With Dish's Sling TV, which released today, have we finally started to see some real progress with TV? Up to this point live TV was primarily only available through illegal means or entering your log in info from your subscription. Live TV have been the main drawback from cord cutting for many sports, such as myself. With ESPN included among the channels this marks a step in the right direction, but even mighty ESPN only broadcasts so much content. Hopefully, the next steps are taken soon.
More importantly and perhaps optimistically will this effect local monopolies? Will we finally see better service and more competitive rates in an industry that isn't known for either?