Sling TV will be taking a page out of the old TV business when it launches a new program called Freeview Weekends which will provide paid subscribers free access to select standalone streaming services every weekend through August 2022. The experience starts with the full suite of SHOWTIME® content, beginning this Friday, June 24, right in time for the season five premiere of “The Chi,” and runs until Monday, June 27.
“SLING launched in 2015 with one goal in mind: provide people easy access to their favorite shows and content, without a bloated monthly bill,” said Gary Schanman, executive vice president and group president of SLING TV. “This sentiment holds true today – if a user wants to subscribe to any of our nearly 50 premium standalone services à la carte, they can do it. And now with Freeview Weekends, our current subscribers can ‘try before they buy’ every Summer weekend with no strings attached by simply turning on SLING to ensure they pay only for what they want to watch.”
During Freeview Weekends, customers have access to standalone streaming services’ live schedule and on-demand content library. Most Freeview offerings will start Friday and run through Monday. Premium streaming services currently slated in the preview lineup include EPIX, Hallmark Movies Now, Curiosity Stream, Sundance Now, AMC+ and more.
Current SLING subscribers can effortlessly access the Freeview experience; the select weekly Freeview service will be automatically available on users’ home page and within the guide through the duration of the Freeview with no strings attached.