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nScreenNoise – Sling TV goes local, fuboTV virtual, MovieSwap nowhere

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The options for watching online TV keep multiplying. Sling TV added a bundle with local channels, and fuboTV is targeting millennial Hispanics with its virtual MVPD solution.

Sling TV does multi-streams and locals

Sling TV does multi-streams and locals

Sling TV continues to bring variety and options to its customers. The company is beta testing a new base package anchored by local Fox broadcast stations. The 30+ channels in the bundle included FX, Fox Sports and other channels from Scripps, Turner and AMC. This package also allows a subscriber to have up to 3 devices accessing the service at one time. Sling’s original base package does not include local channels and allows only one stream at a time.

If you want to combine Sling TV with all your local stations the best way to do it with a Channel Master DVR+. The free-to-air product combines Sling TV with all the local broadcast stations. DVR+ cost $249 for a device without a harddrive, and $399 with 1 TB of storage. There is no subscription cost for DVR+.

Finally, I reported on a new streaming service based on DVDs called MovieSwap in March. The company was unable to reach the 5000 kickstarter supporters institutional investors were looking, and they decided to pass. The effectively ends the chances the service will ever launcher. This is probably a good thing, as the approach was sure to draw a lawsuit from the movie community.

Chapter 1: Sling TVs new Fox-anchored bundle (0:30)

Chapter 2: Channel Master and Sling TV (2:10)

Chapter 3: fuboTV (3:05)

Chapter 4: MovieSwap no more (6:00 )

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