Sling TV CEO: “TV needs to be more like Spotify and less like Comcast”




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Roger Lynch, the CEO of Sling TV, didn’t hold back yesterday at CES during Sling TVs press event. He took direct aim at Comcast, one of the biggest forces pushing back against Sling TV. During the event Roger said, “TV needs to be more like Spotify and less like Comcast.”

In just one more jab at cable TV Roger Lynch went on to announce that unlike cable TV Sling TV will not be having a price increase and will still be just $20.

He went on to say flexibility is important to Sling TV. He pointed out it is not just about taking the content with you but also about being on the devices people want.

In addition to the new user interface, there will be a new search and discovery feature that will search across all channels similarly to Roku’s universal search. For example, if you want to watch the Big Bang Theory, the feature will find the show on every channel Sling TV has.

In what may be a killer feature for sports fans Sling TV Sports will show you all the sporting events on at this time in their new Sports tab. The new tab will show sporting events not just from their sports channels but also from every channel, including channels like TNT, which will show up in the sports section whenever they broadcast a sporting event. Sling TV even added ESPN 3 content to the sports section as part of the $20 package. If its on ESPN 3, you will find it in the Sports tab of Sling TV.

Roger ended the show by saying Sling TV will add more devices throughout 2016. Whereas there were no details on what devices that may be many wonder if it is the long hoped for Apple TV Sling TV app.

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