Sling TV, Dish’s new over-the-top service designed for cord cutters, announced today that it will become the first Internet service to offer video-on-demand content from HBO starting this month, just in time for the “Games of Thrones” premiere. The HBO content will be available as an optional add-on at $15 per month – the same price point that Apple scored for its previously announced deal which will see it bringing HBO programming to its own customers through HBO NOW.
At Sling TV, the new option is being made available to Sling TV customers who sign up for the service’s “Best of Live TV” core package, which is the $20 base programming lineup that offers subscribers access to a number of channels including ESPN, ESPN2, AMC, A&E, TNT, History Channel, H2, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, IFC, El Rey, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, ABC Family, Disney Channel, CNN, Lifetime and Galavision.
On top of that, subscribers are able to add extra and optional packages that fit their needs, such as the “Kids Extra” package for families or the “Sports Extra” package for sports enthusiasts. It’s in this optional lineup that HBO fits, the company explains. Those who choose to add HBO will receive one live HBO channel, as well as a video-on-demand library, similar to what’s available on other platforms today.