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Sling TV is Moving The El Rey Network


Today Sling TV started to contact subscribers to let them know of a change in their channel lineup. It seems that on June 14th 2017 Sling TV will move El Rey from the Sling Orange package to the Sling Comedy Extra add-on.

El Rey Network is owned by Univision Communications’ and was their second cable network to be offered in English. El Rey is a joint venture between Univision and other parties – including Cox Communications and film director Robert Rodriguez.

The network distributes reality, scripted and animated series, movies, documentaries, news, music, comedy and sports programming. The El Rey Network has a collection of originals like From Dusk Till Daw and Lucha Underground and classics like Knight Rider and Paranormal State. El Rey Network is also known for a large collection of movies like Snake Eater and Levianthan.

Sling TV has not said what if anything will replace the El Rey Network in the Sling Orange plan. For now we will have to wait till June to find out what Sling TV has planned for their Orange plan.

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  • JeffO

    Fine by me, I rarely watch it…..

    • S. Mays

      On the other hand, El Rey is the only reason I consider subscribing to Sling.

      • Nathan John Ganiere

        don’t matter either way to me, I pay extra for the comedy pack cause I still enjoy watching TV Land, Logo, CMT, and GSN……….

        • Nathan John Ganiere

          that and it don’t matter anyhow I get blue not orange and doesn’t say anything about it changing for blue, and didn’t get contacted about it either………..even if it does in blue, still get comedy each month

  • AstroMonster

    I have seen forums where a lot of genre fans only got Sling TV BECAUSE of El Rey….Sling probably knows that and wants to use it to entice them to add the extra package and make more money off them..lol

  • GersonT1000

    I guess I’ll have to find another way to watch Lucha Underground, the only interesting show on there. Kodi it is. And how is this in the comedy package? It’s mostly a bunch of old, bad horror movies.

  • Max Chaos

    Comedy Pack really? Usually they run action and horror movies.

    • Ottis DA Da aD

      Comedy EXTRA pack. It’s not Comedy, it’s extra?

    • Nathan John Ganiere

      GSN network not really comedy either, unless you think Steve Harvey on Family Feud or Jerry Springer is funny on Baggage………LOL, Family Net don’t really belong in Heartland either, more Comedy on that network than anything else………oh well………

      • Nathan John Ganiere

        as for El Rey only extra that would make sense to throw it in, is really Hollywood Extra………

      • Max Chaos

        I know right. It is what it is I guess.

  • Lynnneez

    Why on earth is it being added to the Comedy Add-on. It has zero comedy. Now I have to either lose the channel or consider adding a pack with nothing else I care about. They should have done a better job matching the channel with the pack…they show old cool horror and action and kung fu movies for the most part or old action series, but ZERO comedy and El Rey channel was a big draw for me! Its only available on DTV besides Sling and the way the packages are setup on DTV also makes it difficult to get!

    • Ottis DA Da aD

      Comedy EXTRA pack. It’s not Comedy, it’s extra?

  • Devora Wharton

    Ok this is the 5.00 extra channel?

  • mr Dave

    El Rey Network never heard of it or seen it on Orange SlingTV. I wish they’d remove Comedy central, ESPN, Lifetime, BBC, and drop the price to $15 /mo.

  • youaintjamminbro

    that sux! that was one of my favorite channels