For over a year now many Big Ten games have been blacked out on FS1. Sling TV has confirmed to Cord Cutters News that with their new Fox contract, which adds Fox News and BTN, that Big Ten blackout restrictions have been removed.
This means Sling TV customers will no longer miss any Big Ten games.
In the past Sling TV said the reason they did not air the Big Ten games aired on FS1 was because of a fee that FS1 charged. Now Sling TV and its parent company DISH have reached a deal to allow Sling TV to air the games.
This all comes as Sling TV is adding Fox News to the Sling Blue lineup and moving MSNBC from the news add-on to the core Sling Blue package for $30 a month. Big Ten Network (BTN) will launch on Sling TV ahead of the 2020–21 college football season.
Sling Orange and Sling Blue now cost $30 per month each (up from $25 a month) and the price of the combination of Sling Orange and Sling Blue is now $45 a month (up from $40 per month). The Total TV add-on is also increasing by $5, making it $25 per month (up from $20 a month). This is the first price increase subscribers have seen for Sling Blue. Sling Orange last saw a price increase in June 2018.
This is the statement Sling TV made following today’s price increase and channel update: “Sling customers have been clear: they want more live news and sports, and they want a cloud DVR included at purchase—and we listened,” said Warren Schlichting, executive vice president and group president, Sling TV. “Over the past five years, we have proven our dedication to making Sling an exceptional value with unmatched flexibility. These announcements today are further proof points that Sling is the premier live streaming service.”
You can find the full, updated list of channels for both Sling Orange and Sling Blue HERE.
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