Sling TV, Dish’s streaming service for cord cutters, just got a little more bang for its buck. The OTT service will soon offer pay-per-view events starting this weekend with UFC: 214: Cormier v. Jones 2, the fight between former titleholder Jon Jones and current champion Daniel Cormier. Access to the event will be offered to Sling TV viewers for $59.99.
Though not many details were given on Sling TV’s plunge into pay-per-view programming, it was confirmed that the UFC would be its first of many offerings.
“We are looking forward to our first pay-per-view event this weekend, and although we haven’t announced specific plans to offer other fights, we will carry additional pay-per-view events in the future,” Ankit Bishnoi, director of content acquisition and strategy at Sling TV, told TechCrunch when asked about the company’s broader pay-per-view plans.
Subscribers can purchase the fight by logging in to “My Account” on Sling.com and clicking on the UFC 214 fight banner. Once purchased, a new channel will appear in the guide, and content will air as soon as event coverage begins. Unfortunately, the fight cannot be recorded with Sling’s DVR.
“Integrating UFC 214 directly into the Sling TV experience is the next step in Sling TV becoming a true cable replacement,” said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV in a statement.