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No HBO? No Problem: Sling TV to Offer HBO Streaming Service in Time for ‘Game of Thrones’

No HBO? No Problem: Sling TV to Offer HBO Streaming Service in Time for 'Game of Thrones'

Exciting news in the world of cord cutters this week: Dish’s Sling TV will be the first live internet TV service to offer VOD content from HBO, and the new service will be available Sunday, April 12 — just in time for the hotly awaited “Game of Thrones” premiere.

Customers who sign up for Sling’s “Best of Live TV” package—which, for a $20 monthly baseline, includes ESPN, AMC, A&E, TNT, History Channel, IFC, Cartoon Network and a whole lot more—can access HBO for an extra $15 a month. Not a bad deal, considering. Sling’s HBO service includes the same library offered on other platforms, including HBO Go, which has all of the network’s original series.

HBO’s own a la carte service, HBO Now, will also launch in April with Apple TV and Cablevision Systems.

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Sling TV’s curated bundle of streaming TV channels launched in February and is available across streaming devices, online and on set-tops like Roku, Amazon’s Fire TV, Google’s Nexus Player and more. Throughout the year, Dish promises to expand SlingTV’s offerings — which, as overall emphasis in TV continues to shift away from the old world of cable boxes, could mean we’ll see content from broadcast networks Fox, ABC, CBS and NBC.

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