Another Setback in Streaming: Sling TV Can’t Handle March Madness

Some hoops fans who signed up to get their live sports fix from Dish Network’s new Sling TV streaming service were disappointed Saturday night when they couldn’t view the NCAA Men’s Basketball Semifinals because of shoddy service. Sling TV seemingly couldn’t handle the number of viewers trying to watch the games, which points to one of the biggest obstacles facing streaming services: content distribution. […] In the past, a few hiccups in a streaming service were no big deal and only somewhat noteworthy. But as households cut the cord in favor of services such as Sling TV or the upcoming HBO Now, streaming reliability is coming more into focus and could impact a consumer’s decision on whether to ditch the cable company. – Adam Levy, The Motley Fool