December 20, 2018
Sling TV, Dish Network’s pioneering online TV platform, says its 2.4 million subscribers still love to rent and watch catalog movies.
The service says subs rented Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles the most in 2018, followed by Black Panther, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and Thor: Ragnarok (Disney).
Most-streamed movies on Sling included catalog titles (in order): Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Jurassic World, Step Brothers(Sony), Deadpool (Fox), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Disney), and The Day After Tomorrow (Fox).
Most-watched TV series included HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” featuring Chip and Joanna Gaines, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS), “Family Guy” (Fox), “House Hunters” (HGTV) and Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”
The rankings are based on viewing trends of subscribers to the $25 monthly Sling Orange and/or Sling Blue options and Extras (transactional VOD) between Jan. 1 and Nov. 27.