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Trending Now: ESPN to stream online; Dad's video shows toddler playing with python

A Michigan father says his young daughter is in no danger around their pet snake. (Barcroft TV) A Michigan father says his young daughter is in no danger around their pet snake. (Barcroft TV)
These networks will be available on Sling TV. (FOX19) These networks will be available on Sling TV. (FOX19)
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Watch ESPN, Food Network online 

Many sports lovers have no choice but to purchase cable TV – it's the only way to watch ESPN.

But that will soon change as ESPN programming is set to be available for online streaming on tablets, laptops, smart TVs and phones. It's the first time the network will be viewable online without having to paying a cable or satellite bill.

The new service, called Sling TV, was announced on Monday and, in addition to ESPN, includes CNN, Food Network, Disney Channel for $20 a month. Zero long-term contracts or additional hardware are required.

Sling TV is different from Netflix or Hulu in that it's the first streaming service that is much like a cable television subscription.

Many analysts cite ESPN's entry into online streaming as a major reason consumers will ditch the pricey bundles offered by cable companies.

The Washington Post's Cecilia Kang notes: “The tremendous demand for ESPN is unparalleled in the cable TV world. The top ten most-viewed programs in cable television history are all ESPN programs. And with more people watching TV shows online according to their own schedules, live sports are one of the few things left on TV that bring entire families together to watch in real-time.”

It won't initially be available on Apple TV, which is one of the major downsides to the service. Streamers will only be allowed to view content on one device at a time - so no sharing usernames or passwords with friends. 

Sling TV, which is owned by Dish, is expected to be available later this month.

Dad's video shows baby playing with python 

A child rolling around with a 13-foot python might sound like some parents' nightmare, but to one Michigan father it's just like playing with the family dog.

A video shows Jamie Guarino's 14-month-old daughter rolling around, petting, and climbing on his pet python snake. It's sparked a dividing reaction online between horror and support for the father, who claims his daughter is in no danger around the snake.

"I was trying to show that snakes are not evil creatures, they can be a loving pet despite their bad reputation," Guarino, who claims he's handled snakes for years, says.

Watch the video for yourself above or here if you're on a mobile device.

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