Sling TV To Get HBO Thru Dish-Turner Deal

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In an interesting turn of events, it looks like Apple TV’s claimed exclusivity on the standalone HBO streaming service is over before it started. As part of a Dish and Turner distribution deal, Sling TV, the new over-the-top TV service Dish launched at CES this year, announced today that it will offer HBO’s on-demand content starting on April 12, just in time for the season premiere of HBO’s hit series “Games of Thrones. The new HBO add-on will cost Sling users $15 per month – the same price that Apple TV got for carrying HBO NOW. Steadily gaining traction since its launch, this might just be the big push that Sling TV needs to compete.