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Sling TV Offers Cut Price Promotion

Dish Network is offering a cut price promotion for its Sling TV streaming version of cable, letting people sign up for just $5 for the first month, according to CNBC. Sling’s promotion is a reminder that, while some companies that had launched the streaming cable services have got out of the market, others like Dish remain committed. And their time may be coming. Cord-cutting accelerated in...

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