Sling’s AddOns, PPV

(Pictured above: Chris O’Dowd in ‘Get Shorty.’ Source: YouTube)

Sling TV is expanding its selection of movies and shows — not to mention hosting its first pay-per-view event.

First, there’s Epix Drive-In, accessible to both Sling Orange and Sling Blue customers at no additional cost, offering such film classics as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Top Gun.

Then there’s Sling’s Epix premium add-on package combining Epix, Epix 2 and EpixHits. Sling Orange, Sling Blue, Best of Spanish TV and Sling International subscribers can buy it for an extra $5 per month. Epix premium includes the series Get Shorty, which debuts August 13, along with the shows Graves and Berlin Station, and movies such as Star Trek Beyond, Me Before You and Arrival.

Sling is also adding Reelz to its $5-per-month Hollywood Extra, which is available to Orange and Blue subscribers. Reelz features series such as Scandal Made Me Famous, The Kitty Kelley Files and Celebrity Page. Reelz will also debut several series and specials in the coming months, including Elvis Presley: Behind Closed Doors (Aug. 13), Broke and Famous (Sept. 8), US Weekly’s Famous Feuds (Sept. 8), It Happened Here (Nov. 10) and The Stalker Files (Nov. 10).

Sling Orange costs $20 per month; Sling Blue $25 per month. Sling’s ala carte Spanish language services start at $10 a month. For more information about Sling’s streaming services and add-ons, visit

Pay-Per-View: Cormier vs. Jones 2

On a separate note, Sling TV will showcase its first-ever pay-per-view event when it live-streams UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2 this Saturday, July 29.

Former champion Jon Jones will seek to recapture his light heavyweight title against current champion Daniel Cormier. In addition to Cormier vs Jones 2, the card includes UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley versus top-ranked welterweight contender Demian Maia; and former Strikeforce and Invicta featherweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino facing former Invicta bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger. That winner will be named UFC women’s featherweight champion.

Sling  subscribers can pre-order the event for $59.99 by logging in to “My Account” on and clicking on the UFC 214 fight banner. Once purchased, a new channel will appear in the user’s guide and the event will air as soon as coverage begins on July 29.

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A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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