Sling TV, the live streaming service owned by Dish, has added four niche channels which can be ordered a la carte.
The channels, which can be added to a subscriber’s Orange ($25 a month) or Blue ($25 a month) basic plans, are:
CONtv ($5 a month)
The channel airs a variety of off-beat shows and movies in categories including sci-fi, horror, anime, martial arts, cult, retro-cartoons and grindhouse. The lineup includes 21 Jumpstreet, Night of the Living Dead and martial arts films like Rumble in Hong Kong.
Docudrama ($5 a month)
This channel targeted documentary fans with a curated collection of documentary films and TV shows, such as Academy Award nominee, Waste Land, Chasing Ice, Samsara and Gangster Empire.
Grokker ($7 a month)
Grokker is devoted to alternative exercise with shows on yoga technique, fitness, meditation and cooking. Programs include Yoga Basics and Pilates Sculpt.
Here TV ($8 a month)
The channel devoted to LGBTQ issues features documentaries and short films such as Broke Straight Boys, Work In Progress and The World Unseen.
Sling’s other a la carte channels include Showtime ($10 per month), CuriosityStream ($3 per month), Stingray Karaoke ($7 per month), Dove Channel ($5 per month), Outside TV Features ($5 per month), UP Faith & Family ($5 per month), Pantaya ($6 per month) and NBA League Pass ($28.99 per month).
Sling’s Orange plan starts at $25-a-month and includes ESPN and roughly 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.
— Phillip Swann