Sling TV continues to announce additional partners to its Orange (25+ channels) and Blue services (40+ channels). Wednesday it announced that NHL Network, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are being added, and in select markets, a “Broadcast Extra” add-on featuring ABC, Univision and UniMás are available.
Sling TV has been adding a lot more to its lineup recently. Early this month, it added GSN, AXS TV (part of the core package) and HDNet Movies. ESPN and SEC Network also landed carriage in September.
Sling TV says it’s the first OTT provider to carry NHL Network. It’s part of the “Sports Extra” pack for Sling Orange (for an extra $5) and Blue (for $10 more), and will have 75 live pro hockey games, on-site coverage, interviews, highlights, expert analysis, amateur and international hockey competitions, and more. Live weekday studio programming will include “NHL Now,” “NHL Tonight” and “On the Fly.” Subs can also see NHL matchups on Sling TV through NBC Sports, NBC (in select markets) and Fox Sports Regional Networks (in select markets).
Both Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are available to Orange and Blue subs. Hallmark Channel will have original movies, scripted series, annual specials, lifestyle programming and classic series. The channel will have more than 20 hours of on demand content as well as the annual “Countdown to Christmas” and “Winterfest,” and tentpole events like “Kitten Bowl” and “Hero Dog Awards.” Meanwhile, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries offers original mystery movie series and dramatic films, as well as classic shows like “Murder, She Wrote,” “Hart to Hart” and “Matlock.” The 8-week event “Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas” is being added as well. Both networks will be added to the “Lifestyle Plus Extra” add-on, which still costs $5 a month.
And there’s another add-on as of Wednesday. “Broadcast Extra,” which costs an extra $5 for Orange and Blue subscribers, now has ABC, Univision and UniMás for the markets of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston, Raleigh-Durham, Fresno-Visalia and San Francisco. Subs in those markets will now see the local feeds automatically when they sign in.