Dish takes AMC, Encore live on Sling, enables Showtime Anytime on core service

Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) made a series of moves Tuesday that are bound to please its multiscreen enthusiast customers.

The company announced that AMC Networks channels AMC and IFC have gone live on the basic service of its new OTT product, Sling TV.

Also rendered live via a $5 add-on "Hollywood Extra" package are the four EPIX premium channels, EPIX, EPIX2, EPIX3 and EPIX Drive-In, as well as AMC Networks' Sundance Channel.

Dish said VOD viewing for AMC and IFC, as well as the Hollywood package is coming soon. However, a replay feature is enabled on the Hollywood Extra channels that allows DVR-like viewing (without a DVR) of shows up to seven days after initial airing.

Meanwhile, relating to its broader pay-TV services, Dish also said Tuesday that it is now enabling authenticated viewing of Showtime Anytime. Rights to the TV Everywhere component were hammered out late last year as part of Dish's overall deal with CBS Corp.

For more:
- read this Dish Network press release
- and this Sling TV release

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