Web TV Players Are Finally Creating the Moment of Truth for Cable Providers

The new Apple TV and others put traditional subscriptions in jeopardy

Just over two months ago, Dish unveiled Sling TV at the Consumer Electronics Show. It was a big deal: the service offers premium cable channels like AMC, Adult Swim and the 400 lb. gorilla of cable networks, ESPN, and at $20 a month, live. Its slogan? "Take back TV."

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