Sling TV, the live streaming service owned by Dish, yesterday added Cheddar Big News to both its Blue and Orange base programming packages.
Cheddar Big News, which is a sister network to the streaming financial news network, Cheddar, offers a mix of news, sports, entertainment and weather reports. The channel, which is targeted to millennials, debuted in April.
“We have always been supportive of Cheddar’s vision to disrupt the way news is delivered, which is why we launched the initial financial news channel on Sling TV in 2016,” said Ankit Bishnoi, vice president of content acquisition and strategy at Sling TV. “Today we’re welcoming Cheddar Big News, a new way for Sling TV subscribers to stay in-the-loop on daily headlines that matter most.”
Sling’s Orange plan starts at $20-a-month and includes ESPN and more than 30 cable networks. The Blue package costs $25-a-month, and includes more than 40 channels including live network feeds in select markets as well as several Fox channels.
Sling, which has more than 100 channels in a variety of packages, last week added The Film Detective to its Hollywood Extra add-on plan. The channel offers movies on demand.
— Phillip Swann