Streaming Services Usher in New Era
The cable guy’s days are numbered. Sports lovers in need of an ESPN fix have been keeping cable subscriptions afloat, but that may change thanks to a new service from Dish Network. Sling TV lets viewers watch their favorite sports for $20 a month — along with the Food Network, CNN and Travel Channel — via live Internet streaming, rather than cable or satellite. With similar services from HBO and Showtime due out this year, cable customers may soon be reaching for their scissors.