We recommend: Try Sling TV for free.Sling TVSling TV is based on a simple idea that cord cutters and disgruntled cable subscribers have been advocating for a really long time: a la carte channel subscriptions. It's a simple concept: many of us don't use all of the 200 or more channels that cable companies insist on bundling together. And since we only want a few of them, why should we pay for all of them? We should be allowed to pick and choose the channels we want, and pay only for what we're actually using. That's why we created this Sling TV channel list – to help you pick out your ideal channels, and scrap the others!Sling TV isn't perfect (check out our review of Sling TV to see why), but it's a great step towards the ideal of complete la carte channel subscriptions. Sling TV offers a range of base packages and add-on packages to help you replace cable on a budget. The only trick is choosing the right packages – and we're here to help you do that. This is our Sling TV channel list, complete with descriptions of the channels and a comparison of what's available with each of Sling TV's three base packages.Base PackagesNFL NetworkThe NFL's dedicated channel features game replays, documentaries, analysis, and more. It's all NFL, all the time.ChannelDescriptionSling OrangeSling BlueSling Orange + BlueA&EA&E's mix of popular programming includes drama (Criminal Minds) and plenty of reality TV (Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars).AMCMovies and original series like Fear the Walking Dead.AXS TVAXS is a music-focused channel that also offers other types of programming, including mixed martial arts.BBC AmericaThe British Broadcasting Company's American cousin shows BBC original programming.BETBET airs reality shows and more targeting an African-American audience.Available in ExtrasBloombergAnother news station, Bloomberg Television includes programs like Bloomberg Markets and Charlie Rose.BravoReality shows and game shows like Top Chef dominate this channel.Cartoon Network/Adult SwimCartoon Network plays great cartoons aimed at kids; Adult Swim features offbeat comedies aimed at adults. Just like with normal cable, these channels share airspace on Sling TV and won't both be available at once.CheddarA Sling exclusive, Cheddar is a finance news channel with a focus on startups and technology.CNNCNN airs news coverage and news programming around the clock.Comedy CentralComedy Central airs all comedy all the time. Among their best-known programs are South Park and The Daily Show.Disney ChannelDisney's TV channel offers original shows and made-for-TV movies aimed at kids.El ReyThis English-language channel targets a Latino audience. Reality shows share space with gritty drama and action programming.ESPNThe country's most popular sports channel. Live sports and news, plus access to online content via the WatchESPN app.ESPN2More content from ESPN, including college sports, news, and more.ESPN3ESPN's online-only content, branded as ESPN3, usually covers more minor sporting events.FlamaFlama is Univision's OTT service. It offers English-language programming aimed a young Latino audience.Food NetworkCooking and restaurant shows like Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.FOX On Demand (local broadcasts in some markets)Sling TV's own channel list is a little misleading. The Blue package does not include a live stream of FOX. Instead, it offers FOX programming on demand.FOX Sports Regional Networks (local broadcasts in some markets)FOX Sports Regional Networks show local sports teams and related programming.FreeformFreeform is the new name for the former ABC Family. ABC's second channel features popular shows like Pretty Little Liars.FS1FOX Sports 1 is FOX's answer to ESPN. It airs live sports and sports news programming.FS2Even more sports from FOX.FXFX airs original series, mostly comedies.FXXFXX expands on FX's offerings with more original comedies and Hollywood movies.Galavisi³nGalavisi³n is a Spanish-language network that airs a wide range of programming, from telenovelas to soccer.HGTVHGTV airs lifestyle programming related to home buying and renovations. It focuses mostly on reality shows.HistoryHistory channel airs history-themed programming, including documentaries and reality TV shows.IFCIFC features offbeat comedies like Portlandia and Comedy Bang! Bang!LifetimeThis channel features programming aimed at a female audience. They have both shows and original films.Local NOWLocal Now displays local headlines, plays news clips, and shows local weather. It's a joint venture of Sling TV and The Weather Channel.MakerMaker is a channel from Maker Studios (which also owns Polaris). Maker Studios produces a wide range of web content (such as the Epic Rap Battles of History YouTube series). This channel airs a diverse array of short web videos.National GeographicNational Geographic airs programming related to science, history, and culture.Nat Geo WildNat Geo Wild focuses the National Geographic formula on just the natural world. Expect programming about animals and nature.NBC local broadcasts (available in some markets)Only select markets will have access to local NBC programming through Sling TV.NBCSNNBC's sports network shows news and live events, including NHL games, soccer, motorsports, and horse racing.NBC Regional Sports NetworksCustomers in some regions will have access to their local NBC sports network. Sling Blue includes access to CSN Bay Area, CSN California, CSN Chicago, and CSN Mid-Atlantic. The networks feature live local MLB, NBA, and NHL games.NewsyNewsy aggregates news videos from various sources.Nick Jr.Nick Jr. is Nickelodeon for a younger audience. It offers cartoons and other programming for young children.Available in ExtrasPolaris+Polaris+ is a Sling TV exclusive. It's an extension of the online gaming network Polaris, and features gaming-focused programming.SyFySyFy is an all-science fiction channel.TBSTBS airs original and syndicated programming, particularly comedies.TNTTNT offers dramas, comedies, and other programming, plus some NBA basketball games.Travel ChannelAs you'd expect, the Travel Channel airs specials and reality shows about travel destinations.Tru TVA reality show channel that also offers basketball during the annual NCAA tournament.Available in ExtrasUniMásUniMás is the second network from the folks at Univision. Like its big brother, UniMás airs a mix of Spanish-language content.Available in ExtrasUnivisionThis US-based Spanish-language channel airs telenovelas, news, sports, and more.Available in ExtrasUSAUSA shows syndicated shows and original series, including dramas, comedies, and more.VicelandViceland is Vice Media's TV channel, and it airs what you'd expect from Vice: edgy news and lifestyle programming for the Millennial set.ExtrasExtra/ChannelDescriptionSling OrangeSling BlueSling Orange + BlueBROADCAST EXTRAABCA major network, ABC has original programming, sports, and more.UniMásUniMás is the second network from the folks at Univision. Like its big brother, UniMás airs a mix of Spanish-language content.Already included Already includedUnivisionThis US-based Spanish-language channel airs telenovelas, news, sports, and more.Already includedAlready includedBEST OF SPANISH TVAZ CinemaAzteca's movie channel.AZ ClicAn entertainment channel from the Azteca family.AztecaMexican soccer coexists with telenovelas and more.AZ Coraz³nAzteca's telenovelas channel.BabyTVProgramming for the youngest of the young.BandamaxAn all-music channel.beIN SportsbeIN Sports primarily covers soccer.beIN Sports ±There's soccer galore on beIN's Spanish-language channel.CbeebiesA BBC-owned network for young children.Cine Sony TelevisionSony Pictures movies in Spanish.CinelatinoThis channel shows movies in Spanish and focuses on films that were produced that way (rather than dubbed in post-production).De PelculaThis Spanish-language film channel focuses on Mexican cinema.DP ClásicoMore from De Pelcula. This channel focuses on Mexican cinema from the 1960s and earlier.ESPN DeportesThis sports channel is ESPN's Spanish-language arm.FOROtvNews and sports.Galavisi³nGalavisi³n is a Spanish-language network that airs a wide range of programming, from telenovelas to soccer.NBC UniversoNBC's Spanish-language channel focuses on sports and reality shows.NTN24A 24-hour Spanish-language news channel with plenty of opinions to share.PasionesTelenovelas and nothing but Telenovelas, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.TeleF³rmulaA Spanish-language news channel.TelehitMusic and music videos for a Spanish-speaking audience.TeLe-RomanticaA telenovelas and lifestyle programming channel aimed at women.UniMásUniMás is the second network from the folks at Univision. Like its big brother, UniMás airs a mix of Spanish-language content.UnivisionThis US-based Spanish-language channel airs telenovelas, news, sports, and more.Univision DeportesSports from Univision, the Spanish-language media empire.Univision tlnovelasUnivision's telenovelas channel.Zee MundoThis channel features Bollywood movies dubbed into Spanish.CARIBE EXTRACUBAMAX TVThis channel airs programming from Cuba.Telemicro InternacionalA variety of programming (including movies, telenovelas, and more) from the Dominican Republic.TV QuisqueyaA popular Dominican channel.WAPA AmericaThis Puerto Rican channel shows sports, movies, sitcoms, and more.CHINESE EXTRABeijing TVNews and more from the Chinese capital.CCTVChina Central Television is China's state-owned broadcaster.CCTV-EntertainmentEntertainment from China's state-owned broadcaster.CCTV NewsNews from China's state-owned broadcaster.China MovieAs the name suggests, this is a Chinese movie channel.Dragon TVDragon TV offers a mix of news programming and television dramas.Hunan Satellite TVChina's second-most popular channel has a little bit of everything, including comedies and reality TV.Jiangsu International ChannelA Mandarin channel hailing from Nanjing.Phoenix InfoNewsInternational news and finance from the Phoenix crew.Phoenix North America Chinese ChannelNews and more from a U.S.-based Chinese-language channel.Shenzhen TelevisionA news and finance station.CINEMAXA premium channel on the vein of HBO and Showtime, Cinemax airs movies and original series.COMEDY PLUS EXTRACMTCMT is MTV for country music. Its reality programming tends to highlight rural lifestyles.GSNOriginally called the Game Show Network, this channel airs classic game shows like Family Feud alongside new original game shows.Logo TVLogo TV targets an LGBT audience.MTVOnce a music video giant, MTV now focuses on reality and lifestyle programming.MTV 2Like its big brother, MTV airs reality shows. It also shows music videos at certain times.SpikeSpike tends to focus on a male audience. It airs reality programming on subjects like extreme sports accidents.Tru TVA reality show channel that also offers basketball during the annual NCAA tournament.Already includedAlready includedTV LandTV Land once focused on classic TV, but now features a mix of classic and modern programming.ESPAA EXTRAAntena 3This popular Spanish channel airs talk shows, dramas, and sitcoms.MIS PelculasA Spanish-language movie channel.SupereeAn education and entertainment channel for kids.TVESpain's national state-owned broadcaster.HINDI EXTRAAaj TalkA 24-hour Hindi news channel.B4U MusicAn Indian pop music channel. Expect a mix of Bollywood, Indipop, and Bhangra.Food FoodAn Indian lifestyle channel with a focus on (you guessed it) food.NDTV 24×7New Delhi, India-based English-language news station.News18An Indian news station.Sony SABSony's Indian TV channel features comedies and other TV programs.Sony MixBollywood Music from a Sony-owned Indian channel.ZoomKeep up with the Bollywood stars with this Indian entertainment news channel.HOLLYWOOD EXTRAEpixMovie streaming on demand. Epix also offers major boxing events.Epix 2More movies and content available on demand from Epix. Epix2 also offers MMA events.Epix Drive-InMore movies and content available on demand from Epix. Specializes in action films, comedies, sci-fi movies, and other films from the 1970s to today.Epix HitsThis is the former Epix3, and offers more movies and content available on demand from Epix.HDNet MoviesThis movie channel specializes in blockbusters.Sundance TVShows independent and foreign feature films.TCMTurner Classic Movies shows films from the Golden Age of Hollywood.HBOHBO is the granddaddy of all premium channels. It's home to mega-hit original series like Game of Thrones.ITALIAN EXTRALA7This Italian channel broadcasts comedies, movies, cooking shows, and more.Rai ItaliaAn Italian-language international channel featuring news, drama, documentaries, sports, and more.RaiNews24Rai's Italian-language news station.KIDS EXTRABaby TVProgramming for the youngest of the young.BoomerangCartoon Network's all-classic cartoon channel.Disney JuniorDisney Junior is aimed at younger audiences (like toddlers) than the main Disney Channel.Disney XDDisney XD targets older children, like pre-teens and teens.Duck TVDuck TV's target audience is very young children.Nick Jr.Nick Jr. targets a younger audience than Nickelodeon. Expect family-friendly cartoons aimed at very young children and preschoolers.Already includedAlready includedNickToonsAs the name suggests, this Nickelodeon-owned channel airs cartoons from its parent channel.Sling KidsThis on-demand channel features a wide range of children's TV shows.Teen NickNickelodeon for the (slightly) older set. Expect live-action comedies.LIFESTYLE PLUS EXTRABETBET airs reality shows and more targeting an African-American audience.Already includedAlready includedCooking ChannelThe Cooking Channel features instructional and reality cooking programming.DIYThe DIY Network offers how-to programming, reality shows, and other programming related to home improvement and do-it-yourself work.E!E! features entertainment and pop culture programming. You'll get updates from the red carpet and reality shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians.FYIFYI offers reality TV programming.LMNA spin-off of the Lifetime Network. Like its parent channel, LMN primarily offers programming aimed at women.Hallmark ChannelFamily-friendly movies, series, and TV specials.Hallmark Movies & MysteriesThis channel airs original movies and mystery series.OxygenOxygen's reality TV, movies, and scripted programs are aimed at a female audience.VH1VH1 started as a music channel like MTV, but now focuses on pop culture programming more broadly.Vibrant TVVibrant TV features programming from all different genres, drawn from international sources that American audiences might not be familiar with.WE tvWE tv offers a mix of reality TV and traditional programming. It primarily targets a female audience.NEWS EXTRABBC World NewsWorld news from the British Broadcasting Company.CNBCNBC's finance news channel.Euro NewsNews from a European perspective.France 24English-language channel that offers news from a French perspective.FusionJointly owned by ABC and Univision, Fusion mixes pop culture news with traditional reporting. It targets a millennial audience.HLNHLN is a spin-off of CNN that was original known as CNN2. It focuses on longer-form reporting, including opinion and tabloid-style pieces.MSNBCNBC's political news channel.NDTV 24×7English-language news from New Delhi, IndiaNews 18 IndiaNews from an Indian perspective.RTThis English-language Russian news channel is funded by the Russian government.TheBlazeA conservative news and talk station that features Glenn Beck.PAK-INDIA EXTRAB4U MusicIndian pop music station that plays a mix of Bollywood, Indipop, Bhangra, and more.Geo NewsNews from Pakistan, including coverage of business, politics, sports, and more.Sony MixAn Indian music channel that plays mostly Bollywood music.Sony SABAn Indian TV channel with comedies, dramas, and more.ZoomEntertainment and celebrity news from India. This channel focuses mostly on Bollywood.SPORTS EXTRAbeIN SportsbeIN Sports primarily covers soccer.Campus InsidersCampus Insiders airs college sports from Conference USA, the Mountain West Conference, the Patriot League, and the West Coast Conference.ESPN Bases LoadedThis ESPN channel jumps around to live and recent highlights from in-progress college baseball games. This channel is only active during games at the peak of the baseball season. It shares channel space with the other two ESPN in-game highlight channels.ESPN Buzzer BeaterThis ESPN channel jumps around to live and recent highlights from in-progress college basketball games. This channel is only active at game times during the college basketball season. It shares channel space with the other two ESPN in-game highlight channels.ESPN Goal LineThis ESPN channel jumps around to live and recent highlights from in-progress college football games. This channel is only active at game times during the college football season. It shares channel space with the other two ESPN in-game highlight channels.ESPNewsESPN's news channel will feature SportsCenter and other news programming, even when ESPN's flagship channel is too busy showing live sports or documentaries.ESPN UESPN U covers college sports, primarily less popular sports or match-ups that ESPN doesn't air on their flagship station.Golf ChannelAll golf, all the time.NBA TVNBA TV is the NBA's league-run channel. Its all-NBA lineup includes live games and news/opinion programming.NFL RedZoneThis NFL channel jumps around from game to game to catch exciting potential scoring plays from across the league.NHL NetworkThe National Hockey League's dedicated network includes hockey news and live games.Outside TVAs the name suggests, Outside Television features outdoorsy shows. Running, biking, hunting, and the like dominate the programming here. Outside Television is the TV arm of Outside Magazine.Pac-12 NetworksCollege sports action from the Pac-12 conference. You'll get all 6 regional Pac-12 feeds.SEC NetworkRun by ESPN, this network offers complete coverage of SEC (Southeastern Conference) college sports.SEC Network+An online-only extension of SEC Network, SEC Network+ covers SEC sporting events that don't make the cut on the main channel.Univision DeportesSports from Univision, the Spanish-language media empire.STARZSTARZ is a premium network like HBO or Showtime. Its shows include Outlander and Power..STARZ ENCORESTARZ ENCORE is the sister channel to STARZ. It offers more movies and original series.SUDAMRICA EXTRACaracol TVThis Colombian channel features a variety of programming.Ecuavisa InternacionalNews and entertainment from Ecuador.NTN24Spanish-language 24-hour news network.Nuestra TeleAn entertainment channel from Colombia.RCN NovelasTelenovelas from Colombia.TyC SportsThis Argentine channel covers soccer and other sports.TV GLOBO EXTRATV Globo InternationalThe International version of South America's largest TV station has a little bit of everything.WORLD MUSIC EXTRAArabicaMusic television from the Arab world.B4U MusicPop music from India.CCTV-OperaA Chinese opera channel.Disco Polo MusicThis station airs Polish dance music and more.Jaya MaxMusic and entertainment from India.Melody HitsAn Arabic music channel from (surprise!) Canada.Sangeet BanglaA Bengali music channel.Sony MixA Bollywood music channel.Trace UrbanMusic videos from France.