Sling TV made a name for itself as being the first legal service to offer a live stream of ESPN and ESPN2 that didn’t require a cable contract. Sports fans also enjoyed Sling TV subscriptions because it allowed them to log into the WatchESPN app with Sling TV credentials. But now, Sling TV has made accessing the ESPN3 content even easier by rolling it into the basic Best of Live TV package. Set to launch later this quarter, this is the first time that ESPN3 will be integrated into a Pay-TV guide.
Set to launch later this quarter, this is the first time that ESPN3 will be integrated into a Pay-TV guide. At no extra cost, users will now have access to thousands of sporting events, both live and on-demand. This will include NCAA championships, globals sports, and more.
“By incorporating ESPN3 into our service, Sling TV continues to lead as the premier destination for watching live and on-demand sports without traditional pay-TV,” said Roger Lynch, Sling TV CEO.
ESPN3 content comes at no extra charge. So while Sling TV does offer a $5 sports add-on package with more ESPN channels, users do not have to add the package to have access to integrated ESPN3 content.
Why It Matters
What’s the big deal about ESPN3? As mentioned above, this is the first time ESPN3 content will be integrated into a pay-TV guide. So while Sling TV users could already log into WatchESPN for digital content, many customers were uncertain how to do so (if they even realized they had access to the app in the first place). ESPN3 is especially useful to sports fans because it plays sporting events nationally broadcast on ABC.
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