by Artie Beaty
July 26, 2017
If you needed any more proof that streaming services are disrupting the traditional cable industry, here it is. Sling TV announced today that they’re taking on one of cable’s last strongholds: the pay per view.
Sling TV will offer their very first pay per view event this Saturday, July 29 – UFC 214: Corimier vs. Jones 2. Fans will need to pony up $59.99 to watch, and can order the event by signing on to Sling.com and clicking on the UFC banner.
Of course, this begs the question: what’s next? While Sling hasn’t announced any further plans for pay per view events, the bout that’s on everyone’s mind is coming up in just a month. Will Sling offer the Mayweather vs McGregor Megafight as a pay per view option?
The timing of their first offering is certainly curious. Could UFC 214 be a test run of sorts for Sling to make sure all the bugs are worked out? You can bet that if Sling TV has the ability at all to offer the Mayweather vs McGregor fight, they’ll certainly do it. Regardless of how unmatched many people feel the competitors are, Mayweather-McGregor is going to be one of the most watched bouts in some time.