Video: Sling TV Discusses Its Approach to Local Channels, Why Price Hikes Happen, and More

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In case you missed it last week, we published our recent conversation with Sling TV’s Adam Kucera. The roughly 30-minute chat covered a variety of topics, including why price hikes happen, the spread of ATSC 3.0, how Sling approaches local channels, and more. If you’re curious about the company’s stance on particular topics, we’ve provided direct links to specific questions down below.

And stay tuned because we’re aiming to have more conversations with other streaming and cord cutting companies in the future.

Intro
Introductions
Local Channel Access
Why Some Sling-Supported Devices Don’t Yet Support AirTV
ATSC 3.0 On The Horizon
Adding Locast Support
What Users Will Need To Do If Locast Comes To Their Area
The Challenges Of Staying In Sync With Streaming Partners
The Costs Involved In Adding Local Channels
Customer Preferences For Local Channel Access
Serving Areas That Struggle To Access Local Channels
A New User Interface
Overall Feedback To The New User Interface
Rollout Schedules For The App Update
The Potential For Price Hikes
The Main Drivers Behind Price Increases
COVID-19’s Effects On Sling TV
Rolling Out Installation Services
Making Cord Cutting More Approachable
Areas To Improve In The Future
Wrapping It All Up…

You can also check out our recent post about the interview here.

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