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| industry = Pay television| genre = | products = Over-the-top content>OTT Internet television| revenue = | operating_income = | net_income = | assets = | equity = | owner = | num_employees = | parent = Dish Network| divisions = | subsid = | footnotes = Meridian, Colorado| location_country = United States| market cap = weblink}}| slogan = }}Sling Television, commonly known as Sling TV, is an American over-the-top internet television service owned by Dish Network. Unveiled on January 5, 2015, at the Consumer Electronics Show, the virtual multichannel video programming distributor aims to complement subscription video on demand services for cord cutters, offering a selection of major cable channels and OTT-originated services that can be streamed through smart TVs, digital media players and apps.WEB, This is Dish's Sling TV: an internet TV service that lets you stream ESPN for $20,weblink Chris Welch, The Verge, Vox Media, January 5, 2015, NEWS, Dish Sling TV: What is it, and why is everyone talking about it?,weblink Elyse Betters, Pocket-lint, Pocket-lint ltd, January 9, 2015, The service is available in the United States and Puerto Rico as of 2015.Sling TV is led by Erik Carlson who also serves as the President and COO of Dish Network. The service's precursor, the ethnic television service DishWorld, was also brought under the auspices of Sling TV LLC and was rebranded as Sling International.NEWS, Sling TV Introduces Sling International; Launches Nearly 200 Channels in 18 Languages,weblink Dish Network, BusinessWire, April 3, 2015, July 4, 2016, Following an invitation-only beta launch of the service that began in January of that year, Sling TV formally launched on February 9, 2015. {{As of|May 2019}}, the service has 2.4 million subscribers.NEWS, Lack of HBO Fuels Dish’s Loss of 266,000 Satellite Subscribers in Q1, Sling TV Flat,weblink Variety, Penske Media Corporation, May 3, 2019, May 31, 2019,

History

{{Summarize section|date=June 2018}}Dish Network began to trial run an over-the-top ("OTT") internet television provider in 2012 with the launch of DishWorld, a service which provided access to over 50 ethnic and international television networks; DishWorld was initially made available through an app for Roku digital media players.WEB, DishWorld Launches on Roku,weblink Winslow, George, Broadcasting & Cable, NewBay Media, January 5, 2015, In carriage deals that the company struck with major cable channel owners such as A&E Networks, The Walt Disney Company and Scripps Networks Interactive during 2014, Dish Network obtained the over-the-top distribution rights to their networks as part of clauses incorporated into the agreements pertaining to its existing direct broadcast satellite service – a move that served as a stepping stone for Dish towards launching a mainstream OTT offering.NEWS, Dish Adds Food Network, HGTV and Other Scripps Cable Nets to Internet TV Lineup,weblink Spangler, Todd, Variety (magazine), Variety, Penske Media Corporation, September 16, 2014, January 5, 2015, NEWS, Dish And Disney Finalize Output Deal That Ends Their Ad-Hopper Dispute,weblink Liebermann, David, Deadline Hollywood, Penske Media Corporation, March 3, 2014, March 4, 2014, NEWS, Disney, Dish Network reach truce on ad-skipping AutoHop,weblink James, Meg, Los Angeles Times, Tronc, Tribune Publishing, March 3, 2014, May 24, 2014, In November 2014, Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen explained that the company planned to launch its OTT service by the end of that year, and was aiming for the package to retail for around $30 per month. He explained: "the regular linear MVPD business is a mature business. You can't just go back every day and say 'I'm going to raise my rates to make my budget.' You have to figure out other revenue streams and get other people to pay for your product and watch more minutes of your product."WEB, Dish OTT Targets $30 Price Point,weblink Farrell, Mike, Multichannel News, NewBay Media, November 4, 2014, January 5, 2015, The OTT service was officially unveiled as Sling TV on January 5, 2015, in a presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas;WEB, Dish’s New Sling TV Service Could Free You From Cable,weblink Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg LP, January 5, 2015, January 12, 2015, the service is co-branded with the Sling entity owned by Dish Network's former parent Echostar, which also co-branded and provided placeshifting technology for the provider's Hopper with Sling multi-room DVR system. Dish did not provide any specific details on when the service would be launched, beyond "soon."WEB, You Can Finally Get ESPN on the Web, for $20 a Month,weblink Pete Kafka, Re/code, Revere Digital LLC, January 5, 2015, January 5, 2015, WEB, Dish Network Hopper With Sling,weblink Will Greenwald, PC Magazine, Ziff Davis, January 31, 2013, January 5, 2014, The company also announced that the DishWorld service would be absorbed into the Sling TV subsidiary and rebranded as Sling International, and that it also planned to launch a Sling Latino OTT service, which would incorporate various Spanish language networks. Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch explained that the service was designed to target the viewing habits of the 18–35 demographic, which he believed was being ignored by the traditional pay television industry (and is also represented by its slogan, "Take Back TV"). Lynch argued the service's approach required Dish to be selective in how it built the service's lineup, stating that "it would have been easy for us to do deals earlier on if we just agreed to say 'let’s just take these big pay TV packages and put them online.' We would have ended up with $60 or $70 bundles. We don't think that is the way to reach that demographic. We spent a lot of time working with programmers to make sure we had smaller bundles, lower costs and more flexibility." He also noted the importance of reaching a deal to include ESPN onto the service, which he felt was a sign of validity for the provider.WEB, Dish Unveils Sling TV,weblink Mike Farrell, Multichannel News, NewBay Media, January 13, 2015, January 13, 2015, WEB, Dish Network Doesn't Want Sling TV to Become Too Popular,weblink Jeff Berman, TheStreet, January 9, 2015, January 13, 2015, After a one-month, invitation-only beta, Sling TV officially launched on February 9, 2015. That same day, Sling announced that it had reached a carriage deal with AMC Networks, allowing networks such as AMC, IFC, BBC America and SundanceTV to be included as part of the service.NEWS, Dish’s Sling TV to Add AMC to $20 Monthly Internet Package, Launches Nationwide,weblink Todd Spangler, Variety, Penske Media Corporation, February 9, 2015, One week later on February 16, as part of a renewed agreement between Dish and the Paramount Pictures/Lionsgate/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer joint venture Studio 3 Partners to continue its carriage on the company's satellite service, Sling announced that it would carry Epix as part of its "Hollywood Extra" tier – in a package that includes its main channel and all three multiplex services – becoming the first premium channel to be made available on the provider.NEWS, Dish Renews Epix Pact, Will Add Movie Channels to Sling TV Internet Service,weblink Todd Spangler, Variety, Penske Media Corporation, February 16, 2015, Sling expanded its premium channel offerings on April 1, 2015, when Dish announced that it would add HBO to Sling TV as an add-on pack. Similar to the Epix deal, the addition of HBO was part of a wide-ranging deal between Dish Network and Time Warner that included the renewal of its carriage agreement for the Turner Broadcasting System's cable channels.NEWS, Turner and Dish Reach New Distribution Pact,weblink Joe Flint, Shalini Ramachandran, The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones & Company, April 1, 2015, April 6, 2015, {{subscription required}}NEWS, HBO is coming to Sling TV this month,weblink Chris Welch, The Verge, Vox Media, April 1, 2015, April 6, 2015, NEWS, Cut the Cord with Sling TV now with HBO,weblink BuzzMinds, April 18, 2015, Sling added HBO as an add-on pack – which consists of the east and west coast feeds of the primary linear channel (although excluding its six multiplex services), and allows on-demand access to HBO's programming content – on April 9, 2015. The Sling Latino service was introduced on June 4, 2015, featuring two add-on Spanish-language programming tiers, "Paquete Total" and "Paquete Esencial." Customers can purchase two additional add-on packs, "Colombia" and "España." This service does not require the purchase of the "Best of Live TV" package.WEB, Sling TV Streams Out ‘Sling Latino’ Service,weblink Multichannel News, NewBay Media, June 4, 2015, June 5, 2015, On November 19, 2015, Blockbuster LLC migrated the Blockbuster On Demand VOD service exclusively to Sling TV; as a result, Blockbuster and Dish Network began redirecting all Dish customers who subscribed to the service to switch to Sling in order to continue accessing its film content.WEB, Blockbuster on Demand movies have moved to Sling TV!,weblink Ben Weinberger, Sling Blog, Dish Network, LinkedIn, November 19, 2015, April 10, 2017, On April 13, 2016, Sling TV introduced a "multi-stream" package, which allows the ability for up to three users to stream different channels through a single subscription account. The package includes several networks owned by 21st Century Fox, including FX, Fox Sports 1, National Geographic Channel and the regional Fox Sports Networks, but excludes networks owned by The Walt Disney Company (including ESPN, ESPN2, Disney Channel and Freeform) to hold the price of the tier at a moderated rate.WEB, Sling TV launches new $20 package with Fox channels, but no Disney or ESPN,weblink Chris Welch, The Verge, Vox Media, April 13, 2016, Two months later on June 13, Sling added several channels to the multi-stream package: it added FS2, FXX and Nat Geo Wild among the Fox-owned offerings on the tier, and began carrying several channels owned by Viacom Media Networks (including MTV, VH1, BET, Spike, and Comedy Central). The Viacom deal – a caveat of a carriage dispute that Viacom and Dish Network resolved with a renewed agreement to keep Viacom's channels on the satellite provider – notably excluded Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite (although its three sister channels, Nick Jr., Nicktoons and TeenNick, were included, with Nick Jr. being placed on the single-stream service's "Kids Extra" add-on lineup and in the core package, alongside Comedy Central and BET, on the beta multi-stream offering), while several of Viacom's other flagship networks (including MTV, VH1, CMT, BET, Spike and TV Land) were primarily relegated to the service's "Comedy Plus Extra" and "Lifestyle Plus Extra" add-on packs. In addition, the service added support to allow access to its content on Apple TV devices.PRESS RELEASE, Beta Multi-stream update 2: Content from FXX, Nat Geo Wild and FS2 now available in BEST OF LIVE TV™ {{!, Sling Blog|url=http://blog.sling.com/announcements/fxx/|website=Sling Blog|publisher=Dish Network|accessdate=June 13, 2016}}PRESS RELEASE, Sling TV adds Comedy Central, BET, Spike, MTV, Nick Jr., VH1 and more {{!, Sling Blog|url=http://blog.sling.com/announcements/viacom/|website=Sling Blog|publisher=Dish Network|accessdate=June 13, 2016}}PRESS RELEASE, Sling TV now available on Apple TV {{!, Sling Blog|url=http://blog.sling.com/announcements/apple-tv/|website=Sling Blog|publisher=Dish Network|accessdate=June 13, 2016}}WEB, MTV, Comedy Central Coming To Sling TV As Part Of Viacom Deal,weblink Andrew Dodson, Streaming Observer, April 25, 2016, April 10, 2017, WEB, Streaming service Sling TV will add MTV, Comedy Central, Nick Jr & more, following Viacom deal,weblink Sarah Perez, TechCrunch, AOL, April 22, 2016, April 10, 2017, WEB, Sling TV Launches On Apple TV And Adds New Channels,weblink Eric Anthony, Streaming Observer, June 13, 2016, April 10, 2017, Sling restructured its programming tiers on June 30, 2016, redesignating the "Best of Live TV" single-stream tier as "Sling Orange" and the multi-stream package as "Sling Blue". Additionally, the service added most of the NBCUniversal family of networks (including USA Network, Bravo, Syfy, Golf Channel, CNBC, MSNBC, E!, Oxygen, NBC Universo, NBCSN and most of the regional Comcast SportsNet channels), as well as BBC America, BBC World News and Vibrant TV; the NBCUniversal channels joined sister service Local Now (an OTT-exclusive service of NBC-part-owned The Weather Channel), which initially launched as a Sling-exclusive offering on January 25. In addition, subscribers could also stream NBC stations in all markets where the network has an owned-and-operated station.WEB, Sling TV Adds NBC Sports, MSNBC, BBC America, & More to Their Lineup,weblink Cord Cutters News, June 30, 2016, June 30, 2016, With this, Sling began offering existing and prospective subscribers an upper-end tier comprising the channels featured on both Sling Orange and Blue, as well as those that are restricted to the respective tiers. Those subscribing to the "extra" add-on packs are required to subscribe to the Sling Orange tier in order to access the Disney–ABC Television Group channels and Sling Blue to stream the NBCUniversal channels included in the service's subtiers. Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic were not among the CSN networks initially available in markets served by those channels, and would not be added to Sling until April 2, 2017.WEB, Sling TV to Add NBC Regional Sports Nets In April,weblink Phillip Swann, TV Answer Man, March 2, 2017, April 10, 2017, On September 8, 2016, coinciding with the channel's September 10 premiere of (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Sling TV began carrying Starz as a premium add-on; its rollout was commemorated with a seven-day free preview of the Starz package to existing subscribers. The service also added the six regional Pac-12 Networks to its "Sports Extra" tiers, and added support for Windows 10 users through the launch of an app for the operating system.WEB, Sling TV Adds Starz, Pac-12 Network, And Windows 10 Support,weblink Eric Anthony, Streaming Observer, September 8, 2016, April 10, 2017, During October 2016, the service also added six additional channels to its lineup: Game Show Network (on the "Comedy Extra" tier), AXS TV (on the main "Sling Blue" lineup), HDNet Movies (on the "Hollywood Extra" tier), NHL Network (on the "Sports Extra" tier), Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (both on the "Lifestyles Plus Extra" tier). On November 2, the OTT business news service Cheddar was added to Sling's base tiers, while Sling Kids and TheBlaze respectively joined the Kids Extra and World News Extra tiers; two weeks later on November 16, NBA TV was added to the "Sports Extra" tier.WEB, Sling TV Adds Three New Channels,weblink Cord Cutters News, November 2, 2016, November 2, 2016, PRESS RELEASE, NBA TV Now Available on Sling TV,weblink Sling Blog, Dish Network, November 16, 2016, November 16, 2016, In April 2017, Sling began offering Showtime as an add-on pack. The east and west coast feeds of the primary Showtime linear channel and its seven multiplex services are included in the package, which also grants access to Showtime's on-demand service; sister channels The Movie Channel and Flix have been excluded from the package ever since Showtime's addition to Sling. With the addition, Sling became the first over-the-top MVPD streaming service to offer all five major premium networks: HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz and Epix.WEB, ‘Homeland,’ ‘Shameless’ and more: welcome to Sling TV, SHOWTIME!,weblink Sling TV Blog, April 4, 2017, April 5, 2017, PRESS RELEASE, SHOWTIME® Arrives on Sling TV,weblink Dish Network, BusinessWire, April 5, 2017, April 10, 2017, WEB, Sling TV Gets Showtime,weblink Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News, NewBay Media, April 5, 2017, April 10, 2017, WEB, Sling TV now offers Showtime for additional $10 per month,weblink Chris Welch, The Verge, Vox Media, April 5, 2017, April 10, 2017, WEB, Sling TV Adds Showtime To Its Premium Network Offerings,weblink David Lieberman, Deadline Hollywood, Penske Media Corporation, April 5, 2017, April 10, 2017, WEB, Showtime Lands on Dish’s Sling TV as Skinny-Bundle Add-On Option,weblink Todd Spangler, Variety, Penske Media Corporation, April 5, 2017, April 10, 2017, WEB, Sling TV adds Weather Nation and Showtime Family Zone,weblink Jeff Chabot, HD-Report, July 12, 2017, July 31, 2017, This was followed on April 5, with the introduction of the "Heartland Extra" add-on tier (including six newly added channels, Family Net, Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, PixL, World Fishing Network and RFD-TV), and expanded its "Best of Spanish TV" tier with the additions of Estrella TV, V-me Kids and El Financiero-Bloomberg TV.WEB, Sling Adds Showtime, Family, Spanish Chs.,weblink TVNewsCheck, NewsCheck Media, April 5, 2017, April 10, 2017, WEB, Showtime Is Now Available to Sling TV Subscribers,weblink Reid Nakamura, The Wrap, The Wrap Media, LLC, April 5, 2017, April 10, 2017, WEB, Sling TV adds Showtime, expands its add-on lineup,weblink Sarah Perez, TechCrunch, April 5, 2017, April 10, 2017, Maker and Polaris TV were removed from the service in May 2017.WEB, Sling TV Is Making Big Changes to Its Lineup,weblink Luke Bouma, Cord Cutters News, May 21, 2017, May 21, 2017, On June 14, 2017, Sling TV moved the El Rey Network from the Orange package to the Comedy Extra add-on. However, the channel remained in the Blue package.WEB, Sling TV is Moving The El Rey Network,weblink Luke Bouma, Cord Cutters News, May 16, 2017, May 21, 2017, Subsequently, on July 12, concurrent with the addition of Showtime Family Zone, Sling added WeatherNation TV to the "News Extra" add-on pack. On March 29, 2019, Sling TV added MLB Network & MLB Strike Zone to its "Sports Extra" package.WEB, Sling TV adds MLB Network just in time for Opening Day,weblink Amrita Khalid, Engadget, March 28, 2019, June 25, 2019,

Features and availability

Sling TV is not designed to be a full substitute for a "traditional" pay television provider, but as a complement to subscription-based online services (such as Prime Video, Hulu, Netflix and YouTube Premium).NEWS, DishWorld Launches on Roku: Dish will offer more than 50 international channels on the Roku streaming platform,weblink George Winslow, Broadcasting & Cable, NewBay Media, May 23, 2012, January 5, 2015, However, on February 22, 2017, Dish Network CEO Charlie Ergen admitted that although it was positioned as a complementary service, he considered Sling TV now to be "a direct replacement for cable and satellite."WEB, Ergen: ‘OTT is now a direct replacement for cable and satellite’,weblink Fierce Cable, February 22, 2017, March 7, 2017, The service originally had several limitations for contractual, economic, and technological reasons: only one stream could be used per account, there was no DVR functionality beyond the ability to pause and rewind programs, and the service did not offer local broadcast television stations or regional sports networks.NEWS, Offering live sports online could harm league, team revenues,weblink Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, The Seattle Times Company, January 15, 2015, January 15, 2015, Sling CEO Roger Lynch explained that including local broadcast stations and regional sports networks would drive up the price of the service from the high fees demanded by networks and station owners; he also cited that most cord cutters already have either an antenna or a subscription to a streaming service, such as Hulu, with which to view programming from the major broadcast networks.WEB, Dish Unveils Internet Pay-TV Service, Sling TV, Starting at $20 per Month,weblink Variety, Penske Media Corporation, January 5, 2015, January 5, 2015, WEB, Why Dish’s Sling TV Skinny Internet Bundle Isn’t a Game-Changer,weblink Variety, Penske Media Corporation, January 5, 2015, January 5, 2015, Despite these initial reservations, Sling has since begun offering owned-and-operated stations of ABC, NBC and Fox in select markets. {{As of|October 2016}}, Sling TV does not carry CBS, Telemundo (either its national feed or local stations, nor its sister network NBC Universo, which has since been removed from the Sling Blue tier), affiliates of The CW and MyNetworkTV, member stations of PBS and its affiliated networks, and most independent stations. Sling subscribers with Channel Master DVR+ devices, which support antenna-based tuning capability, can access local broadcast stations independently of the Sling TV app.WEB, CES 2016: Channel Master Tunes in Sling TV,weblink Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News, NewBay Media, January 5, 2016, April 24, 2017, On December 15, 2016, Sling TV began invitation-only beta testing of a cloud DVR that would allow subscribers to record programs from select channels carried on its programming tiers; initially available as part of a phased rollout to select Sling TV subs who access the service on Roku players and enabled television sets, the DVR allows up to 100 hours of recording storage, the ability to record multiple programs simultaneously, and automatically manages storage space to by deleting the oldest "watched" recording when the storage capacity becomes full to make room for additional recordings. Due to contractual limitations, users are unable to record content from certain channels, particularly those owned by Disney–ABC Television Group. The cloud DVR expanded to Amazon Fire TV subscribers through a "First Look" early access program, which allows users to purchase up to 50 hours of content storage.PRESS RELEASE, SLING TV INTRODUCES CLOUD DVR, TO DEBUT IN BETA FOR SELECT ROKU USERS,weblink Sling TV Newsroom, Dish Network, November 28, 2016, April 10, 2017, WEB, Sling TV Cloud DVR Trial Goes Live,weblink Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News, NewBay Media, December 15, 2016, April 10, 2017, WEB, Sling TV CEO: Cloud DVR Will Be ‘Transformational For Our Business’,weblink Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News, NewBay Media, January 6, 2017, April 10, 2017, WEB, Sling TV takes on rivals with launch of a cloud DVR,weblink Sarah Perez, TechCrunch, AOL, November 28, 2016, April 10, 2017, WEB, Sling TV launches cloud DVR feature hours before DirecTV Now unveiling,weblink John Falcone, CNET, CBS Interactive, November 28, 2016, April 10, 2017, WEB, Sling TV expands access to its Cloud DVR, as streaming TV competition heats up,weblink Sarah Perez, TechCrunch, AOL, March 9, 2017, April 10, 2017,

Supported devices

Sling TV content can be streamed via a number of platforms: at launch, these included Android and Apple iOS devices; Android TV; Apple TV; macOS, and Windows computers; LG and Samsung smart TVs; and Amazon Fire TV, Nexus Player, Roku, and Xbox One devices. (Streaming of ESPN networks through WatchESPN is also offered to subscribers.) On January 5, 2016, Channel Master added a Sling TV app to its DVR+ products via a firmware update, allowing users to access Sling content through the device's channel guide; because of clauses in digital distribution rights Dish Network maintains with content providers, Channel Master users cannot record channels through the Sling TV app.WEB, DVR+ Software update - Support,weblink Channel Master, January 5, 2016, Supported Sling TV devices include:{{col-float|colwidth=25em}}

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Reception

Sling TV was named the CES 2015 "Best Home Theater Product", "Best Software/App", and "Best in Show" by Engadget, for its clear goal and pricing, its "intuitive, user-friendly and surprisingly well-done" interface, and the fact that the service "may very well be the beginning of the end for traditional pay TV" in the United States.WEB, Presenting the Best of CES 2015 winners!,weblink Mat Smith, Engadget, AOL, January 13, 2015, Some broadcasters have been hesitant about over-the-top services such as Sling TV, showing concern that they may undermine their carriage deals with larger conventional cable, satellite and Internet TV providers. Time Warner initially noted that the carriage of its channels on the service was only for a "trial" basis, while both Time Warner's CEO Jeffrey Bewkes and an analyst from investment firm Macquarie Capital claimed that current contract language in Dish's OTT carriage deals with the service's content distributors would cap the number of subscribers that the service is allowed to have at any given time to 5 million. Neither Dish Network or its content providers have confirmed any such cap.WEB, Report: Sling TV Subscriber Cap Revealed,weblink David Murphy, PC Magazine, Ziff Davis, April 5, 2015, April 7, 2015, On April 4, 2015, some Sling TV users were affected by brief outages preventing them from streaming portions of TBS' coverage of an NCAA Final Four game between the Duke Blue Devils and Michigan State Spartans, prompting criticism of the service's technical issues over social media. On April 6, 2015, Sling TV said that the errors, which affected between 1,000 and 2,000 users, were the result of network server failures caused by high volumes of subscriber traffic (including by new users that signed up in time for the Final Four), explaining that "while the viewing experience was spot on for the vast majority our customers, we were able to rebalance traffic loads for those who were affected [through traffic redirection to a different network provider] and improve the experience for the remainder of the evening." Roger Lynch later stated that the service would limit future outages by upgrading its software to automatically switch from the main to a backup provider during spikes in streaming demand.WEB, Sling TV Struggles During Final Four,weblink Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News, NewBay Media, April 6, 2015, April 7, 2015, WEB, Sling TV Outage During Final Four Exposes Web Streaming Weakness,weblink Bloomberg News, Advertising Age, April 6, 2015, WEB, How March Madness Showed Streaming TV Isn’t Perfect Yet,weblink Victor Luckerson, Time (magazine), Time, Time Inc., April 6, 2015, April 7, 2015, In July 2015, Sling TV accused NBC Owned Television Stations, a division of Comcast's NBCUniversal unit, of refusing to air advertising for the service on NBC owned-and-operated stations in major markets as a form of protectionism. CEO Roger Lynch stated that "Comcast has a demonstrated history of shutting down ideas it doesn't like or understand, predictably to its benefit and at the expense of consumers."WEB, Comcast's NBC refuses to air commercials for Sling TV,weblink The Verge, Vox Media, July 31, 2015, August 1, 2015,

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