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Sling Freestream debuts six new linear 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)

This is the time of the week when streamers can count on Sling TV to announce new channels on their free, ad-supported Sling Freestream service — and, almost on cue, the company is out with a statement today announcing the launch of six new channels.

The six new channels bring the total number of linear content streams to over 370 on Sling Freestream, which also offers more than 41,000 TV episodes and movies through its robust catalog of on-demand titles.

The new channels added to Sling Freestream this week include:

  • Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction?
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show
  • FilmRise British TV: Shows from the UK
  • FilmRise Family: Family-friendly programs
  • Great American Adventures: Southern DIY and adventure shows
  • Nost TV: Nostalgic television

The Desk is the only place where readers can see a full list of all channels offered on Sling Freestream, updated weekly. To view the list, click or tap here.

Sling Freestream boasts more than 120 general entertainment, 40 sports and 50 news channels from the United States and around the world, all free to access without a subscription or credit card. To see a full list of streaming channels, click or tap here.

Sling Freestream is available within the Sling TV app on a wide number of supported devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV (Google TV), as well as most popular smartphones and tablets. To check out the app, click or tap here.

Sling Freestream users can always upgrade to a subscription of Sling TV, the pay television service that offers ESPN, CNN, Fox News, NFL Network and other channels, for just $40 a month.

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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).