Sling Freestream Adds Eight New Channels

Sling Freestream has added eight new channels, including dedicated dog programming, Broadway shows, high-stakes poker and coverage of the fastest growing sport in America — pickleball.

New Sling Freestream channels include:

  • Ace TV, offering action, adventure, mystery and drama;
  • Pickle TV, all about the fastest growing sport in America, pickleball;
  • The Red Green Channel, which follows a hapless handyman, Red Green, as he welcomes viewers to Possum Lake, Canada, where Red, his nerdy nephew Harold and other colorful characters film a do-it-yourself TV show;
  • Fido TV, a channel dedicated to dogs with original programming that includes episodes on specific breeds, training and behavioral issues, and rescue shows;
  • Lacrosse TV, the premiere multi-platform media network devoted to the sport of lacrosse;
  • MotoAmerica TV, curated by MotoAmerica, which features an extensive library of races and additional content of the Superbike, Stock 1000, Supersport, Twins Cup, and Junior Cup classes from throughout the series’ history;
  • Broadway on Demand, which provides fans with a 360 degree view of shows from Broadway, Off Broadway, West End, documentaries and more; and
  • World Poker Tour, which ignited the global poker boom with a television show based on a series of high-stakes tournaments.

With the addition of the new programming, Sling Freestream features more than 24 channels of free sports programming. In addition, the Sling Freestream library contains 24 entertainment-devoted channels with movies and TV shows. Sling Freestream now offers more than 275 channels and more than 41,000 on demand titles that are all free.

Sling Freestream is available through the Sling app on Roku, Comcast, LG, Samsung, Xbox and Vizio devices.

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Docs ‘Pizza, A Love Story’ and ‘Seniors: A Dogumentary’ Due on DVD Sept. 29 From MVD

Two documentaries, Pizza, A Love Story and Seniors: A Dogumentary, are coming out on DVD and VOD Sept. 29 from MVD Entertainment Group and What Were We Thinking Films.

Pizza, A Love Story explores three pizza places in New Haven, Conn., Sally’s, Pepe’s and Modern. They are not only a cornerstone of New Haven’s Italian-American heritage but also the establishments that set the bar for this immediately recognizable comfort food.

Filmmaker Gorman Bechard tells the story of the evolution of this modern day food staple from the landing of Italian immigrants on our shores to the rusted wheels of Frank Pepe’s bread cart, taking a journey from old world Italy into present-day New Haven.

Pizza, A Love Story is not just a tale of three restaurants but of three families. Extras include commentary from director Gorman Bechard and co-producers Dean Falcone and Colin M. Caplan; Lyle Lovett on Pepe’s Pizzeria; Michael Bolton on Wooster Street; Making Pizza with Modern’s Bill Pustari; “Italian American culture in New Haven”; “Urban Renewal in New Haven”; “Hy Katz Explains the Pizza Boy Song”; “There Can Be No Favorites”; Q&A with director Gorman Bechard and co-producers Dean Falcone and Colin M. Caplan on opening night in New Haven; the original opening; and original trailers.


Seniors: A Dogumentary is a portrayal of the vitality of senior dogs and features Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, the celebrated forever-foster home-based sanctuary in Mount Juliet, Tenn., and Chaser the Border Collie, known as the smartest dog in the world.

Their stories are brought together through the lens of famed photographer Jane Sobel Klonsky. Klonsky is the author of the book Unconditional: Older Dogs, Deeper Love. She specializes in capturing the cherished relationship between senior dogs and their owners.

The film follows Zina and Michael Goodin, the Old Friends founders, as they relocate into their current facilities, and introduces viewers to Leo, a social media phenom who became the most popular dog in the sanctuary’s history. Viewers also meet Dr. John W. Pilley Jr. and his beloved Chaser. Not only had Chaser learned the names of over 1,000 toys, she could also differentiate between nouns and verbs, understand full sentences, and mimic Dr. Pilley’s actions after just observing them once. Director Bechard also made A Dog Named Gucci (winner of the 2015 ASPCA Media Excellence Award).

Extras include a Q&A at the world premiere in Nashville; watching the total solar eclipse at Old Friends Senior Dogs Sanctuary; “Jane photographs Leo and Friends”; “Michael’s Thoughts on Senior Dogs”; “More about Leo”; “Springsteen vs. the Paper Towel Roll”; Jane’s photographs of the dogs at Old Friends Senior Dogs Sanctuary; behind-the-scenes photographs; director’s commentary; and trailers.