networks, Circle, Dove Channel and Shout Factory; sports; lifestyle programming; cooking; art and music. Sling Freestream also offers dozens of content streams in Spanish, as well as international channels.

Along with the 400-plus linear channels, Sling Freestream makes more than 41,000 TV episodes and movies on-demand from a number of popular and niche genres.

Sling Freestream is available through the Sling TV app on most popular TV devices, including those powered by Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV (Google TV), as well as phones and tablets. The service does not require a username, password or credit card.

The same Sling TV app also offers dozens of TV channels like Fox News, CNN, TBS, TNT, AMC, Cartoon Network, History Channel, Discovery Channel and more, starting at $40 a month. Readers of The Desk can score a 50 percent discount on their Sling TV base package by clicking or tapping here.

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Matthew Keys is the publisher of The Desk and reports on the business and policy matters involving the broadcast television, streaming video and radio industries. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, Disney-ABC, Tribune Broadcasting and McNaughton Newspapers. Matthew is based in Northern California, has won numerous awards in the field of journalism, and is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors).