Newswire: Dish Network debuts streaming service with ESPN, some other stuff we guess

Weeks after asking consumers, “Will you keep watching Dish Network? Please?” by integrating Netflix into its set-top boxes, the satellite provider has made one more step in the direction of eliminating those set-top boxes entirely. That step is Sling, the company’s version of the cord-cutting Internet TV services that are generally agreed to be the future of the medium. However, at the moment that future looks pretty dystopian, at least for the non-sports fans out there.

The good news is that the Sling package, which goes for $20 a month, does include ESPN, by far the most expensive cable channel and the sole reason many an athletically minded consumer has continued to pay for cable. Beyond that, Sling’s roster isn’t all that impressive, offering up a dozen channels including the aforementioned ESPN, ESPN2, Disney Channel, ABC Family, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, TNT, CNN, TBS, Cartoon Network …

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