Sling TV adds price hike, a la carte channels

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Sling TV is raising the base price of its core packaging and creating an à la carte service the company said in a press release.

Why it matters: Sling has been there for cord-cutters since the beginning of over-the-top TV service. Now in order to compete with Hulu, YouTube TV, Amazon Channels and DirecTV Now, subscribers are now free to watch the "free-tiered content" and buy add-on packages without the base subscription, including pay-per-view.