A Conversation With Sling TV: Locast Support, Price Hikes, App Updates, and More

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This week, we're spending some time talking with Sling TV's Adam Kucera. The company's director of sales shared with us how the company approaches local channel access, why price hikes happen, how the new app rollout is going, and more.

If you're curious about a particular subject, you're in luck! Below you'll find direct links to the specific topics we discussed during our chat and stay tuned for more interviews with other streaming and cord cutting companies in the future.

And if there are other companies you'd like to learn more about, feel free to share your suggestions in the comments section down below!

0:00 Intro
0:43 Introductions
1:19 Local Channel Access
2:33 Why Some Sling-Supported Devices Don't Yet Support AirTV
3:55 ATSC On The Horizon
4:56 Adding Locast Support
6:07 What Users Will Need To Do If Locast Comes To Their Area
7:10 The Challenges Of Staying In Sync With Streaming Partners
7:55 The Costs Involved In Adding Local Channels
9:54 Customer Preferences For Local Channel Access
11:40 Serving Areas That Struggle To Access Local Channels
12:54 A New User Interface
14:13 Overall Feedback To The New User Interface
14:34 Rollout Schedules For The App Update
15:20 The Potential For Price Hikes
16:27 The Main Drivers Behind Price Increases
17:39 COVID-19's Effects On Sling TV
19:52 Rolling Out Installation Services
21:50 Making Cord Cutting More Approachable
24:25 Areas To Improve In The Future
25:28 Wrapping It All

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