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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
With all the Price Increases I figured I would update this "By Price Point" Breakdown
From a sports fan perspective (English Language Only). This does not include any temporary promotional prices

$25/month - Sling Orange - ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 content, TBS, TNT
The cheapest price point available to get ESPN/2/Major Turner networks

$25/month - Sling Blue - FS1, FS2, NBCSN, Local FOX/NBC affiliate and RSN (if available), TBS, TNT, TruTV, NFL Network
The cheapest price point available to get FOX/NBC/Turner/NFL Network

$30/month - Sling Orange & Sports Pack - ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 content, ESPNNEWS, ESPNU, ESPN Goal Line/Bases Loaded, SEC Network, TBS, TNT, PAC 12 Network, NBA Network, NHL Network, BEIN Sports, Stadium, OutsideTV, Motorsport TV
The cheapest price point available to get all ESPN Networks with some other specialty sport networks.

$35/month - Sling Blue & Sports Pack - FS1, FS2, NBCSN, Local Fox/NBC Affiliate and RSN (if available), TBS, TNT, TruTv, NFL Network, NFL RedZone, NBA Network, NHL Network, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel, Pac 12 Network, BEIN Sports, Stadium, OutsideTV, Motorsport TV
Gets you pretty much all sports channels except the ESPN Networks, CBSSN, Big 10 Network, MLB Network, and Tennis Channel.

$40/month - YouTube TV - ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNNEWS, ESPNU, FS1, FS2, CBSSN, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel, TBS, TNT, TruTV, Big 10 Network, SEC Network, MLB Network, NBA Network, Tennis Channel, Local ABC/NBC/CBS/FOX Affiliate and RSN (if available)
YouTube TV is perfect for sports fans who can live without NFL Network, NHL Network, BEIN, or PAC 12 Network

Hulu Live TV is also available at this price point. It includes ESPN Goal Line/Bases Loaded but does not include Tennis Channel, MLB Network, or NBA Network.

DirecTV Now "Live a Little" is also available at this price point but includes only ESPN/2, FS1, NBCSN, TBS, TNT, TruTV, and Local Channels if available.

Sling Orange/Blue Combo is also available at $40/month but the only advantage of this package is you get NFL Network access along with ESPN and ESPN2, which DirecTV Now, Hulu, and YouTube do not offer. You also lose your CBS affiliate if available, CBSSN, and Big 10 Network along with the Hulu and YouTube Sports Exclusives listed above.

$45/month - FuboTv - FS1, FS2, CBSSN, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel, TBS, TNT, TruTV, Big 10 Network, PAC 12 Network, NFL Network, NBA Network, BEIN, Eleven Sports, Local NBC/CBS/FOX and RSN (If available)
Fubo has a sports pack available for additional $9/month which will add NFL Redzone and other minor Sports Networks/Alternate feeds like Stadium

$50/month - PS Vue Core - ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNNEWS, ESPNU, FS1, FS2, CBSSN, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel, TBS, TNT, TruTV, Big 10 Network, SEC Network, NFL Network, MLB Network, NBA Network, Local ABC/NBC/CBS/FOX affiliate and RSN (if available)
If you can live without NHL Network, BEIN, PAC 12 Network, or Tennis Channel and need the NFL Network, this is the best package for you.

Sling Orange/Blue Combo with Sports is also available at $50/month. The advantage of this over PS Vue at the same price point is NFL Redzone, NHL Network, PAC 12 Network, and BEIN. However you lose the Big 10 Network, CBSSN, and your local CBS if available. This is the cheapest way to get NFL Red Zone along with the ESPN Networks.

$55/month - DirecTV Now Just Right - ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNNEWS, ESPNU, FS1, NBCSN, TBS, TNT, TruTV, Big 10 Network, SEC Network, MLB Network, Tennis Channel, Local ABC/NBC/CBS/FOX affiliate and RSN (if available)
From a sports fan perspective, the only advantage this has over PS Vue Core is it has the Tennis Channel. PS Vue Core has more sports for cheaper price.

$60/month - PS Vue Core w/ Sports Pack - ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNNEWS, ESPNU, FS1, FS2, CBSSN, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel, TBS, TNT, TruTV, Big 10 Network, SEC Network, NFL Network, MLB Network, NBA Network, Local ABC/NBC/CBS/FOX affiliate and RSN (if available), SPORTS PACK CHANNELS - NFL Red Zone, ESPN Goal Line/Bases Loaded, ESPN Classic, Eleven Sports, the Fox College Sports Networks Trio, Longhorn Network, MLB Strike Zone, Outside TV, and National feeds of NESN and NBC RSN's.
This gets you virtually every English Language sports channel except NHL Network, BEIN, PAC 12 Network, and the Tennis Channel

$65/month - DirecTV Now Go Big - ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNNEWS, ESPNU, FS1, FS2, CBSSN, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel, TBS, TNT, TruTv, Big 10 Network, SEC Network, MLB Network, NBA Network, NHL Network, Tennis Channel, Sportsman Channel, TVG, Local ABC/NBC/CBS/FOX affiliate and RSN (if available)
Only an advantage over PS Vue Core w/ Sports Pack if you want NHL Network and Tennis channel instead of NFL Network and NFL Redzone
(This post was last modified: 07-03-2018 12:17 PM by solohawks.)
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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
T-Mobile's 5G service at the 600 MHz frequency that can penetrate buildings has started carrier aggregation with a limited number of phones which can pick up the signal.

They have a deal which is 2 lines of 50GB data for $120 plus a netflix subscription thrown in. It might be possible to replace home internet service with it. Do a 2 for 1 deal with an S9 and a LG V30 which has a great battery as a hotspot phone.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/save-much...45276.html

Quote:Included in today's announcement are some details on T-Mobile's upcoming 600MHz plans. Starting this month, T-Mobile will begin enabling carrier aggregation for 600MHz LTE and mid-band LTE, which will allow customers with capable devices to access the capacity of both at the same time and get faster download speeds. T-Mobile also says that it plans to start deploying 600MHz Extended Range LTE in Puerto Rico this fall.

T-Mobile spent nearly $8 billion on 600MHz licenses in an FCC spectrum auction last year, and lately it's been aggressively deploying the coverage across the country. It's easy to understand why, because the 600MHz LTE signal reaches twice as far as T-Mobile's mid-band LTE and is also four times better at penetrating buildings.

In order to access T-Mobile's 600MHz LTE coverage, you'll need a compatible device. T-Mobile currently sells six devices 600MHz devices — the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy S8 Active, LG G7 ThinQ, LG V30, and LG K30 — and T-Mo says that more than 12 additional 600MHz devices will launch in 2018.

https://www.phonedog.com/2018/06/06/t-mo...00-markets
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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
(07-03-2018 08:24 PM)Kittonhead Wrote:  T-Mobile's 5G service at the 600 MHz frequency that can penetrate buildings has started carrier aggregation with a limited number of phones which can pick up the signal.

They have a deal which is 2 lines of 50GB data for $120 plus a netflix subscription thrown in. It might be possible to replace home internet service with it. Do a 2 for 1 deal with an S9 and a LG V30 which has a gbreat battery as a hotspot phone.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/save-much...45276.html

Quote:Included in today's announcement are some details on T-Mobile's upcoming 600MHz plans. Starting this month, T-Mobile will begin enabling carrier aggregation for 600MHz LTE and mid-band LTE, which will allow customers with capable devices to access the capacity of both at the same time and get faster download speeds. T-Mobile also says that it plans to start deploying 600MHz Extended Range LTE in Puerto Rico this fall.

T-Mobile spent nearly $8 billion on 600MHz licenses in an FCC spectrum auction last year, and lately it's been aggressively deploying the coverage across the country. It's easy to understand why, because the 600MHz LTE signal reaches twice as far as T-Mobile's mid-band LTE and is also four times better at penetrating buildings.

In order to access T-Mobile's 600MHz LTE coverage, you'll need a compatible device. T-Mobile currently sells six devices 600MHz devices — the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy S8 Active, LG G7 ThinQ, LG V30, and LG K30 — and T-Mo says that more than 12 additional 600MHz devices will launch in 2018.

https://www.phonedog.com/2018/06/06/t-mo...00-markets

This could complement the T-Mo TV that is rolling out at the end of the year.
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