NEW YORK (AP) – Dish Network is offering a new “skinny” bundle of about 50 cable channels that doesn’t include ESPN and some other sports channels.
That gives people who don’t care about sports a way to save money on TV without joining the ranks of “cord cutters.”
Sports channels are among the most expensive for cable and satellite TV companies and are usually included in big cable bundles. That drives up the bill for all customers, whether they enjoy watching ball games or not.
Dish’s new “Flex Pack” starts at $30 a month, not including fees and taxes, while a big cable bundle typically costs about $90.
Analysts say competitors may copy Dish’s approach. That could mean savings for TV lovers who don’t want sports channels.
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