In case you missed me earlier on Periscope, it’s a big day for the team here at Sling TV. Today we officially turned two, and I’m extremely proud of the whole Sling TV team for accomplishing so much since our launch in February 2015. Just a few years ago, nothing like Sling TV existed – we were the first to bring you live TV from your favorite channels over the Internet at an affordable price (still $20 per month!), and we’ve continued to lead the OTT industry with our unique model, new programming and innovative features. Like our team shared earlier today on Periscope, we started with only one base service, three extras and just over 25 channels. Today, we have two base services, seven extras, three premiums and well over 100 channels for our customers to enjoy (not to mention over 30,000 on-demand titles). Each year just gets better and better, and I can’t wait to roll out everything we have in store for 2017.
Gifts for You
In honor of our second birthday, we are celebrating new and existing customers all month long. First up, for those of you that aren’t Sling TV customers yet, it’s your lucky weekend: we will be having a free preview of Sling Orange Saturday, February 11 through Sunday, Feb. 12, just in time for the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead on AMC. Sign up now at sling.com/watchfree – no credit card required! You’ll be able to start streaming at 9 a.m. ET on Saturday, so you can catch AMC’s The Walking Dead marathon before the premiere on Sunday. Not a zombie fan? Catch some college and pro-basketball games on Saturday with Notre Dame vs. Florida State at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN and Oklahoma City vs. Golden State at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3.
And we don’t want to forget about all the awesome existing customers who have made Sling TV what it is today. Your feedback along the way continues to shape Sling TV, and we consider every comment you give us. That’s why we want to give you a few gifts as well.
Thanks to our partners over at HBO and STARZ, you’ll be getting a FREE preview of these premium channels later this month. I’ll share more on that soon. Follow me @RogerLynch and our birthday hashtag #SlingTurnsTwo on Twitter to keep up with the festivities (and surprises!) throughout the month of February.
Today I also announced that we’ll be rolling out DVR to more devices – if you have an Amazon, Android TV or Android mobile device, you have a lot to look forward to soon. After that, we’ll be launching DVR on Apple TV. To find out more about our current cloud DVR beta program, you can visit our blog. Got feedback? Send it on over to DVR@sling.com – we’d love to hear from you!
The Celebration Continues
To show how much we appreciate all our Sling TV customers, we’ve created a time-lapse video of our employees thanking YOU for supporting Sling TV these last two years. Since there are just so many of you, we made one massive birthday card that the Sling TV team signed throughout the day. Check it out, and get a peek into the day-to-day shenanigans that go on here at Sling TV.
So much has happened over these past two years, but it’s just the beginning – our team continues to deliver the best live and on-demand OTT experience for our customers, paving the way for the industry. From new channel launches bringing you your favorite content to our recent cloud DVR announcement, we have a whole lot to celebrate.
Thanks for a great two years, from all of us at Sling TV!
Chief Executive Officer, Sling TV